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Newsletter #97 Friday 28th January

Firstly thanks everyone who sent their Charles Hosken images to me on time. You’ll be pleased to know that they are now in the safe hands of Bill Hall who will be beavering away to get them off to the judges.

Hopefully you have all paid your top-up member fees now, but those of you who may have not done so yet please remember that only fully paid up members can enter our competitions, so if you need to get that £15 to Chris, please do so ASAP.

Apologies on behalf of the WCPF for short notice but until Sunday 13th February you may now enter for FREE the prestigious Knightshayes Trophy with up to 2 digital images - NB Not Prints this year. See below WCPF news for entry details.


  1. Last night was a super illustrated talk by the aforementioned Bill Hall DPAGB EFIAP FBPE who showed us some fantastic nature and wildlife images that he has taken over the last few years. He has virtually covered the country to shoot the various wildlife of Britain and the results speak for themselves. I think I can honestly say I cannot remember so many “Oohs” and “Ahhs” for a long time, which goes to show how spectacular they were.


  1. Not content with showing us his fantastic photos though, Bill also gave us an insight into his clever and resourceful methods using wide shots to demonstrate the extensive use of various natural materials and set-ups in order to get those all important close up shots. Certainly a lot of food for thought for members to try their own hand maybe!

  2. I think we had a most enthralling evening and I’m sure we will be seeing other aspects of Bill’s work in the future, so thanks for that Bill and also Karen for arranging the talk.

  3. Next week Thursday 3rd February we have a “Member’s Critique” so please dig out up to 4 images which you might be a little unsure of for members to discuss and hopefully to make helpful suggestions.

  4. Thursday 10th March is the date for our KF2 Competition with Kevin Leah judging.


  1. Mandy’s fun “Lucky Dip II” is on Thursday 17th February.

  2. KF3 is coming up pretty quickly with a February 24th hand-in. This time it is an open competition so a little easier for us and more details will follow soon from Mandy.

Diary Dates


  • Spring meal at The Falmouth Hotel – a minor change to the menu as there will be chicken in place of Turkey, date will be advised by Karen.

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • The next CPA competition is the Charles Hosken - Digital Open Competition on Friday 18th March. The show will be a Zoom event and cost £4.

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

Knightshayes Trophy 2022-01-28

This year’s event is DIGITAL images only and it is now open for entries which should be sent via email to which include the images as attachments to: by Sunday 13th February 2022

Entry requirements WCPF Club members, may enter up to TWO DIGITAL IMAGES on the theme “Simplicity” JPEG format, up to 1200 x 1600 pixels, image files to be titled as follows: Image 1 - Title up to 30 characters Image 2 - Title up to 30 characters Covering e-mail must contain Image 1 – Title, Photographers Name inc Distinctions and Club

Image 2 – Title, Photographers Name inc Distinctions and Club

Member’s Exhibition 2022

  • This is a VERY prestigious competition which showcases the talent we have in the West Country. Alongside the actual competition, there is an excellent Exhibition which gives members and the general public alike the ability to view all of the accepted prints and digital images at the Bovey Tracey Golf Club from 1st to 16th May.

  • Last year’s Awards Slideshow here

• I’m quite happy to collect your PRINTS and deliver to a central point. From Pedro Landers “The 2022 WCPF Members Exhibition (MX) is currently being finalised and the entry system (IS NOW) available. Previous entrants will receive an ‘invitation to enter’ email, and a link to the entry system will be available from the WCPF websites MX page once it is open.

• Timings Entry will be open from Monday 3rd January 2022 and will close on Saturday 5th March 2022 • Terms and Conditions - The entry classes remain as last year with 3 print classes (Open, Mono, Nature) and 4 PDI classes (Open, Nature, Creative, Photo Travel). The class definitions will be available on the entry website. • Awards - The exhibition has PAGB Patronage and PAGB Gold, Silver and Bronze medals plus Selector Ribbons will be awarded in each class. Highly commended certificates will also be awarded in each class. The ‘Margaret Aven’ trophy for the entrant who gains the most acceptances across all 7 classes, and ‘Best Wildlife’ trophy in both Nature classes will also be awarded again this year. • Favourite Image and Sale Of Prints - We are repeating these initiatives and the conditions will be as last year ie entrants will have 3 choices

1. To opt in to the favourite print image lottery where one of the visitors that voted will receive a free copy of the print that they voted for. 2. To opt in to the visitors favourite print image lottery and the sale of prints. Prints will be offered for sale at a standard price of £35. Any postage fees required would be an extra cost. 3. To opt out of both initiatives: • Exhibition Venue Bovey Tracy Golf Club with the excellent facilities that have proved so successful over the last few years.

• Selectors • Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAPFBPE • Sue Moore FRPS MPAGB • Bob Moore HonFRPS MPAGB HonPAGB We hope that members of WCPF clubs will continue to support the exhibition and submit their entries in good time. Clubs may wish to collect print entries from their members and make a single delivery to the appointed AES. This will make the process more efficient and effective for club members and the AES. The name & contact details for an entrants AES will be notified on completion of the online entry. If anything is unclear or there are any questions then please get in touch with the Exhibition Secretary by email at Pedro Landers WCPF Exhibition Secretary”

Cheers for now Derek


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