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:


Jim Yendle (1935-2022)

The passing, last month, of Jim Yendle, one of the most esteemed members of Rhiwbina Camera Club in north Cardiff, came as a shock to all RCC members. Although he had been unwell for some time, no-one had been prepared for the sad news of his passing. Jim had been a prominent member of RCC for more than 60 years, during many of which he served on the club committee, mostly as Secretary, but also as Treasurer, Programme Secretary and Competitions Secretary. In addition to his friends within the camera club, over the years Jim made many acquaintances within the wider photographic community in south Wales and in the Welsh Photographic Federation. In appreciation of his outstanding loyalty and service to Rhiwbina Camera Club, he was presented with a commemorative plate during the 2017/18 season. In further recognition of his exceptional contribution to the club for over six decades, he was granted Life Membership two years ago.

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73rd Midland Salon Open for Entries

Prints are back! They can be forwarded to the Welsh International then onto Smethwick International and Southampton International.
Full details of how to enter this prestigious salon can be found here.

Entries close on 25th June.

The Exhibition of Prints and Projected Digital Images will be held at the UK FIAP Exhibition Centre at the Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2AS, UK from 13th to 21st August 2022.

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.

2022 Welsh Salon – Exhibition of Photographs

The Exhibition of images selected for the 2022 Welsh Salon of Photography will be held at the Cynon Valley Museum, Depot Rd, Gadlys, Aberdare CF44 8DL from the 6th May to the 28th May. The museum is opposite Tesco’s store in Aberdare.

Museum opening times are Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm. It is closed every Sunday & Monday.

The official opening and trophy presentation will be on Saturday 7th May at 1:00pm. Note, an AWPF workshop will be held in the same venue on the 7th May from 10:00 – 14:00pm.

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.


Results of the 2022 Ace of Clubs Competition

The competition was held on 20 February 2022 on Zoom.  13 clubs each submitted 30 PDI entries and each of 3 judges scored all 390 entries in the range of 2 to 5 so the minimum score was 6 and the maximum was 15.

The judges, who made a fine job of the scoring, were:

Carol McNiven Young FRPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE4 (from N&EMPF);

Barry Mead FRPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/d3 (from WCPF); and

Michael Krier ARPS MA(Photography) AFIAP (from MCPF).

The participating clubs were Aberystwyth, Afan Nedd, Baglan Bay, Bridgend, Cwmbran, Gwent, Gwynfa, Monmouth, Pontypridd, Rhondda, RPC, Swansea and Tenby.

Congratulations to all the clubs that participated but especially to Gwynfa CC and Tenby CC who were 1st and 2nd repectively and were invited to represent WPF at the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championship.

Congratulations also go to the photographers who scored 15 and to the winners of the 5 awards that were on offer.

The detailed results can be found here.