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This website may experience some disruption on Tuesday 22nd October as it is being migrated to a new host.

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The Stanley Chell Competition – Open for Entries

On behalf of Aberdare Camera Club I attach your clubs invitation to enter this years Stanley Chell Print Competition, to be held at 1pm on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Aberdare CC believes in the print format, and hence the Stanley Chell represents an opportunity for all clubs to show the work that they are currently producing, in what we hope is an enjoyable day for all attending.

I apologies for the late notice, due to my own heavy work commitments, but we hope that your club will be able to participate.

Last entries to be received as normal at Pixels Competition on 2nd November 2019 where members of Aberdare Camera Club will be in attendance to collect your prints. Alternatively if you could arrange delivery either to the club on a Monday evening or to my home or work place. Pleas give me a call to discuss alternatives.

There are three attachments

Entry forms and rules

Please place an entry form with your prints with payment of the £10 entry fee.

Your support is very much appreciated.

Huw Edwards
Treasurer – Aberdare Camera Club

Pixels 2019

Pixels 2019 takes place at the usual venue, Talbot Green Community Centre, Cowbridge Road, Talbot Green, CF72 8HS, on Saturday the 2nd November, 2019. The competition will start at 2.30 pm. Doors will open at 1.45 pm.

The judge for the event will be Michael Krier ARPS AFIAP MA (Photography).

As usual we’ll provide a full buffet during the break and admission will be free although we hope you’ll buy a raffle ticket or two. We have some great prizes including donations by Permajet, Fotospeed, Paper Spectrum and Carmarthen Cameras.

The venue has a large car park and full disabled access and you are welcome to come along and enjoy the day even if your club didn’t enter!

Here is a poster for your club noticeboard.

PAGB Inter-Fed Exhibition in Maesteg

The 15 Federations that form the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) – including us, the WPF (Welsh Photographic Federation) take part in an Annual Competition where each Federation can enter up to 30 pieces of work in 4 sections, Colour and Mono Print together with Nature and Open PDIs making a possible total of 1,800 images.

This Exhibition displays the best 150 prints and 150 PDIs selected by the 3 Judges so must truly be the Best of Current British Photography for 2018 – which will show the standards and styles of images that have achieved this accolade – this should provide inspiration and ideas to Amateur Photographers throughout the regions.

It will be displayed, as normal, throughout October and once again we are grateful to the Maesteg Library for hosting our event this year, the Library is not open full time throughout this period so you need to apply particular attention to the dates and times below: –


The Library is closed every Monday and Sunday so don’t travel then!

Tuesdays it is open from 1.00 pm until 7.00 pm.
Wednesdays it is open from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm.
Thursdays it is open from 9.00am until 7.00 pm.
Fridays it is open from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm – apart from Friday 5th October.
Saturdays it is open from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm.

And if you want to volunteer for stewarding and spending some time in the Exhibition talking to the locals about the photographs and our hobby and giving them links to the WPF and PAGB website maybe more people will consider joining our Clubs.

We were originally thinking of having a formal opening on the 6th October, but unfortunately there is a PAGB Executive meeting in London that weekend so we will try and arrange that for the 13th October – We will confirm later.

Location:- Maesteg Library has two properties the one you require is in the Tesco Superstore car park off Castle Street, Maesteg – the official Postcode is CF34 9DS but on Google Maps that takes you elsewhere to Llynfi Street – so try putting Castle Street in your Sat Nav – or asking a local.

If you want to volunteer, have any queries or in fact are not a WPF Club Secretary any longer please contact me as below, or the WPF Secretary Martin Nagle at

Please could you pass this on to your Club members.

Roy Thomas
PAGB Exec. Member/CELO for the WPF

Swansea’s Annual Exhibition

Swansea Camera Club are holding their Annual Exhibition at the Volcano Theatre (27-29 High St, Swansea) from Saturday, October 19th to Wednesday, October 30th.

Opening Times are 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday.

PSA News – Congratulations to Gary Shinner

Hearty congratulations to Gary Shinner on his success in the recent PCA Circuit – 21 acceptances, 3 Gold Medals and 2 diplomas.

Gary is certainly setting the pace with an excellent result.

Ian Ledgard, GMPSA
PSA Membership Director Wales
PSA Liasion Officer Wales

PSA News

Congratulations are in order for Colin Price of New Quay Camera Club who has recently been awarded PPSA in recognition of his proficiency in International Exhibitions with Prints and Digital Images.  This award requires at least 288 acceptances. Well done Colin.

There are many more photographers in Wales who enjoy success in PSA recognised exhibitions who I know could also gain awards with works already accepted. Please do consider adding PSA recognitions to your armoury. For more details contact me at

Ian Ledgard, GMPSA, PSA Membership Director Wales, PSA Liasion Officer Wales.

Howard Evans AWPF

It was with great sadness that the WPF Executive lost one of its stalwart members today.  Howard Evans, our Equipment Officer and Health & Safety Officer, has resigned from the Exec as a result of ill health.

We thank him for his contributions in the past and wish him and his wife, Carole, a speedy recovery.

As yet, we have not identified anyone to replace him as Equipment Officer and Martin Nagle, Cliff Emery and I will do our best to cover the role.

Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP APAGB – President


Smethwick International Open for Entries

The Smethwick International, now in its 45th year, is one of the largest International Exhibitions of Photography held in the UK. Held each year in January at their club buildings which are the FIAP Exhibition Centre for the UK, every year it attracts visitors from all over the UK during its ten-day run.

They offer all entrants an 84-page A4 catalogue illustrated with well over 250 pictures from the exhibition.

Full details and entry portal can be found here. Online entry closes 13 November 2019.

PAGB Recorded Lecture Service

WPF programme secretaries may be interested to know that the PAGB offer a good selection of recorded lectures for purchase and download direct from their website. Prices range from £0 to £15 for a lecture.

You can access a full list here.

You can set up a log-in for your club here.

Congratulations to Cardiff’s Tony Charles

Cardiff Camera Club member Tony Charles has one of his fine art black & white images of influential Welsh musician, poet and television producer Geraint Jarman selected for inclusion in a major new exhibition RECORD: Folk, Protest & Pop at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. The iconic image was shot by Tony last year as part of a project shooting pioneers of Welsh pop dating from the 1960s.

The exhibition uses the Welsh Music Archive and the Screen and Sound Archive of the National Library to trace the history of Welsh music from the crwth to Catatonia, looking at the early tradition, the influence of individuals like Meredydd Evans at the BBC and how Welsh record labels have worked tirelessly to produce revolutionary folk, protest and pop music. The exhibition is on until 1stFebruary 2010.

Tony said, “I was delighted when the National Library of Wales purchased my fine art portraiture collection of my iconic Welsh artists for the Library’s photo archive earlier this year and thrilled that this image of Geraint has been selected for the key exhibition about Welsh music and culture.”

Tony’s images of Geraint have previously featured on the cover of weekly magazine “Y Golwg” and on the cover of Geraint’s latest music CD.

Photo: Tony Charles talks about his portrait of Welsh icon Geraint Jarman to the exhibition curator Wil Troughton.

Results from Warwick 2019

All the results from the Inter-Club PDI Championships at Warwick can be seen in this edition of PAGB e-News.

The WPF Clubs taking part were Inn Focus, Tenby and Gwynfa.

Digital Printing Workshop

Peter Corbett of Master-Print (also a member of Hay Camera Club) is offering a digital printing workshop on September 21/22.

Master-Print also offers a fine art photo printing service.

Full details can be found on his website.

2019 Ace of Prints Results

The ISO Group won the 2019 Ace of Prints competition. Gwynfa were second and Tenby third.

More information when we have it.

Results from 2019 Inter-Federation Competition

The WPF finished fairly low down in the order but WPF club members we did achieve some individual successes. The overall results can be seen here. Further details can be found in this edition of PAGB e-news.

Full WPF scores can be seen below:-

Mono Prints Colour Prints PDI Open PDI Nature

Three WPF workers will have mono prints in the exhibition. They are:-

Gillian Mackay (Tenby) – The Last Tram
Leigh Woolford (Gwynfa) – The White Hut
Nick Craddock
(The Vale) – London Experience

Three WPF workers will have colour prints in the exhibition. They are:-

Gareth Martin (Afan Nedd) – In Need of a Wash
Gillian Mackay (Tenby) – Looking Out
Jenny Hibbert (Bridgend) – Water Vole About To Enter Water

Two WPF workers will have Open PDIs in the exhibition. They are:-

Dave Lewis (Tenby) – Catch Me If You Can
Gwynfryn Jones (Gwynfa) – Mean Street

Four WPF workers will have Nature PDIs in the exhibition. They are:-

Dave Rees (Western Valley) – Crested Tit
Dave Edwards (Neath) – Lynx on the Skyline
Neil Thomas (Afan Nedd) – Cukoo with Caterpillar

Phil Morgan (Inn Focus) achieved a PDIs Judge’s Award for:- Red Throated Diver.

Congratulations to them all.

You will be able to see the Exhibition in Maesteg Library during October so don’t forget to go along and enjoy the style and quality of prints that make the exhibition the Best of British! (More details of the exhibition will appear here in due course).

I want to thank everybody for the use of their images and to thank all those from the executive that helped me in selecting the work to put forward and packing & labelling the prints for Peter to transport to England!

Roy Thomas

2019 Barrian Cup Results

We’ve received this from Roy Carr at Barry.

Congratulations to the ISO Group who won this year’s edition of the Barrian Cup, scoring 90 points out of a possible 100. Gwynfa came second with 87 and Inn Focus third with 86. All the scores can be seen here.

Sharon Prenton Jones, a member of the ISO Group walked away with the Mike Lewis Trophy for Pearl and Malcolm Kingswell won the Dave Cowdrey Trophy for best Landscape/Seascape.

Many thanks to Peter Gennard who did a sterling job of judging this afternoon prints, especially since he judged them ‘cold’, adding to the suspense.

Thank you too to all who attended and to fellow members of Barry Camera Club who made the event happen. A good afternoon was had by all.