The highest level of The Royal Photographic Society's Distinctions is Fellowship - to be successful at Fellowship level you need to submit a body of work that communicates an individual vision and understanding; the submission must demonstrate a distinctive and distinguished body of work.
My successful panel was displayed on 3 rows, each with 7 pictures. The sequence, running from top-left, can be seen below. Click on individual pictures to enlarge them.
Now superceded by my Fellowship my previous level of attainment was the second level of The Royal Photographic Society's Distinctions, Associateship. To be successful at Associateship level you need to demonstrate a high standard of technical competence as well as provide evidence of creative ability and the development of personal style. You also need to be able to show that you are in complete control of technical aspects which allows you to produce quality which is entirely 'Fit for purpose' i.e. suits the subject.
The theme for my successful panel (below) was The Lives of Older People and it illustrated older people doing ordinary everyday things. It was displayed on 3 rows, each with 5 pictures. Click on individual pictures to enlarge them.
This award was obtained in 1994 and since then my photographic style and interests have changed noticeably. These pictures were all 35mm slides and illustrate the fashionable subject matter of the time.
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) is an organisation that co-ordinates specific activities for photographic clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. It does this through 15 geographical regions known as Federations.
All applicants must qualify and apply via their Federations. Entrants must have been active members of an affiliated Club for a minimum of 2 years for CPAGB, 3 years for DPAGB and 5 Years for MPAGB.
15 Prints or 15 PDI are required and a total score of 300 or more will gain the Award. Six judges score each picture between 2-5 points. With a maximum score of 30 per photograph an average of 20 per photograph is required, but you do not need to score 20 for every photograph in your entry.
My successful submission is shown below in the sequence they were projected for judging, mixed in a repeating pattern of other entrants.