Global award for Sharon Prenton Jones

Conwy Camera Club member Sharon Prenton Jones has become only the 20th person in the world – and the first in the UK – to gain a VIP-5 certificate from the Global Photographic Union.

Sharon gained this recognition by having had 50 Gold Medals awarded for 50 different photographs which she had entered in international photographic salons. Below is one of the 50 Gold Medal images, titled ‘A Vision in Blue’.

By coincidence, fellow club member Tony Davies is a board member of the GPU. He presented Sharon with her certificate at a recent club meeting.

“It was my great pleasure to present to Sharon her GPU VIP-5 certificate,” said Tony, who is also Conwy Camera Club’s external competitions secretary. 

“Gaining just one gold medal in international photographic salons is a huge challenge, but Sharon has pulled off the feat 50 times! Each medal had to be for a different image, so a second gold medal for the same image in a different salon wouldn’t have counted towards her total of 50.

“It’s a great honour for Conwy Camera Club to have Sharon as a member. She is always ready to share her photographic skills with other club members. Her joint lectures with her husband Rob have inspired countless photographers around the world since the couple joined our club.”