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The National Exhibitions which are members of the British Photographic Exhibitions offer a Crown Award system designed to enable successful exhibition photographers to gain additional recognition. Exhibitors are invited to aggregate their acceptances in the affiliated exhibitions and, upon reaching the accepted aggregate, to apply without charge for a Crown Rating Award. Each successful applicant for an award will receive a Certificate and a Ribbon and will be able to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name.

BPE1 Crown Award - 25 points
BPE2 Crown Award - 50 points
BPE3 Crown Award - 100 points
BPE4 Crown Award - 200 points
BPE5 Crown Award - 300 points

Those who achieve the top crown award rating BPE5* are then invited to aggregate acceptances and awards in the member exhibitions and upon reaching the accepted aggregate to apply, without charge, for Associateship ABPE and Fellowship FBPE. The successful applicant will receive a Certificate and Medal and will be able to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name.

 

ABPE and FBPE

 

From 1997 British Photographic Exhibitions has been offering its premier awards to be known as Associateship of British Photographic Exhibitions, ABPE, and Fellowship of British Photographic Exhibitions, FBPE..  These awards are designed to indicate consistent achievement of the highest standard over a substantial period of time and will be available only to those who have already achieved the BPE 5* award.   Each person achieving the BPE5* award will automatically receive personalised record forms to enable them to maintain the records necessary for Associateship and each person gaining this award will receive similar forms to enable them to maintain the records for Fellowship.

 The new awards will require not only the continued ability to gain acceptances in the affiliated exhibitions but also the ability to gain awards in these exhibitions.

 Details of the requirements for successful application for these awards are as follows:

 Associateship of British Photographic Exhibitions (ABPE ).

Those who already hold a BPE5* award may apply for an Associateship when they have achieved the following since gaining the BPE5*:

 A further 100 acceptances in member exhibitions.

 and

 Twenty awards using at least ten different pieces of work.

 An award includes any recognition beyond an acceptance such as a commendation, a ribbon or a medal.   A photograph used in both print and projected image sections in member exhibitions will not be counted as different pieces of work in applying this requirement.

It will be required that applicants for ABPE application will supply a printed thumbnail, with titles, of the awarded images.

Fellowship of British Photographic Exhibitions ( FBPE )

 Those who already hold an ABPE may apply for a Fellowship when they have achieved the following since gaining the Associateship

 A further 100 acceptances in member exhibitions

 and

 Since gaining your ABPE, thirty awards using at least fifteen different pieces of work. These awarded pictures must not have gained awards previously or been used for your ABPE application. 

An award includes any recognition beyond an acceptance such as a commendation, a ribbon or a medal.   A photograph used in both print and projected image sections in member exhibitions will not be counted as different pieces of work in applying this requirement.

 It will be required that applicants for FBPE application will supply a printed thumbnail, with titles, of the awarded images.

 No fee will be charged to those applying for these awards.   A certificate and medal will be awarded to each applicant achieving these awards and recipients will be able to use the letters ABPE or FBPE after their names.   The awards are intended to represent the highest achievement in exhibition photography and no further qualifications are planned by BPE.

All applications must be made to the BPE Crown Award Officer whose decision will be final.

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The awards officers are Alison & Andy Fryer. Either write to them at the address below,
or click on the menu contact option to send them an email message via a contact form.

BPE Crown Awards Officers,
38 Oldacre Lane,
Brocton,
Stafford,
ST17 0TW