Glasgow District Photographic Union Exhibition, 2009

The GDPU has a history spanning half a century and has been organising an annual exhibition for the past 39 years. This year’s exhibition was their first under patronage of the British Photographic Exhibition (BPE).

As with all BPE exhibitions the competition is tough, see states below.

The job of selecting the images that made up this exhibition, around 15% of the total number submitted, were chosen by: Jane Black ARPS Hon PAGB , Des Clinton FRPS AFIAP and Les Ayres ARPS MPAGB APAGB AFIAP.

DAPA group, as always, put forth a very strong entry, which this time included around 20 award winning images from previous BPE exhibitions. Sadly, on this occasion some of those images failed to hit the mark, some by as many a 2 points, Duh!

The only image to receive an award (HM) for DAPA in this exhibition was:

Savage Landscape

A Savage Landscape by John Powell BPE3

Nonetheless, several DAPA Group members did to manage to gain acceptances, they were: Angela Adams (4), Cherry Larcombe (3), Joe Brennan (3), John Powell (2), Belinda Buxton (1), Gary Newman (1) and Robert Powell (1)

Exhibition Statistics:
Open Colour
912 entries
129 accepted – 14%
average mark 10.07

397 entries
60 accepted – 16%
average mark 10.22

Open Monochrome
624 entries
83 accepted – 17%
average mark 10.21

Our complete group entry, including score data can be found HERE


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Well done on your BPE3* John.


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