Autumn here in the UK not only signifies the golden glow of the late afternoon sun, but also the welcome return of British Photographic Exhibitions after their summer break.Shrewsbury Photographic Society were the first of five National Exhibitions to publish their results. I gained four acceptances at Shrewsbury, which all help towards me gaining myABPE distinction.
Havant Camera Club were next, three acceptances here, plus a much needed Highly Commend for Mud, Sweat & Glee. Awards are a much needed commodity, a minimum of 20 are required for a successful ABPE application.Next up was the Dingwall Camera Club Exhibition; another four acceptances, but no awards this time!
However, I did better in the Guernsey Salon; picking up a PAGB Silver Medal for Billy and the Kid! and an Honours Certificate for Forever Friends.The Bromsgrove Photographic Society Annual Exhibition was good for me too. Andy Capp was awarded a Judges Medal; Muddy Hell gained a PAGB Ribbon and Billy and the Kid! picked up a Commend. Newcomers to the BPE circuit; Yardley Photographic Society provided me with my 16th award since gaining my BPE5, this came in the form of a Commend for Living in the Past. I also managed eleven further acceptances bringing my acceptance tally (towards ABPE) to 91 acceptances (100 required), plus 16 awards (20 required).