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Northern Counties Photographic Federation

WELCOME to the web site for the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF). The Federation is the ‘umbrella’ organisation, serving photographic clubs and societies throughout the North of England and this web site is designed to further that service.


2014 NCPF Annual Competitions

As well as the initial 'News Item" (link in the right hand column), the full results are now available via the links on the "Competitions/Annual Competitions" Page (see left hand column).  The 2014 Gallery of Trophy Winners has also been posted and can be accessed via "Competitions/2014 Competitions Gallery".


Advanced Notice re PAGB Awards Assessment & Adjudication

The Northern Counties is scheduled to host the April 2016 Adjudication for PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit (CPAGB, DPAGB & MPAGB) .  Currently there is a  waiting list for up to about a year for applicants and, whilst 2016 might seem a long way off it really is not, if you are interested in applying for an award.

In view of this Northern Counties is looking towards arranging an "ASSESSMENT DAY" for prospective applicants from our region.  Members will be invited to bring along work for assessment by a number of experienced judges etc.   The date has not yet been fixed but, with the above mentioned waiting list in mind, it will have to during the forthcoming autumn of 2014. So if you are interested keep an eye on this web site for more details.

For more information about the different awards and what is involved, go the the relevant item in our "Knowledge Base", via this link:-PAGB's Awards for Photographic Merit


A new publication - FIAP News

FIAP has recently published the first edition of "FIAP News", an electronic bulletin, to try and reach out to club photographers across the world.  Following a number of requests Iwe are placing a link to this bulletin so that it reaches as many people as possible.

In the first bulletin there are artricles about the history of PAGB and about its relationship with FIAP.  However be warned, this is a large illustrated document, some 97 pages in all; it may take some time to download.  If you are interested please use this link:-FIAP News



This site is continually being updated. Details of all events and competitions organised by the NCPF, and any of any Area Events and competitions notified to the webmaster are contained here. You will also find details of major club events on the Diary Page if they have been notified to the Webmaster. Many items of information are supplied in the form of downloads, mostly but not exclusively PDF files, so that you can download, print off, or re-circulate information more easily than in the past.

Contact us:-   This is our site and much of the its success will depend on you, the members using it, and supplying relevant content to be included on it. Specific “Contact” email addresses are displayed where applicable, and these will direct your enquiry or comment directly to the person best placed to deal with it. For example the contact link on the “Northern Focus” pages will take you directly to the Editor of the Bulletin. More general enquiries should be sent to the Webmaster.

Keeping yourself up to date:-  Periodically (weekly or fortnightly depending on circumstances) we will circulate an email to all club secretaries, with a request that they re-circulate it to their members. This will itemise updates to the web site so that you can more easily keep yourself up to date. Posters will still be sent to Club Secretaries for placing on club notice boards. If you want to keep up to date in this way please ask your club secretary to forward these circulations on to you.

If you have an article or contribution, or a general enquiry regarding the site then please contact us,