Midland Counties Photographic Federation

MCPF Events


The competition is open to any member of an MCPF affiliate club/society. The competition takes place at the end of January and there are three trophies to be won, Best Overall sequence, The Best Intermediate sequence and the best sequence as voted for by the audience on the day.  The competition is run on behalf of MidPhot by the Staffordshire AV group.  The winning sequences and some other sequences from the championship will be shown during the main MidPhot Exhibition in March. More


MidPhot is the Annual  Exhibition for members of any Club/Society in the MCPF.  There are Open sections in colour and mono prints, and PDI’s.  MidPhot also has  print and PDI sections for Nature images.  We have many trophies to be won and judges medals in all the sections all the details can be found in the rules that can be downloaded from the MidPhot page.   The closing date for entries is at the beginning of February, (the same date as the MCPF General meeting).  Look out for the dates in newsletters, and on this site.  Rules and entry forms are sent to your Competition Sec or General Sec late November and again early Jan, so if you don’t see them remind your secretary or download them from this site. More


This annual competition is held to find the Champion Club in both prints and PDI for the MCPF and to see which two clubs will represent the Midlands in PAGB annual Inter-Club Championships. The Championships are held in April at The Civic Centre, Braunstone, Leicester, and is open to any affiliated club/society in the MCPF.  The competition is marked by three judges selected outside the MCPF. Clubs may enter either print or PDI or both competitions (Rules and conditions apply). The winning club receives a trophy and MCPF medal and the judges choose the best colour print, best monochrome print and best pdi and then get to choose their own favourite in each. The top two winning clubs go through to the PAGB Championships; PDI in July at the University of Warwick and the Prints in October at a venue that is decided each year. The top eight clubs from these competitions gain automatic entry into the following year’s competition. If the MCPF championship winning club has already gained automatic entry into the PAGB Inter-Club competition then the runner-up club from the MCPF Championship will win through, and if that club has gained automatic entry as well the next highest placed club will go through and so on. More


Photofolio is a Club Competition which forms an Exhibition and from that exhibition, a travelling exhibition is selected.  There are three sections that a club/society may enter; colour prints, monochrome prints or PDI. (there is no separate nature section) clubs may enter up to 20 images in each section. After each image is marked, the club with the highest average mark per image is declared the winner. There are also a number of individual awards that can be won.  
Once the work is marked and the exhibition chosen, the travelling exhibition or portfolio is chosen.   All the award winners and at least one piece of work from each club/society selected.  A taped commentary is made for the accepted images and this is included in the Travelling Portfolio package.  The Travelling Portfolio can be booked by any of the MCPF clubs/societies usually 12 months in advance and the itinerary is devised by the Travelling Portfolio Secretary. More details about the Travelling Portfolio.  
The exhibition is held in June at the Old Schoolhouse, Churchbridge, Oldbury, W. Mids.   Dates and details will be sent out to your club in plenty of time and can be found on this site or downloaded, along with posters and maps. More


This is the MCPF’s Exhibition of International Photography organised under PAGB, FIAP, RPS and PSA patronage.  The Exhibition has 6 sections  colour and monochrome prints and colour and monochrome projected images, creative projected and nature projected sections. More