Clubs - Look out for:

Local Club Competitions         BPE Competitions         International Competitions 

MCPF (Midland Counties Photographic Federation)

An umbrella organisation for photographic clubs in the Midland Region.

Midland Salon         Midphot         Midphot Panels         Midphot AV

Photofolio          Knockout for PAGB Club Championships

PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain)

An umbrella organisation for the regional federations.

Club Championships         PAGB Distinctions         GB Cup         GB Trophy

Master of Print         FIAP Competitions

FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique)

An international organisation which awards patronages to international exhibitions held in its affiliated countries.

Midphot and Midphot Panels

Exhibitions hosted by the MCPF. Midphot is an excellent place to dip-a-toe in the water for entering exhibitions. It charges by the entry (currently 75p per image entered), with several sections (colour, mono, nature) and 8 images mat be entered per section, both in print and DPIs . This exhibition is in February each year.

Midphot panels is a print only exhibition for panels and triptychs. This is normally held in September.

MidphotAV is held in January each year.

BPE Exhibitions

BPE exhibitions are usually hosted at club level. 1 point is gained from each acceptance in the exhibition and the following are available

BPE1 Crown Award - 25 points
BPE2 Crown Award - 50 points
BPE3 Crown Award - 100 points
BPE4 Crown Award - 200 points
BPE5 Crown Award - 300 points

The awards are free to apply for. All details, together with a list of exhibitions and their rules and closing dates, can be found on the website.

International Exhibitions (FIAP)

These exhibitions are on the FIAP websites. Acceptances count towards FIAP awards. The levels start at AFIP and continue through various EFIAP levels. For these awards, there are a minimum number of acceptances from a decreed different number of images and salons, and a decreed number of awards. All information is most easily found on the PAGB website.

PAGB Exhibitions and Distinctions - APMs (Awards for Photographic Merit)

These are awarded by the PAGB. To achieve each level, a set of prints needs to be entered for the judging event, and a minimum number of points is set to achieve the award.

CPAGB   Credit

DPAGB    Distinction

MPAGB   Master

Information is available on the PAGB and MCPF websites. There is an MCPF council member to facilitate the entry.

Other Events

Other events require a club entry. In this case the selection committee will select the entry on behalf of the club. After each club competition they select the best images to be collated for the selection committee meeting

Photofolio is an MCPF event and the GB cup and Trophy are national competitions.

The MCPF knockout enables clubs to be selected for the national final of the club championships. This event takes place annually in April, normally in Leicester.


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