If you have not yet seen the PAGB guidance for the use of AI in PAGB Competitions, you can download a PDF here.
Congratulations to David L Edwards for gaining his EFIAP/g and to Sue Carter, Elisa Best, Rhordri Phillips and Annette O’Connell for gaining their AFIAP Distinctions.
Fiap Distinctions Officer
Full details of these competitions can be found on the PAGB Central Entry System (CES). https://pagbhost.co.uk/main/main.php
A Club entry requires a personal CES account with Club officer approval. See here – http://www.thepagb.org.uk/services/the-entries-admin-system/
See also guidance at http://www.thepagb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/guidance_image_repetition.pdf
Congratulations to Neil Holman of Afan Nedd CC who came second in the Country Walking magazine Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition with the image below.
Watch out for those tired old ‘substitution’ email scams, they are doing the rounds again.
What happens is that you get an email from someone pretending to be an officer of your club or your Federation and they are asking you for some kind of help, financial of course. The latest one targetted our Federation President.
Note, emails are not being hacked. They just pretend to be someone else by covering up the actual send email. The latest emails came from firstname.lastname@example.org but a name familiar to you is being used to disguise that bit.
Report all such emails by forwarding them to: email@example.com
Ron Lines recently published some advice in the WPF Facebook Group for any WPF members thinking about going for any of the FIAP Distinctions so we thought we’d reproduce it here.
Does anyone have a completed FIAP distinction application? I’ll be closing the books for this year’s applications soon.
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.
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.
PSA Membership Director Wales
Congratulations to Gwynfa and Bridgend who represented the WPF in the Natonal PDI Inter-Club Championships at Warwick. They qualified by finishing in the top two places at the WPF Ace of Clubs back in February.
Chorley PS and Wigan 10 shared the spoils in the Grand Final. The WPF clubs didn’t make it to the grand final so they contested the Plate final. Gwynfa finished joint 5th and Bridgend Joint 16th.
Overall results and individual awards can be seen here.
The event was judged by Steven LePrevost FRPS MPAGB AFIAP FIPF (SCPF), Sue Sibley ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s BPE4 (SCPF) and Libby Smith MPAGB EFIAP HonPAGB HonSPF (SPF).
Whilst browsing the latest edition of Rod Whelan’s PAGB E-News, we came across these images of presentation being made to two WPF photographers, Jenny Hibbert and Susan Lacourt Slee. Details below.
You can browse all back issue of E-News here.