Photographic Alliance Awards

Awards for Photographic Merit (APM) are available to Clubs members who have supported their Club for the requisite time, and who then pass an assessment. The CACC Awards Officer is Gillian Morgan. Contact: gcmorgan (at)

Information is available in the following documents:

The leaflet series available from the PAGB, and
How to Apply via CACC (including advice and the application form)

The levels are:

Credit (CPAGB); Distinction (DPAGB); and Master (MPAGB)

Work for assessment may be submitted as:

Still Images: These can be Prints or Projected but not a mix. You will upload your entry to the PAGB on-line system, using digital file copies of your Prints or digital files for Projected. Prints are sent in advance or may be delivered to the assessment session.  
Audio Visual: Submission instructions will be advised individually.


The PAGB runs some advice workshops hosted by Federations around the country.
On-line advice is also available.

Applying / Attending:

The assessment sessions move around the country (see the rota in PAGB Awards Leaflet 3), and you may apply for any session. You are also welcome to attend and observe one of the assessment days. Tickets are on sale from the local host organiser shortly before each event.
Still Images: Assessment sessions are held twice each year. The target is that nobody should wait for more than a year. There may be additional catch-up sessions to clear any backlog of applications.
Audio Visual: The last assessment was held in 2021. Assessment sessions are held depending on demand, and pre-application expressions of interest are invited.