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.