49th Smethwick International Opens

On-line entry System NOW OPEN

3 Print Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature.
Prints can be forwarded to Southampton International

3 Projected Image Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature,

Over 210 Medals and Ribbons to be won.

Patronage: PSA 2023-543, FIAP 2023-579, GPU L230140, PAGB 2023-031

Low entry Fees. Only pay for each section entered. 68 Page A4 Colour Catalogue to each entrant.

Rules Here  Enter at: www.SmethwickInternational.com

PSA News from Ian Ledgard

Two Welsh PSA members have enjoyed great success in the Essence Circuit in India, a 5 judging circuit.

WPF member David Edwards gained 17 acceptances including a PSA Gold medal and three merit awards

Sharon Prenton-Jones from North Wales gained 21 acceptances with 3 PSA Gold medals anone Gold and three Silver Salon medals.

Both help to keep the profile of Welsh photography alive and kicking – congratulations to both photographers.

Ian Ledgard
PSA Membership Director Wales

PSA News

PSA members in Wales have been quietly working away towards gaining PSA awards by entering PSA recognised Exhibitions.  This involves a pathway of star, galaxy and diamond acceptances. Thus far in 2023 the following members have achieved these awards listed below:-

Mike Bray  4 stars in Mono
David Edwards Galaxy 4 in Nature
Paul James  5 stars in Mono and Galaxies 2 and 3 in colour
Ian Ledgard  Galaxy 9 in Mono and Galaxy 7 in Photo Travel
Hazel Price  2 stars in colour
Kevin Robertson  First star in Photojournalism.

Well done everybody and keep working towards your next targets.

If WPF members are interested in pursuing PSA recognition then I will be happy to explain the system. For those who have FIAP acceptances these will qualify for PSA as long as that exhibition also had PSA recognition.

Ian Ledgard, GMPSA/b

74th Midland Salon Open for Entries

The 74th Midland International Salon of Photography is now open for entries. There are over 200 awards to be won and the salon has PSA, FIAP, GPU & PAGB patronage.

The Exhibition of Prints and Projected Digital Images will be held at the the Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2AS, UK
12th to 18th August 2023.

Full details here. Enter here.

2023 Neath Salon

Neath & District PS are pleased to announce that our 2023 NDPS UK Salon will be open for entries from 1st February 2023. This is our 8th year as a BPE exhibition and we are also please to announce PAGB patronage again this year.

Salon dates are as follows:
Entries open 1st Feb 2023
Entries close 22nd April 2023
Selection weekend 29th & 30th April 2023.

Continue reading “2023 Neath Salon”

PSA News

Welsh photographers have achieved good results in the New Year Circuit in Serbia. PSA Member Neville Thomas had 16 acceptances and won a Bronze Medal and an HM. Ian Ledgard had 7 acceptances and was also awarded an HM.

Three other Welsh based photographers also had successes and might perhaps consider seeking PSA recognition of their achievements John Bell and Matthew Jones both collected 16 acceptances and Anthony Baggett 8. How about it folks?

Ian Ledgard
PSA Membersip Director, Wales