Coronovirus Update

To all the WCPF Clubs a very happy 2021 

At the start of 2021 coronavirus is still with us and is affecting the way we operate, where we have had to adapt and find other ways of doing things and the Executive and competition secretaries are working hard to bring to you the DPIC Competition, Council Meeting, and Knightshayes Trophy and the Members Exhibition to you for 2021.

DPIC all club reps have now received their notification and should have selected their entries for their clubs. The closing date for this is the 10th January 2021 and the competition is being held on the 7th February. The entries will be judged remotely, judged this year by Brian Swinyard ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b  Graham Walton DPAGB Rod Wheelans MPAGB HonPAGB MFIAP FIPF. This will be available to all WCPF members to be viewed via a Zoom, for full details these will be posted as soon as possible.

Council Meeting - Knightshayes  Due to circumstances for 2021, this will also be a Zoom meeting scheduled for Saturday 6th March, the subject this year is “Togetherness”.  The closing date for entries for the Knightshayes is the 13th February, for full details for the competition and Council Meeting can be found on the webpage Knightshayes Trophy 2021. The afternoon lecture is coming to us from Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP , Talk “The Eloquent Landscape”

Members Exhibition Sadly the member’s exhibition had to be cancelled in 2020, but the 2021 exhibition is being brought to you, however, it will be very different as it is looking very much like the restrictions will still be with us in May. We are carrying forward the entries from the 2020 exhibition but there is flexibility and for more details can be found on the Members Exhibition 2021 webpage

It is very fluid and as we know guidelines and restrictions are changing daily and these we do have to follow but hopefully as we move further into the year, we can only hope we get back to some normality and the other functions we have planned, Inter Club Print CompetitionKingswood Salver and the AGM we can hold as we have always done. We can only notify you of these and any changes as we get closer to the event notifying your club reps, and via the WCPF website and the WCPF Facebook link.

Nick Bodle

President, Western Counties Photographic Federation

updated 3rd January 2021

WCPF DPIC Competition 

Sunday 7th February 2021
This event will be judged remotely
Brian Swinyard ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/b  Graham Walton DPAGB Rod Wheelans MPAGB HonPAGB MFIAP FIPF
All WCPF members will be able to view the event via Zoom.
Full details and a timetable will be posted as soon as possible.


The following Judges and Lecturers have kindly agreed to do on-line judging or presentations to the WCPF Camera Clubs. We request that the clubs discuss with them on which ‘Virtual’ system to use as there are a number available. Please refer to the printed directory for their contact details. To see list click link


See Dates for your Diary for further details.


The Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) was formed in 1932 and is one of fifteen  Federations that are affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) and ultimately to the FIAP - "Fédération International de l'Art Photographique".


Currently over 100 clubs are in the Federation  from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and South far East as Weymouth,  as far North as Stroud and across into Swindon in Wiltshire. 


The prime purpose of the WCPF is to encourage the art and practice of photography directly to members and clubs throughout its catchment area, supporting/liaising with other Federations and the PAGB, ensuring local views and interests feature in national debate.


The WCPF is run by an Executive Committee of volunteers (nominated and elected by club delegates), together with co-opted members. 


You can download this presentation from the link below


The WCPF Constitution
Adopted 4 March 2000
Amended 13 October 2001
Amended 1st March 2003
Amended 10th March 2012
Amended 13th October 2018

The WCPF Constitution & DATA Protection Policy available as a PDF Download

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