The Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 4th December.
The following were elected for 2023:

President – Linda Bell                              Immediate Vice President – Ian O’Neill
Vice President – Jason Wharam                Treasurer – Iona O’Neill
Secretary – Terry Mills

       Post Holders:
PAGB Delegate – Tony Davies                   Exhibition Organisers – Linda Bell, Ian O’Neill,
Jason Wharam,  Kevin Hirst
Competition Secretary – Peter Jepson          
Awards Officer – Phil Chadwick                 
Data Manager – Jason Wharam
Web Master – Ian O’Neill                           Newsletter Editor – Christine Langford
Auditor – David Smith

Our new President - Linda Bell



The Chairman of the Salon, Peter Young, will show acceptances (with commentary) from the latest Salon on Sunday 19th February at Craig-y-Don from 1.30

Also on show  -  Masters of Print Exhibition 2021



Will be held at the Craig-y-Don Community Centre
Queens Road,  Llandudno
On Saturday 10th June 2023  from 1.00 – 5.00

This will be the closing date to hand in our NWPA Exhibition entries



Selection for our annual Exhibition will take place on
Saturday 8th July 2023  from 9.00 – 5.00
At the Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Llandudno

The Exhibition will be held at the RCA in Conwy from 16 September – 21 October





On Sunday 19th February we hosted a showing of the Welsh International Salon of Photography at Craig-y-Don and also displayed the Masters of Print Exhibition (5). This proved to be a most successful and enjoyable occasion.

Peter Young, Chairman of WISp introducing the Masters of Prints




Linda Bell our Chairman with Andy Polakowski thanking Peter for his wonderful description and critique of the Award winners in WISP.


Rob Prenton Jones & Chris Evans enjoying the presentation of the Master of Prints


Linda doing her duty as MC for the day


Peter Young, Chairman of WISP

Thanks go to Tony Davies, Terry Mills & Andy Polakowski for the pictures, Janet Davies for organising the raffle & Ian on the computer.


A Festival of Inspirational Images

On Sunday, 19th February, 2023, the North Wales Photographic Association (NWPA) hosted a presentation of inspirational images in Llandudno for the benefit of its members.

Organised by Christine Langford the event included showing the PAGB’s 5th “Masters of Print” exhibition which consisted of the 60 selected prints from the 2021 entries.

The quality of each of the image was superb and left little doubt that a good picture should be printed – it’s the ultimate way to display photography.

Thanks to Tony Davies for liaising with Rod Wheelans and transporting the prints to the venue.
(The Masters of Print (6) Exhibition was launched in Birmingham this month and will then tour the country at various other venues. Details can be found in PAGB’s e-news magazine.)

The main event, though, was the showing of the award-winning images from the Welsh International Salon of Photography (2022). These were shown as projected images and included digital versions of print entries. Linda Bell, our President, introduced Peter Young, LRPS, CPAGB, AFIAP, APAGB, Chairman of the Salon, who gave us an informative and entertaining commentary throughout the presentation.

Peter is a member and a representative of the Welsh Photographic Federation (WPF) which is responsible for the running of the Salon. He travelled up to North Wales especially for the occasion with the blessing of the WPF who are keen to include us in their activities.

Sadly, Peter will be standing down in his role as Chairman of the Salon and desperately hopes someone will pick up the baton and that the Salon will continue to be as popular in the future as it is now.
(Incidentally, we should point out that Peter Young, besides his work for his club and federation is also the Treasurer for the PAGB.)

Andy Polakowski gave a vote of thanks and the final act was the calling of the raffle. The day was well attended by those who took advantage of this free event and is hopefully an indicator the there is revival after lockdown.

Terry Mills





Will be held at the Craig-y-Don Community Centre Queens Road, Llandudno On Saturday 10th June 2023 from 1.00 – 5.00

This will be the closing date to hand in our NWPA Exhibition entries



Selection for our annual Exhibition will take place on Saturday 8th July 2023 from 9.00 – 5.00 At the Craig-y-Don Community Centre, Llandudno

The Exhibition will be held at the RCA in Conwy from 16 September – 21 October

















































































NWPA BIG DAY OF IMAGES including the

at the Craig-y-Don Community Centre,  Queens Road,  Llandudno.  LL30 1TE

Following the success of last year’s event we have decided to use the same
format again with the showing of the NWPA Exhibition prints and PDI’s on the big screen as well as some actual prints for you to look at.

Additionally we are pleased to announce that the competition Judge,
Christine Widdall FBPE, MPAGB,EFIAP,APAGB Hon.LCPU has kindly agreed
to give a talk and show some of her work.

The PDI Challenge then takes place after lunch with 12 clubs taking part
As members of NWPA clubs it is FREE to attend (although providing a raffle prize
or purchasing a ticket to offset the costs would be appreciated!)  

Doors open at 10am with the show starting at 10.30am – don’t be late!

Full details are attached, but here is the basic timetable:

10.00  Doors open
10.30   Welcome & Opening
1030   Projection of the NWPA Exhibition PDI acceptances
11.20 Talk by Christine Widdall FBPE MPAGB EFIAP APAGB
12.30   Projection of NWPA Ex. Print acceptances
1.00   lunch
2.15    PDI Challenge – Judge Christine Widdall
5.00  Results & Awards

Free entry, tea & coffee.   Raffle
Bring your own lunch.  Share a car & bring your friends.


Many congratulations go to Rolf Kraehenbuehl, ARPS, of the Beaumaris & MB club,
who has been awarded the Fenton Medal & Honorary Life Membership
by the Royal Photographic Society for his notable contribution to the Society


The Championship took place last Saturday in Blackburn and North Wales was represented by Beaumaris & MB and Mold.

Out of the 28 clubs in the Plate Competition Mold gained the 3rd highest score
with 94 for their 8 prints, tying with Bristol and just 1 point behind Smethwick & Southport (no mean achievement).  Joint winners of the Plate were Poulton-le-Fylde
& Melbourn with 98.   Beaumaris scored 83, tying with Maidstone, Chichester &
Afon Nedd, 5 points above the last place.

It was a well attended and most enjoyable day.


The 27th Great Northern Audio  Visual Festival

This is a national competition with PAGB Patronage is being held for the
first time here in North Wales from the 1st – 3rd December in Church House
in the village of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, just one mile down the A470
from Junction 19 on the A55.

We have a bumper crop of sequences for you to enjoy over the three days –
Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday days.
The cost of admission is £5 for the Friday evening and £20 a day for the Saturday
and Sunday or £40 for the whole weekend – please note that the day price does include all your teas/coffees and a soup and sandwich lunch.

If you have never seen a major AV competition – then why not attend on the Friday evening when our NWPA President will be in attendance to officially open the competition?

Further information can be obtained from the website www.gnfestival.org.uk











Before last year’s Annual General Meeting our Secretary, Terry Mills, had announced that he would be retiring at the AGM 2023.
Enough notice, one would have thought, to find someone else to fill this important role.
After all, our Federation would not be able to function without a Secretary. No Federation = no inter-club competitions,
no exhibition, no access to PAGB events e.g. Awards for Photographic Merit, FIAP, etc. or to judges and lecturers.
After a period of silence round the table, we contemplated asking to join the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union.
Eventually, our Vice-President, Jason Wharam, agreed to take this on.
Thank you Jason - you saved the day!
Later in the afternoon, Charles Meadows was approached to be our Vice-President and accepted. Thank you, Charles.
So our new list of Officers, as voted in at the AGM, is as follows:
Past President: Ian O’Neill
President: Linda Bell
Vice President: Charles Meadows
Secretary: Jason Wharam
Treasurer: Iona O’Neill

At the conclusion of the AGM Terry was thanked by all the attendees for his years of dedicated service as our Federation Secretary.

For all sorts of reasons, the numbers of judges and presenters our clubs can call on have reduced. We only have 16 judges now on our list and some of them travel huge distances to attend the clubs across the whole of North Wales.
It is time for some new blood.
So, if you would like to show your work or would like to become a judge, please contact Jason Wharam (wharamj@gmail.com)
or talk to your own club delegate.
Once we have some numbers, some training sessions can be arranged and then, hopefully, we could get some new judges.

At the recent adjudication in Nottingham three North Wales members gained distinctions:
Pauline Jones (Rhyl) BPAGB, Kay Newman (Deeside) CPAGB
Pauline Potter (Deeside) CPAGB
Congratulations to all three

The Beaumaris & Menai Bridge club recently hosted the 6-way Battle between Caernarfon, Conwy, Dwyfor, Beaumaris & Dyffryn Ogwen This was judged by Chris Kay and won by Caernarfon.
The evening was attended by an audience of over 50 and thanks go to the Beaumaris club for organising this event.

The Photography Show will be held at the NEC, Birmingham
16-19 March 2024