Coronovirus Update

The season for all WCPF clubs came to an abrupt end a couple of months ago when the Covid-19 situation put us all into lockdown. At that time, the Members Exhibition was just about to be selected, and the Print Competition seemed a long way off in August.

Since then, we have all learned to live in a very changed world and find ways to adapt. It’s been very gratifying to see that lots of our clubs have embraced an on-line existence, with regular virtual meetings to hold lectures and competitions on Zoom and GoToMeeting.

Despite initially thinking that both the Members Exhibition and Print Competition could go ahead later in the year, we have now concluded that the best thing to do is to cancel both events for this year and hopefully resume in 2021. The entries for the Members Exhibition had already been handed in/uploaded prior to the lockdown, and our intention is the freeze this event and run it with the existing entries next year. For the digital files, it will be possible to change your entries if you want (but you don’t have to) when the upload site re-opens, but the prints will have to stay as they are.

This means that the Travelling Print Exhibition will also now not be available, which will leave a gap in lots of clubs programmes. To fill this, we already have three downloadable exhibitions that can be accessed from the WCPF Dropbox. Each one will fill an evening, and can be used for physical meetings in next year’s programme, or for virtual meetings in the short term. Clubs can access these by requesting a download link:


Nick Bodle

President, Western Counties Photographic Federation

updated 20th November 2020

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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