The National Exhibitions which are members of the British Photographic Exhibitions offer a Crown Award system designed to enable successful exhibition photographers to gain additional recognition. Exhibitors are invited to aggregate their acceptances in the affiliated exhibitions and, upon reaching the accepted aggregate, to apply without charge for a Crown Rating Award. Each successful applicant for an award will receive a Certificate and a Ribbon and will be able to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name.
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
Those who achieve the top crown award rating BPE5* are then invited to aggregate acceptances and awards in the member exhibitions and upon reaching the accepted aggregate to apply, without charge, for Associateship ABPE and Fellowship FBPE. The successful applicant will receive a Certificate and Medal and will be able to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name


The BPE currently consists of 22 members exhibitions. These are typically organised by either a single photographic club or by a number of clubs in the same geographical area.
1. Bebington Salon of Photography
Beyond Group Open Exhibition
3. Bromsgrove Open Exhibition of Photography
4. Cotswold Salon (Monochrome)
5. Dingwall National Projected Image Exhibition
6. GDPU Digital Exhibition 
7. Great Barr Open Exhibition
8. Great Barr PS Panels Exhibition 
9. Guernsey Salon of Photography
10. Havant National Open Exhibition
11. Rushden Open Photographic Exhibition
12. Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition
13. Solihull Open Exhibition of British Photography
14. Southport National Open Exhibition of Photography

15. Vale of Evesham National Photographic Exhibition
16. Basingstoke Camera Club Exhibition 
17. Yardley Photographic Society Exhibition 
18. Robin Hood Open Digital Exhibition 
19. Frome Wessex Salon of Photography 
 Hornbill Challenge Exhibition 
21. Clay Cross National Projected Image Exhibition 
22. SRGB Photo Group - Print Celebration 


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