The Stour and Avon Photographic Association (SAPA)
The Stour and Avon Photographic Association represents some 20 photographic clubs and has been in existence for more than 40 years. SAPA as it is generally known was formed to give all the Photographic Organisations and Camera Clubs in the 'Wessex' area a focus and a form of communication.
The biggest way that this happens is the SAPA League Battle which is run annually. The member Clubs are 'drawn' in Leagues, and compete twice in a given period to see which Clubs will compete in the final. The Final is generally held in March or April. There is also a Competition to find the winning print or PDI (Projected Digital Image) over the League year. The pieces of work with the highest scores are eligible to be entered (two being allowed from each competing There are regular meetings of representatives from the Member Clubs to keep everyone aware of what is going on. Each year there is an Exhibition of Member Clubs' work; this is also viewable by the general public and therefore hopefully will bring new Members into the Clubs.
Stour and Avon Photographic Association provides support and general information for amateur photographers and photographic clubs in the area