For members considering applying for a British Photographic Exhibition Crown (BPE)

the below information will be useful

For those starting from scratch the system is as follows.

  1. You need to enter any of the BPE member exhibitions listed on the BPE web site. These can be found in the Exhibitions section on this website where you can either download an entry form or find out where you can obtain one via the web site of the club whose competition you wish to enter.
  2. With every photo that you have accepted in an exhibition you accrue one point.
  3. When in the first instance you have accrued 25 points you can apply to the BPE Awards Officers (Alison and Andy Fryer) for the One Crown Award. The address to send your application to is BPE Crown Awards Officers, 38 Oldacre Lane, Brocton, Stafford, ST17 0TW
    They will send you an application form to fill in listing the year, exhibition, section & numbers of acceptances.
  4. Following their verification of the form you will be sent your Certificate & Ribbon & be entitled to use “BPE1*” after your name.
  5. You can continue this process until you reach “BPE5*” for which you will have to have gained 300 points. You are then eligible for ABPE (Associate) and FBPE (Fellow) which you may then apply for.
  6. 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.

 List of Exhibitions

Awards page

For members considering applying for a FIAP qualification the below information will be useful

For members considering applying for an Award for Photographic Merit (APM)the below information will be useful.

The Awards for Photographic Merit (APM) are open only to members of Clubs affiliated to the PAGB through their Federations and are at three levels


  • Credit (CPAGB) – Blue badge and certificate
    Standard: Good Club Photography
  • Distinction (DPAGB) – Red badge and certificate
    Standard: Open Exhibition Photography
  • Master (MPAGB) – Yellow badge and certificate
    Standard: Highest Standard of UK Amateur Photography

For members considering applying for an Award from Royal Photographic Society Merit the below information will be useful.

This is a link webpage to their webpage.

Here is a link to their qualifications.