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National Competitions

BPE Exhibitions

About Crown Awards and Distinctions

 

Note: the list of exhibitions is not for a specific year, but runs from year to year for the month shown.

January

Clay Cross National Projected Image Exhibition – Digital Projection (PDI) 5

www.claycrossps.org

 

Southport National Open Exhibition of Photography – Prints 3 / Digital Projection (PDI) 3

www.southport-ps.co.uk/exhibition

 

Solihull Open Exhibition of British Photography - Prints 3 / Digital Projection 4

www.solihullphotographicsociety.co.uk

 

February

Vale of Evesham National Photographic Exhibition  – Digital Projection (PDI) 4

www.eveshamphoto.net

 

March

Basingstoke Camera Club Exhibition – Digital Projection (PDI) 5

www.basingstokecameraclub.co.uk

 

South Birmingham Open Digital Exhibition - Digital Projection 4

www.southbirminghamphotographicsociety.co.uk/exhibition

 

April

Robin Hood Open Digital Exhibition – Digital Projection (PDI) 6

www.robinhoodexhibition.co.uk

 

Neath & District PS Salon  – Digital Projection (PDI) 6

www.neathphotographicsociety.org

 

Rushden Open Photographic Exhibition – Digital Projection (PDI) 4

www.rushdenopen.co.uk

 

May

Cotswold Salon (Monochrome) – Prints Silver 3/ Prints Digital 3

www.cotswold-monochrome.co.uk

 

Alba Photographic Group - Digital Projection 5

www.albaps.co.uk

 

June

Winchester National Exhibition - Digital Projection 4

www.winphotosoc.co.uk

 

July

Beyond Group – Digital Projection (PDI) 4

www.beyondgroup.org.uk

 

August

SRGB Photo Group – Print Celebration – Prints 5

www.srgbphotogroup.co.uk

 

September

Dingwall National Projected Image Exhibition – Digital Projection (PDI) 4

www.dingwallcameraclub.com

 

Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition – Digital Projection (PDI) 4

www.shropshire-photographic.org.uk

 

Yardley Photographic Society Exhibition – Prints 4 / Digital Projection (PDI) 2

www.yardleyps.co.uk

 

October

Guernsey Salon of Photography – Digital Projection (PDI) 6

www.guernseysalon.co.uk

 

Frome Wessex Salon of Photography – Digital Projection (PDI) 6

www.fromewessexcameraclub.co.uk 

 

November 

Bebington Salon of Photography - Digital Projection (PDI) 4

www.bebingtonps.org.uk

 

 

About Crown Awards and Distinctions

 

National Exhibitions that are members of the British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE) 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 for an Associateship (ABPE) or Fellowship (FBPE). Successful applicants will receive a Certificate and Medal and will be able to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name.

 

“The BPE exists to encourage photographers to enter exhibitions and to recognize successful entrants via the issue of the Crown Awards photographic distinctions. Exhibition members share ideas, promote each other’s exhibitions and generally work together to promote competitive photography".

 

The BPE site aims to inform photographers about the exhibitions that are part of the BPE circuit including the dates they occur, whom to contact for each exhibition and where possible, provide downloadable information such as entry forms and promotional posters.

There is no charge for any of these services, except for the individual exhibition entry fees payable to BPE club exhibitions which you wish to enter.

 

www.britishphotographicexhibitions.org.uk

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