External Competitions


WCPF Competitions



February annually a Digital Projected Image Competition is held - this is a club competition, where usually 20 images are submitted to battle against other clubs in the WCPF.

March annually entries are submitted into the Members' Exhibition - a competition for individuals. there are 3 print sections in which to enter, Monochrome Prints, Colour Prints and Nature. In the Projected Image there are 3 sections - General, Nature and Creative. The entries are judged and the selected images are exhibited later in the year.

March annually is the 'Knightshayes Trophy Competition' - a competition for individuals to enter up to 2 prints to compete against others from within the Federation. This competition has a set subject and prints must not be more than 2 years old.   

April annually an AV (Audio Visual Competition) is held where sequences of digital images are put to music with various time limits on the lengths of the sequences. This is a competition for individuals.

November annually The Kingswood Salver Competition a club competition, where a panel of 5 prints are entered against other clubs.





PAGB Competitions



February annually GB Cup - a club competition which is open to large and small clubs in separate categories. The entries are digitally projected and make up a club panel. 




Obtaining Distinctions.



PAGB distinctions.

The PAGB have a system that allows members of affiliated Photographic Clubs/Societies to gain three Awards that reflect increasing levels of performance within Amateur photography.  This system operates within a framework of demonstrated support for the Federation of which the Club is a member.  

The Awards are at  “CPAGB” level (Credit), “DPAGB” (Distinction) and “MPAGB” (Master).
Adjudications are held twice yearly, usually April and November.

To find out more details on how to obtain these distinctions, go to the WCPF web site or click here.




The Royal Photographic Society,  RPS  Distinctions



The RPS have three levels of distinctions which can be obtained and they are are follows:-


The Licentiateship (LRPS) is normally the entry level Distinction and is awarded for a good level of basic skill and competence.

The Associateship (ARPS) is awarded for a high standard of technical competence and individual creative ability.

The Fellowship (FRPS) is awarded for exceptional standards of excellence and distinguished ability. You need have an ARPS or FBIPP before you can apply for the FRPS.

For more information click on the individual distinctions above or for general information click here.







"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." For more BPE information, click

The BPE currently consists of 21 members exhibitions. These are organised by either a single photographic club or by a number of clubs in the same geographical area.

Exhibitions in Date Order showing Class, Closing Date (Month), Contact for Entry Form


Exhibitions in Date Order showing Class, Closing Date (Month), Contact for Entry Details
Note: the list of exhibitions is not for a specific year, but runs from year to year for the month shown




Acknowledgement:  This page was derived from information orignating on the Frome Wessex Camera Club and was felt it put the above information very clearly so all our thanks to them.