Basingstoke Camera Club is one of four new clubs to join the British Photographic Exhibition (BPE) circuit in 2012, which now brings the total number of British Photographic Exhibition to nineteen. Acceptances gained in these exhibitions count towards BPE Crown Awards or Distinctions depending on what level you’re at.

Not having entered this exhibition before gave me a good opportunity to send out some of my better images, in the hope of bagging a couple of awards, which are vitally important when aiming for BPE distinctions.

There's No Going Back - PAGB Bronze Medal

 

I entered three sections, Open General, Open Monochrome and Portraits, twelve images in total. Of those twelve nine where accepted, including a Bronze Medal for “There’s No Going Back“, two Highly Commended images, A Sign of Life in the mono section and “Ooh! That was Tough” in the portrait section. My fourth award, a commend went to, “Mud, Sweat and Glee“, also in the portrait section.

Mud, Sweat and Glee - Commended Image

 

This now puts me back on track, having set myself a goal of obtaining at least one award from every five acceptances gained.

Ooh! That Was Tough - Highly Commended Image

 

The criteria set by the BPE for gaining their “Associateship” (ABPE) is a minimum of 100 acceptances, including no fewer than 20 awards, from 10 different images.

A Sign of Life - Highly Commended Image

 

These are the nine images that I had accepted. Titles, scores and awarded images can be seen by clicking on the “i” (information) button within the slide show.

Basingstoke

Basingstoke C.C Digital Exhibition, 2012

[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_a-sign-of-life.jpg]00A Sign of Life, scored 12
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_days-of-despair.jpg]00Days of Despair, scored 12
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_mud-sweat-and-glee.jpg]00Mud, Sweat and Glee, scored 14
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_muddy-water-blues.jpg]10Muddy Water Blues, scored 12
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_ooh-that-was-tough.jpg]00Ooh! That was Tough, scored 13
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_theres-no-going-back.jpg]00There's No Going Back, scored 13
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_urban-existence.jpg]00Urban Existence, scored 12
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_waiting-in-vain.jpg]10Waiting in Vain, scored 12
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/basingstoke-2012/thumbs/thumbs_we-can-make-it.jpg]00We Can Make It, scored 12
John Powell © 2012 All Rights Reserved

 

To see all the award-winning images log on to the Basingstoke website.

Award Winning Slide Show | Open Winners | Mono Winners | Portrait Winners | Nature Winners | Exhibition Slide Shows | Acceptance List |

MidPhot is the 48th Annual Photographic Exhibition of the Midland Counties Photographic Federation, held at the
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE, Churchbridge, Oldbury, West Midlands on Wednesday 21st to Sunday 24th March, 2012.

This was my 5th consecutive year in support of this exhibition, it also marks the end of my qualifying period for applying for my Masters (MPAGB) Distinction with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Too Young to Fly .. Scored 13 .. Commended

This year I entered 8 prints, 4 colour, 4 mono and 8 digital images. From these 16 images I gained at total of 10 acceptances, including an award for “Too Young to Fly”, in the digital section.

The selectors for this years exhibition were: General Prints, Projected Image and Panels
Irene Froy MPAGB HonPAGB EFIAP
Dave Coates ARPS MPAGB APAGB EFIAP/s
Peter Cheetham APAGB

My other acceptances were:

The Evacuee

The Evacuee

Wartime Alliance

Wartime Alliance

Anne-A Brief Encounter

Anne-A Brief Encounter

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Land Defence Volunteer

Land Defence Volunteer

Muddy Hell

Muddy Hell

Feldgendarmerie

Feldgendarmerie

Wychbury Heights

Wychbury Heights

H W Horton Was Here

H W Horton Was Here

 

Since gaining membership for DAPA Group to join the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF) in 2007 it has been my ambition to apply for my DPAGB, a distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). To qualify, I had to support the MCPF annual exhibition (MidPhot) for 3 years.

The PAGB hold two adjudication per year, one in April and then another in November. However, due to the increase in applications in 2010 a further, one off date was agreed for December, in Carlisle (Scotland), this was to be my chance.

DPAGB

[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_a-sign-of-life.jpg]60A Sign of Life
DPAGB Print #6 .. Scored 19 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_another-place.jpg]60Another Place
DPAGB Print #4 .. Scored 20 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_billy-and-the-kid.jpg]40Billy and the Kid
DPAGB Print #14 .. Scored 21 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_days-of-despair.jpg]30Days of Despair
DPAGB Print #11 .. Scored 26 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_fire-starter.jpg]60Fire Starter
DPAGB Print #1 .. Scored 23 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_modern-life-is-rubbish.jpg]40Modern Life is Rubbish
DPAGB Print #13 .. Scored 20 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_ooh-that-was-tough.jpg]50Ooh! That Was Tough
DPAGB Print #9 .. Scored 24 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_savage-landscape.jpg]70Savage Landscape
DPAGB Print #3 .. Scored 23 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_stranger-on-the-shore.jpg]70Stranger at the Shore
DPAGB Print #2 .. Scored 20 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_theres-no-going-back.jpg]50There's No Going Back
DPAGB Print #15 .. Scored 23 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_urban-existence.jpg]30Urban Existence
DPAGB Print #8 .. Scored 25 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_we-can-make-it.jpg]30We Can Make It
DPAGB Print #10 .. Scored 25 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_living-in-the-past.jpg]50Living in the Past
DPAGB Print #7 .. Scored 24 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_mud-sweat-and-glee.jpg]40Mud, Sweat and Glee
DPAGB Print #12 .. Scored 25 points
[img src=http://dapagroup.com/dotcom/wp-content/flagallery/dpagb/thumbs/thumbs_the-passage-of-time.jpg]40The Passage of Time
DPAGB Print #5 .. Scored 20 points

 

I decided not to apply for my CPAGB, but instead go straight for my D, which under PAGB rules is allowed. To gain the DPAGB distinction I had to submit 15 images, I chose to use prints; each print is scored between 2 and 5 points by six judges, selected from the PAGB judging list. A total score of 300 points or more will gain you the distinction.

Since 1994, when the awards scheme was set up, only 756 photographers have been successful in gaining the DPAGB distinction.

My 15 prints scored a total of 338 points and gained me the distinction.