Category Archives: Competitions

News about NPS and external competitions

Ace of Clubs 2015

Sunday 15th Feb Tenby CC hosted the 2015 Ace of Clubs at the Regency Hall in Saundersfoot.  NDPS was well represented, with 7 members being present.

Armed with 40 images we were competing against 12 other clubs for this years trophy, a bit disappointing for the organisers as this competition normally attracts upward of 18 clubs.

Round 1 was a tester, this is where we have pre-selected 8 images and see how the judges are scoring, their likes and dislikes.  At the end of round 1 we were in 3rd place.

Round 2 – we had to select 8 more images from the 32 unused ‘bank’ and try our luck with these, no more than 2/photographer or 2 Nature images, end of round 2 and we had dropped to 7th place.

Due to the small amount of clubs there was no Plate Round this year so all 13 clubs were in the final.  This was the real test of our members images.  We had to select 20 images, no more than 10 previously used,  no more than 4/photographer and no more than 4 Nature images.  The top 2 clubs would go on to represent the WPF at Warwick, against the best clubs in the UK.  Fortunately (whew) at the end of the Final we finished in 3rd place.  Our best finish ever in the Ace of Clubs.  I have put a printable PDF file of all the members images and scores here.  Obviously all the image we took couldn’t be used and adjusting our selection to suit the 3 judges is hard.  Any images selected will get 3 points toward Photographer of the Year regardless of them being used in the Competition.

Final Scores were – Inn Focus 246, Gwynfa 232, Neath 229 so we were 17 points behind the winners, as you can see we have a lot of work to do with our images.  At the end the Judges couldn’t understand how David Edward’s “Snow Leopard” had only scored 13, it seemed every judge had tried to score it with a 5 which should have given it 15 – that score and Neath’s total have been adjusted – still left Neath a few points short of going to Warwick mind you – but nice for David to know that it was an honest mistake and not a down mark.


5 Way Battle Results

A packed club house saw the home club take the trophy in a close battle tonight.  Members from Aberdare, Bridgend, Morriston, Pyle & Porthcawl and Neath were entertained by Martyn Pinches AFIAP AWPF with his witty banter and corny jokes.  Martyn, as is his preference, marked the images on the night and did a great job.  Thanks for all the club members who attended, and thanks to the members and committee at NDPS for the Tea/Buffet.

Results are shown below

Neath & District PS – 142

Bridgend CC – 141

Morriston CC – 136

Pyle & Porthcawl PS – 136

Aberdare CC – 133

Neath & District Photographic Society Season 2014-15

NDPS would like to welcome old and new members to our 2014-15 season.

Tuesday 3rd March we welcome back Carmarthen Cameras, bring your wallets, cash or cards and be prepared for some bargains

Tuesday is also Competition 5 (Open) Hand-in.

Full details of our Program can be found here

Information about Battles and Competition Results can be found in our Members Information section on the menu bar at the top of the page.


Pixels 2013

36 Clubs were competing for Pixels 2013.  Judges were Phil & Gwen Charnock  both FRPS MPAGB.  Unfortunately our entries didn’t bode well with the judges.  Our entries were :-

Heritage Coast at Dusk by Haydn Thomas – 15

Coyote Drinking by Linda Cowen –  16

Surfer by Gerald Davies – 16

Whooper Swans Landing Formation by Dave Edwards – 15

Our final score was 62, giving us joint 15th well behind the winners Inn Focus on 78

Full Score Sheet is available here