Cornwall Photographic Alliance



Welcome to the web site of the Cornwall Photographic Alliance

Affiliated to the Western Counties Photographic Federation, membership of the Alliance is open to Photography Groups and Camera Clubs throughout Cornwall.
The Alliance organises a full programme of talks and displays of interest to photographers using either film or digital cameras as well as several competitions open only to member clubs.





  • New Nature Competition

    There will be a new Nature Competition held on Saturday 1 April 2017. This will be an individual entry by any member of one of the affiliated clubs. Digital images with two categories, Nature and Wildlife, to be judged by external judges. Hand in will be at the Committee meeting on 24 January, 2017. More details can be found on the Competitions page.


  • Charles Hosken Competition

    Entries to the 2017 Charles Hosken Competition must be handed in to Adrian Rowlands, no later than the CPA Committee meeting on 24 january. Rules and conditions of entry are shown on the Competitions page.


  • Committee Meeting

    The next Committee meeting will be held at the Carnon Downs Village Hall on Tuesday, 24 January, 2017, at 7.30pm. 


  • Subscriptions

    Membership of the CPA is available to any camera club or photographic society in Cornwall. The annual subscription remains at £18 pa.


  • Celtic Challenge

    The 2016 Celtic Challenge took place at Porthcawl on Saturday 15 October. Adrian Rowlands attended on behalf of the CPA. Unfortunately the CPA was placed last.


  • Bristol Salon

    Due to the falling numbers attending the Bristol Salon showings in recent years the Committee have reluctantly decided not to host the event in 2017.


  • Annual Competition

    The Annual Competition will take place at the Truro College on Tuesday 9 May, 2017. Club entries must be handed in at the Committee meeting to be held on the 5 April, at the latest. Due to the work required to put this competition together late entries will not be accepted.


  • RPS West Cornwall Group

    Members may wish to note that there is a West Cornwall Group of the RPS which meets at the Chacewater Village Hall regularly through out the year.


  • For Sale or Wanted

    Don’t forget that any member who has photography items for sale can list them on the website.


WCPF Members Exhibition

Congratulations to John Wade of Wadebridge & District Camera Club for his image “Drinks on the balcony”. Awarded Highly Commended in the Open Digital Section.


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