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Photographic Awards

Member’s Awards

Royal Photographic Society - RPS

The RPS holds regular seminars and exhibitions on various photographic topics throughout the country.  They award distinctions and these qualifications are known worldwide as measures of photographic achievement.

Licentiateship - LRPS - 10 prints or slides that are sufficiently varied to show good technical quality, understanding of the use of light, good print quality, variety of treatment and how to select the right view point.

Associateship - ARPS- 15 prints or slides.  You have to show a high level of visual competence, good technical expertise, and sensitive use of light, composition skills and meaningful communication are all prerequisites.

It recognises individuality and sustained ability in the following subjects: Portraiture, Nature, Printing, Slide-Sound Sequences, Theatrical and Wedding, Journalism and Travel, Research.

Fellowship - FRPS 20 prints or slides.  Demands distinguished ability in a specialist field.  Your individual style should be clearly recognised and it should demonstrate excellent communication through your photographs.

British Photographic Exhibitions - BPE

The crown award system is designed to enable successful photographers to gain additional recognition.  Exhibitors are invited to aggregate their acceptances in the affiliated exhibitions and upon reaching the accepted aggregate they apply without charge for a Crown Rating Award.  They will receive a certificate and ribbon and will be entitled to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name.  i.e. BPE 1* or BPE 2* up to BPE 5*.  There are further categories available.  For more information visit their website.

Federation International de l’Art photographique –FIAP

FIAP Distinctions - there are several distinctions for photographic merit: including the following:

AFIAP - Artist FIAP                                               EFIAP- Excellence FIAP

EFIAP/b - EFIAP bronze                                        EFIAP/s EFIAP silver

EFIAP/g - EFIAP gold                                            EFIAP/p EFIAP platinum

MFIAP - Master Photographer FIAP
Criteria for each of the awards above are regularly revised, check the FIAP website for most up to date information.

Photographic Alliance of Great Britain - PAGB

The CREDIT Award (CPAGB) is assessed against GOOD CLUB PHOTOGRAPHY - Obviously the standard of photography varies considerably from club to club and what is ‘Good’ in one club may not be as successful in another. At the CPAGB level the Adjudicators are looking for photographs that they would expect to do well in the Average Club in domestic and Inter-Club competitions, perhaps representing the Club in Federation competitions.

 

The DISTINCTION Award (DPAGB) is assessed against OPEN EXHIBITION STANDARD PHOTOGRAPHY - Although there is a much greater commonality of standard at exhibition level there are still variations. Every potential exhibitor has had an image accepted in one exhibition and rejected from the next one. The PAGB Adjudicators are looking for photographs that, in their opinion, would be likely to achieve a high level of acceptance in Open Exhibitions.


The MASTER Award (MPAGB) seeks to recognise the HIGHEST STANDARD OF AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY - The Adjudicators are looking for a very high standard of photography, images which, in their opinion, would enjoy a considerable level of success in International Exhibitions, including consistent and frequent acceptances. Pictures do not require to have been entered or accepted previously in any International but must be of an exceptional standard.


Award for Meritorious Service (APAGB) - Awarded in recognition of a person who has given outstanding service to photographers belonging to member societies of the PAGB.  They will have given their services for a period of not less than 10 years.  Services may have been given in the capacity of a Federation Lecturer or Judge or as an organiser of a regular event at Federation, National or International level.

Name

year

Award


Where

Federation

Lorraine Hardy

November 2015

CPAGB

Prints

 Neath WPF


Lorraine Hardy

November 2015

BPE1*




Simon Holyland

October 2015

BPE2*




Pip Wheatcroft

April 2015

DPAGB

Prints

Southampton

SPF

Simon Holyland

May 2014

BPE1*




David Harrison

May 2014

BPE1*




Sarah Brooks

May 2013

BPE2*




Pip Wheatcroft

April 2013

CPAGB

Prints

Rednal

MCPF

Sarah Brooks

April 2013

BPE2*




Rosemary Mutimer

September 2011

BPE5*




Sandie Holyland

November 2010

CPAGB

Prints


L&CPU

Lucia Duckett

June 2010

MCPF 10 year Service




Lucia Duckett

June 2010

APAGB




Lucia Duckett

June 2010

MCPF Roll of Honour




Ralph Duckett

March 2010

EFIAP




Sarah Brooks

March 2010

BPE 1*




Ralph Duckett

October 2009

APAGB




Pradeep Singhal

April 2009

CPAGB

Prints



Paul Taylor

April 2009

BPE 4*




Rosemary Mutimer

March 2009

AFIAP




Rosemary Mutimer

November 2008

BPE 4*




Michael Mutimer

November 2008

BPE 4*




Sarah Brooks

November 2008

DPAGB

Prints

Gateshead

NCPF

Michael Mutimer

March 2008

AFIAP




Gordon Hudson

November 2007

DPAGB

Prints



Simon Holyland

November 2007

CPAGB

Slides



Rosemary Mutimer

May 2007

ARPS

Wedding/portrait



Gordon Hudson

November 2006

CPAGB

Prints



David Harrison

April 2006

CPAGB

Slides



Jan Taylor

April 2005

CPAGB

Prints

Northern Ireland

NIPA

Ralph Duckett

March 2005

AFIAP




Sarah Brooks

March 2005

L-MPA/BIPP




Phil Nixon

November 2004

DPAGB

Slides

Burton on Trent

MCPF

Ralph Duckett

June 2004

MCPF 10 year Service




Ralph Duckett

June 2004

MCPF Roll of Honour




Ralph Duckett

April 2004

MPAGB

Slides

Harlow

EAF

Ralph Duckett

March 2004

BPE 2*




Keith Hickenbotham

February 2004

LRPS




Ian Taylor

April 2003

CPAGB

Slides

Lancaster

L&CPU

Gwynne Harries

November 2002

CPAGB

Prints

Llanberis

NWPF

Ray Porter

April 2002

CPAGB

Slides

Taunton

WCPF

Ralph Duckett

September 2001

BPE 1*




Rosemary Mutimer

November 1999

DPAGB

Slides



Michael Mutimer

November 1999

DPAGB

Slides

Swansea

WPF

Ivan Smith

April 1999

CPAGB

Slides

Ashford

Kent

Mick Twigg

November 1998

CPAGB

Slides



Ralph Duckett

November 1998

DPAGB

Slides

Harrow

CACC

Rosemary Mutimer

April 1998

CPAGB

Slides



Michael Mutimer

April 1998

CPAGB

Slides

Eastbourne


Phil Genders

November 1997

CPAGB

Slides

York


Ralph Duckett

November 1996

CPAGB

Slides

Bromsgrove


Paul Taylor

April 1994

DPAGB

Slides

Darwen

L&CPU

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