Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 17 2017/18 3 April 2018

This Friday, Richard Speirs DPAGB, APAGB, BPE2* will judge the Landscape Competition.

On Friday 13 April, John Hartshorne, LRPS, DPAGB, BPE3* (supported by Fotospeed) http://www.johnhartshorne.co.uk/index.html will present “The Big Picture Take 2” when John will show us his latest travel images from around the world. 

Friday 13 April is also the hand in night for the 3rd Merit Print Competition. Rules and a link to the online entry system can be found at http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides/ 

Looking a little further ahead, the hand in night for the Nature competition is 27 April and 11 May is the hand in night for the 4th merit PDI competition. Rules for the Nature competition have altered this year to match those of the Landscape competition so all work must be new and not have been entered into any previous competition.

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018 are now open for entry up to 8 June https://www.bwpawards.org There are 15 separate categories to enter including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, wild woods and animal portraits. There is a prize fund of £20,000 including £5,000 for the overall winner. Last year, Ed Phillips had highly commended in the “Hidden Britain” category.

MCPF is holding the print and PDI championship http://www.mcpf.co.uk/print-and-pdi-championships/ on 21 April at Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway, Braunstone, Leicester, LE3 2PP. All members are invited to come along and see some of the best photography in the Midlands. Winning clubs will represent MCPF in separate national print and PDI competitions later in the year. Tickets are £7 each. Please let Tony know on Friday if you want to attend.

Finally, PAGB is repeating the Masters of Print Competition this year. Full details can be found at http://www.pagbnews.co.uk/sites/default/files/newsletters/en%20204%20extra%2001%20Apr%202018.pdf This year the judges will favour new work which hasn’t been shown previously on the national scene. The 2017 exhibition is coming to Smethwick Photographic Club from 10 to 28 July.