MCPF Basic Requirements for and application form for Distinction Applicants – Apr 2019
(N.B. includes all the information and guidance notes issued by the PAGB – total of 17 pages)
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.
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 http://www.thepagb.org.uk/awards/apm-awards/
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 from the link at the top of the page.
Download an MCPF application form from the MCPF website www.mcpf.co.uk
Complete the form and send it to the MCPF Distinctions secretary (see below). DO NOT send any money with this form.
Once the criteria have been verified the form will be signed and returned to you along with the PAGB application form.
Send the PAGB Application form to the PAGB awards officer with the appropriate distinction fee.
Applicants are admitted on a “first come, first served” basis.
Please contact MCPF Awards Secretary Alan Lovatt using the email at the top of the page if you have any queries.
(Updated Apr 2019)