PAGB Distinctions

Officer for PAGB Awards

David Venables
email: apmsecretary@mcpf.co.uk

MCPF Basic Requirements for Distinction Applicants -
Dec 2014
(N.B. includes all the information and guidance notes issued by the PAGB - total of 12 pages)

PAGB APM Leaflet
General Description, Conditions of Entry and Notes for Guidance of Applicants - plus frequent questions (Leaflet One)

PAGB APM Leaflet for Audio Visual  Leaflet 6 Issue 2 - Oct 14

Successful Applicants

PAGB Distinction Awards for Photographic Merit (APM)

Credit (CPAGB) - Blue badge and certificate
Standard - Good Club photography

Distinction (DPAGB) - Red badge and certificate
Standard - Open Exhibition Photography

Master (MPAGB) - Gold badge and certificate
Standard - Highest Standard of UK Amateur Photography.

They are held for life without any annual fee and holders are entitled to use the designated letters after their name.

Qualification


All applicants must qualify in accordance with their Federation's criteria as an active member of an affiliated club.
This support must have been given for a min of
2  years for CPAGB
3  years for DPAGB
5 years for MPAGB from current active photographers.

A retrospective period of 10 years may be considered.

Applicants for MPAGB must have held DPAGB for at least 11 months on date of application.

MCPF Region Qualification



The awards are open to all members of clubs affiliated to the MCPF. It is suggested that before an application is made the following information is downloaded from the PAGB website www.thepagb.org.uk/merit or using the links on the left hand side.

All applicants must pre-qualify according to the Midland Counties Photographic Federation criteria which is described in the leaflet:

PLEASE NOTE THE CRITERIA AND APPLICATION FORMS FROM THE MCPF HAVE NOW BEEN UPDATED AS FROM October 2011. ANY INFORMATION HELD BEFORE THIS DATE SHOULD BE DESTROYED.

MCPF Region Application Procedure


The adjudications are held twice a year in April and November, and are hosted by one of the 15 federations. The venue to be decided nearer the adjudication date.

Contact the awards Secretary for a MCPF application form, or download it here: Application Form.

Complete the form (do not forget to have the form signed by you Club/Society Secretary) and send it to the Awards Officer.

Once the criteria have been verified the form will be signed and returned to you with the PAGB application form.

Send the completed information to the PAGB awards officer with the appropriate distinction fee.

Applicants are admitted on a "first come, first served" basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

David Venables DPAGB (Click here to email David) PAGB Awards Secretary for the MCPF region

(Updated Jan 2013)