The Ace of Prints competition was held on 2 July 2023 at Briton Ferry Community Centre. It was judged by Gordon Jenkins HonPAGB, Richard Speirs DPAGB BPE2* APAGB and Rod Wheelans FRPS MPAGB MFIAP HonPAGB. Five clubs submitted entries.
Eleven Clubs entered the 2023 Ace of Clubs although one of them (Rhiwbina) was not in attendance and so couldn’t take part in round 2 and the final.
With so few clubs entering, all clubs progressed to the final. Therefore, rounds one and two became an excercise in assessing the judge’s preferences ready for the decisive final round.
Congratulations go to Gwynfa and Bridgend who finished first and second in the final and have been invited to represent the WPF at the PAGB Inter Club PDI Championship in Warwick later this year.
The full results can be seen below.
Special thanks go to our Judges for the day:
John Tilsley ARPS DPAGB APAGB,
Ralph Snook ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s,
Peter Weaver LRPS CPAGB APAGB
They performed well as a team and calmly put up with our equipment issues and selection and loading pauses.
Of course my thanks to all the WPF teams and others who helped in many ways on the day.
Here are the results of the 3 Memorial Trophy competitions that made up an entertaining day at New Quay!
The Gwyn Morgan Trophy was won by Bridgend & Dist. CC – Results Here Note, the results of the Gwyn Morgan Trophy were corrected on 21st February.
The Past Presidents’ Trophy was won jointly by Afan Nedd CC and Bridgend & Dist. CC – Results Here
The Walter Morgan Trophy was won by Tenby & Dist. CC – Results Here
Big thanks must go to the members of the New Quay Camera Club who looked after us so well on the day and to the members of the WPF Executive that came along and helped carry out the slightly modified sequence and kept everybody’s spirits up! But especially to our Judge for the day John Tilsley who whilst on his feet all day gave us an excellent appraisal of all the images and kept the audience in rapt attention throughout – Thanks John!
Bridgend Market Exhibition – the detail sheets will show that in the mono competition 6 Clubs will be exhibited (24 prints) and in the colour print competition 23 prints will be exhibited (Those scoring 17 or more points).
Welsh Photographic Federation Associate Assessment Day
6th November 2022 – Distinctions Secretary’s Report.
The AWPF assessment was held on the 6th November 2022, despite the awful weather we still had an audience of about 50 dedicated photographers and supporters many traveling hundreds of miles to attend, we are grateful for their support. We were unable to broadcast the event via Zoom.
There were 20 applications, for the 2022 AWPF award. 16 print submissions and 4 Digital submissions, unfortunately 11 candidates failed to reach the standard required to achieve a successful outcome. That is a pass rate of 45%.
Those 9 candidates that did achieve the high standard the award demands, are listed below.
Congratulations tothe following WPF Photographers who achievd distinctions at the recent PAGB APM day.
David Hopes of Bridgend & District CC achieved his DPAGB
Gary Welsby of Gwynfa achieved his CPAGB
Welcome to the new website of the Welsh Photographic Federation. Please read the information in the HELP dropdown menu before using the site.
I’m pleased to announce that the WPF has purchased a Zoom Pro licence which it is making available to clubs from 6-Jul-20. It enables a meeting of up to 100 people for 24 hours which one of the WPF Executive will host (but almost certainly not for 24 hours). This will enable clubs, who have not yet put their toe in the waters of online meetings, to have a go and it will permit meetings of more people, without time constraints, compared with the free version of Zoom. There will be no charge for this service.
If you wish to take advantage of this, please send an email to email@example.com with “WPF ZOOM SESSION – CLUB & DATE” in the subject line/box. The email must specify the Date, Time and Duration of the requested meeting, together with Liaison contact’s name, email and phone number. We will reply by email and, if the license can be made available for that occasion, will confirm details and discuss any training or testing that may be necessary or useful.
The WPF Exec will be learning about this new initiative as we go and will announce any modifications as we find them necessary.
Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB – WPF President