AWPF Distinctions and Workshop

The prestigious AWPF award is open for a maximum of 25 applicants annually and is available to photographers worldwide. Obtaining the distinction involves creating a cohesive panel of 12 images, either print or DPI.

We are now ready to accept applications for 2022 and the AWPF assessment day will be held on the 6th of November 2022. The application form can be found here.

Further information can be found in the dropdown menu above WPF>AWPF-Distinctions and you can view successful panels from previous years in this gallery.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take on this great challenge and work towards this sought-after award.

Please register your interest in the award or the workshop so that we have an idea of the numbers for room size. Please email:


RCT Photo Marathon 2022

The 2022 Rhondda Cynon Taf Photo Marathon takes place on Saturday 11th June 2022  starting at 10am. It is sponsored by, among others, the RPS and Olympus.

It is an event that allows its participants to express creativity through the medium of Photography. In a 24 hour time frame you will receive 12 topics that will require a single image submission for each.24 hours – 12 images. From wherever you are.

Prizes include an Olympus Tough TG6 Camera and a Royal Photographic Society Annual Membership.

Full details of how to take part are availble here.

News from Hay

We’ve received this from Christine Starnes over at Hay Camera Club…

I visited Bill Grundy today and we had  a nice chat. He has donated 6 photography books for the club which we will use as a library for members to borrow. We reminisced the years from when I first joined Hay about 17 years ago and talked about the changing styles of competition winners. In his time he has accrued 2 Gold medals, a Blue Ribbon, Highly Recommended and over 70 acceptances through FIAP and others, competing worldwide including Australia, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Hong Kong to name a few. His last award was in 2002.

Bill was one of four founder members of the club back in the 1940’s – June, his wife, Brian Bentley and David Brinn. He remembered that at one time, club membership was so low, when they had a visiting judge for a competition only four members attended, so they all went round to the local pub for a drink!  He was also a member of Merthyr Tydfil for a number of years but travelling took its toll.

Bill became an honorary member of Hay for several years but ill health precluded him from attending meetings. He suffers from a muscle degenerative disease and his eyesight is not  so good. He will be 90 on Sunday 20 March. The same age as Brian Bentley, who sadly died earlier this year. However, we hope Bill will be around for a few more years yet.

Over the years, Hay has lost a number of lovely members, including David Brinn who emigrated to New Zealand in the early 2000’s and joined Marlborough Camera club. His legacy was to launch a new Battle with and Hay which we continue to this day.


Thanks to Imants Grindulis

After years of service to our member clubs, Imants has decided to step down from judging.  We thank him most sincerely for all the time he has spent serving our member societies.  We really do appreciate his efforts.

Peter A Young – WPF President

Gwynfa 40th Anniversary Celebrations

2020 is the 40th year of Gwynfa Camera Club (originally Beddau & District CC) and members, past, present and future, are invited along for an evening of memories on March 5th.

There will be lots of photos (both competition and otherwise) and a full buffet will be provided (by Fun Fillings & Valley Catering).

If you know any former members who’d like to come along, please let them know. Entry is £2.