PAGB Awards of Photographic Merit
[For any further queries about the PAGB awards, contact WCPF Awards Officer:
Di Tilsley 2 Grove Barn, Martinstown, Dorchester, DT2 9JP Tel: 01305 889495
email address in current WCPF Handbook]
The PAGB have a system that allows members of affiliated Photographic Clubs/Societies to gain three Awards that reflect increasing levels of performance within Amateur photography. This system operates within a framework of demonstrated support for the Federation of which the Club is a member.
The Awards are at “CPAGB” level (Credit), “DPAGB” (Distinction) and “MPAGB” (Master).
Gaining these awards is a two stage process — Qualification in your own Federation (WCPF) and Adjudication by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
To qualify to take part you have to be a current and active member of a PAGB affiliated photographic club within the WCPF.
For CPAGB you must have been a member for at least 2 years
For DPAGB, at least 3 years and for MPAGB, at least 5 years.
It is not necessary to start with a "CPAGB". If it is felt that your work is of the standard required, a "DPAGB" may be attempted first. However, it is not possible to start with "MPAGB" – for this a “DPAGB” must have been held for at least 11 months.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here to download a “qualification” form, which must be signed by your Club Chairman / Secretary. Send this to Di Tilsley (contact details above) then she will send back to you the full PAGB application form. This then needs to be completed & sent to the national PAGB Awards Secretary (details on application form)
Click here for PAGB leaflet on PAGB awards
Click here for PAGB leaflet if submitting projected digital images
Click here for latest AV adjudication leaflet
Click here for PAGB leaflet on FAQ's about the Award Scheme
CPAGB -10 Prints/Projected digital Images
or A.V.- 1 or more sequences, 10 - 15 mins total running time.
(Joint AV submissions - 2 or more sequences, 20 - 30 mins total
- Entry Fee £60.00
- The standard required is "Good Club Photography"
DPAGB -15 Prints/Projected digital Images
or A.V.- 2 or more sequences, 15 - 20 mins total running time.
(Joint AV submissions - 4 or more sequences, 30 - 40 mins total
- Entry Fee £ 75.00
- The Standard required is "Open Exhibition Photography"
MPAGB -20 Prints/Projected digital Images
or A.V.- 3 or more sequences, 25 - 30 mins total running time.
(Joint AV submissions - 6 or more sequences, 40 - 50 mins total
- Entry Fee £ 95.00
- The Standard required is "The Highest Standard of Amateur Photography"
If an attempt for any Award is unsuccessful, a re-submission may be made for a fee of £50 (C) £65 (D) £85 (M)
At present there are no adjudications available for slides, but please contact the WCPF Awards Officer if you are interested in submitting in this medium and this will be registered with the PAGB, who will do their best to offer an adjudication at some time.
Print and Projected Digital Image adjudications are held in April and November annually. Venues rotate around the Federations.
Audio Visual adjudications are usually held annually, in Leicester, but the date is not regular or fixed. Contact Di if you are interested.
FUTURE DATES AND VENUES
20/21 April 2013 Midlands Counties Federation - ( Regret full )
23/24 November 2013 Western Counties Federation - Now open for applications.
April 2014 2013 Kent Federation