PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit – Trial of Two New Levels
In response to demand from Individuals, Clubs and Federations, the PAGB is introducing, on a trial basis, two new ways to achieve an Award for Photographic Merit.
BPAGB – Badge Level
The Badge Level will be assessed at exactly the same standard as the CPAGB but will require fewer images and a slightly lower passing score. (7 Prints required. Entry Fee £42)
- Entry is available under the same conditions and criteria as apply to CPAGB applications.
- The entries will be included in the CPAGB category, and the Adjudicators will not be told which are CPAGB entries and which are BPAGB entries. They will thus be voted on according to the same criteria against the same standard as the CPAGB.
- Entry is not available to holders of the CPAGB.
- The entry is 7 images. The passing score for BPAGB will be 125. The normal review procedure of near misses will apply. Entrants achieving 125 or more will be awarded a BPAGB Certificate and Badge. (A newly sourced badge, identical to the CPAGB but White).
EPAGB – Excellence Level
- The Excellence Level is a step up from DPAGB, assessed at exactly the same standard but with a significantly higher passing score. (15 Prints required. Entry Fee £90).
- Application for the Excellence Award is only open to existing holders of the DPAGB in Print, PDI or AV who have held the DPAGB for at least 11 months and who are still current, active members of an affiliated Club.
- The entries will be included in the DPAGB category, and the Adjudicators will not be told which are DPAGB entries and which were EPAGB entries. They will thus be voted on according to the same criteria against the same standard as the DPAGB.
- No images which were used in the previously successful DPAGB entry can be used for the entry for EPAGB.
- The passing score for EPAGB will be 330. The normal review procedure of near misses will apply. Entrants achieving 330 or more will be awarded a EPAGB badge*. Entrants failing to achieve 330 but achieving 300 or more will not be awarded a further DPAGB certificate and badge. (A newly sourced badge –similar to the current DPAGB with an added “scroll”).
Both new levels are NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY for the next Adjudication in November but, for this trial, only applications in Prints will be accepted.
For further information go here.
This year’s PAGB Inter-Federation Competition is, again, for prints only and our entries have been chosen from submissions to the Memorial Competitions and the Welsh Salon, together with photographs sent directly to Jenny Hibbert, who chose the majority of our entries. The lists of entries can be found below.
Colour Mono Nature
Congratulations to all the photographers whose work has been selected to represent the Federation. Now we await the adjudication which takes place over the weekend of 3 & 4 June. Watch this space!
Peter A Young LRPS CPAGB AFIAP HonPAGB
The 2023 PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship will be held in the Croston Theatre at Westholme School, Blackburn on Saturday 21 October 2023. The finalist clubs and the Plate winners from 2022 qualify automatically and each Federation will be selecting clubs which to represent them.
The WPF Ace of Prints competition will be used to determine the clubs representing the WPF. Details here.
The 74th Midland Salon is now open for entries with patronage from FIAP, GPU, PAGB and PSA. The closing date for entries is 1st July, 2023.
There will be over 200 awards in six sections: open mono prints, open colour prints, open mono PDI, open colour PDI, scapes PDI and nature PDI.
The exhibition of selected prints and projected digital images will be held at the UK FIAP Exhibition Centre, The Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2AS, UK , 12th to 18th August 2023.
Full information on how to enter can be found here.
In November 2024, the Welsh Photographic Federation will be hosting an adjudication of the PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit here in South Wales.
To encourage WPF Club members to attempt one of the awards, we’ll be holding a workshop in Briton Ferry on 1st July 2023. On the morning of the workshop, Rod Wheelans MPAGB MFIAP FRPS FIPF HonPAGB HonSPF from the PAGB, will both introduce the APM and run a fun interactive exercise which will involve the audience. In the afternoon we’d like you to bring 5 or 6 images to see if they have potential to work towards an Award. Providing you are an active member of a WPF affiliated club, the awards you can attempt are as follows:
CPAGB – The Credit Award of the PAGB.
Requirements – A set of 10 prints or projected images there is no theme. Criteria for Pass – High Standard of club competition photography. There are 6 judges who will score each photo from 2-5 you need to score 20 points which will give you a total of 200 out of a maximum of 300 points. Entrants must have been active members of an affiliated Club for a minimum of 2 years.
DPAGB – The Distinction Award of the PAGB.
Requirements – A set of 15 prints or projected images there is no theme. Criteria for pass – To Score at least an average score of 20pts to gain 300 pts out of a maximum of 450pts and requires a high level of photographic skill with images able to be accepted into National Competitions. Application can be made for the DPAGB Award without first gaining the CPAGB, provided the applicant meets their Federation requirement.
MPAGB – The Master Award of the PAGB.
Requirements – A set of 20 prints or projected images, there is no theme. Criteria for pass – An exceptional standard of photography which would enjoy a considerable level of success in International Exhibitions, including consistent & frequent acceptances and awards. To apply, you need to have held the DPAGB for at least eleven months.
All the Awards are held for life, without any annual fee & holders are entitled to use the designated letters after their name. More information on all the awards and requirements can be found here.
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Well done to Tenby and Gwynfa who made the journey to Warwick to represent the WPF in the National Inter-Club PDI Championships.
In the WPF grudge match, Tenby finished the Plate competition in joint 5th (15th overall) place on 103 points and Gwynfa just two points behind in joint 10th place (20th overall). Of the North Wales clubs, Mold finished joint 15th (25th overall) and Rhyl joint 22nd (32nd oveall)
Continue reading “Tenby & Gwynfa represent the WPF at Warwick”
Please find below links to the spreadsheet showing all the scores (out of 15) achieved by WPF club members in the recent PAGB Inter-Federation Competition. The WPF entries were chosen and collated by our President, Jenny Hibbert – thanks Jenny!
Continue reading “PAGB Inter Federation & Exhibition Results”
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Camera clubs and societies have made the decision to cancel their club meetings in an attempt to reduce the risk of infection of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). To support clubs and societies during this difficult time we have decided to relax the terms of business for the PAGB RLS and allow the distribution of recorded lectures to members within their respective club or society.
Clubs and societies are asked to adhere to the following conditions:
- Clubs and societies may only distribute a PAGB lecture to their members providing they own a license for that lecture.
- Clubs and societies may only distribute a PAGB lecture to their members up until 31 May 2020.
- Clubs and societies are asked to ensure that all copies (including any links) are destroyed or removed on or before 31 May 2020.
- A club official must send an email informing the PAGB RLS Sec of the club or societies intention to distribute a lecture, prior to doing so giving details of said lecture.