All the annual competitions for Monochrome Print, Colour Print, Open Projected Image and Projected Nature Image are held in June.
Each Federation is asked to submit a number of prints and PDI to represent them in the competition. The number of prints in an entry shall be equivalent to one-
The work is marked by three judges selected by the PAGB Judges Committee (they are not allowed to have their work selected by their Federation). The Federation with the highest average mark will be declared the winner (this often goes to 3 decimal points). Individual awards are then selected and an exhibition made up of some of the work. The prints go around the Federations and the PDI are made into a CD of which every Federation receives a copy and this can be booked by any club/society. See PAGB Exhibitions
Work for the MCPF entry is selected from annual exhibitions and competitions MidPhot, Photofolio, and the Print/PDI Championship, by a team of renowned Midland judges under the supervision of the MCPF’s Inter-
The Awards are open to all members of clubs affiliated to the PAGB through their Federations, they are at three levels:
Credit (CPAGB) The standard is that of ‘Good Club Photography’ Certificate and Blue Badge
Distinction (DPAGB) The standard is that of ‘Open Exhibition Photography’ Certificate and Red Badge
Master (MPAGB) The standard is that of ‘The Highest Standard of Amateur Photography’.
Images likely to be accepted and win Awards in International Exhibitions. Certificate and Yellow Badge
The Awards are normally held for life without any annual fee and holders are entitled to use the designated letters after their name.
All applicants must pre-
Adjudications will normally be held in April and November of each year and you are advised to apply well in advance. Entries will not be presented as panels but will be mixed and scored as individual images by 6 judges selected from the PAGB. Adjudications are hosted by each Federation in turn see the PAGB website for adjudication diary.
Applicants may apply either singly or jointly for an Award in AV Adjudications will be held as and when it is deemed appropriate and provided there is sufficient demand. The fee structure is the same as stated below for each level of Award. Please see the separate leaflet dealing specifically with Audio Visual applications
For more information see the PAGB website or download the information pack found on PAGB Distinction page.