Frome Wessex Camera Club is affiliated to the WCPF (Western Counties Photographic Federation) www.wcpf.org.uk which in turn is affiliated to the PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain), www.pagb-photography-uk.co.uk and this gives us a wider area in which to compete, exhibit and apply for distinctions. Some competitions we can enter as a club, and others are as individuals, and the following lists some detail. For exact dates of competitions visit our what’s on page February annually a Digital Projected Image Competition is held – this is a club competition, where 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 annnually 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. 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. 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 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. Source.