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WPS - PAGB Distinctions Group

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

PAGB Awards Group

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This is a new group aimed at offering a different type of qualification to RPS. The contrast between RPS and PAGB is that for PAGB awards images are presented and judged individually, there is no need to create “panels” of images. A submission can be in prints or PDIs
It is an opportunity to develop your own photographic knowledge and if you wish, gain qualifications known as Awards of Photographic Merit (APM) They are available at three levels. Certificate (CPAGB) is the first level and is defined as “good club photography”, Diploma, (DPAGB) defined as photographs that would be likely to achieve a high level of acceptance in Open Exhibitions and Master (MPAGB) are the next levels.

How to gain the CPAGB Award.

Adjudications in Projected Digital Images (PDI) and Prints are carried out by a panel of six judges, selected from the PAGB Approved List of Judges for their photographic skill and their extensive experience.

For CPAGB each of the 6 Adjudicators is required to vote on each photograph, with a vote between 2 and 5. The total number of points gained for 10 Prints or 10 PDIs needs to be 200 or more to gain the Award.

The Adjudicators vote as follows; “image to standard” = 4 and “image NOT to standard” = 2. A vote of 3 signifies a near miss. A vote of 5 means the image is worthy of the next level up.

As each image is judged the score is “read out”. On average each image needs to gain a score of 20. Adjudication day can be very exciting!

We are planning three meetings this season: 31st October, 9th January 2020 and and 30th April 2020. All meetings are on a Thursday and all at Littleton hall.

Glyn Paton


You can view some members’ successful panels on the Distinctions Gallery.

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Where we meet.

All Meetings are at Littleton Millennium Memorial Hall


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