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)

The levels are:

  • Badge (BPAGB) for prints only (new in 2023)
  • Credit (CPAGB)
  • Distinction (DPAGB)
  • Excellence (EPAGB) for prints only (new in 2023)
  • Master (MPAGB)

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)

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: The target is that nobody should wait for more than a year. Assessment sessions are held twice each year. There may be additional catch-up sessions to clear any backlog of applications.
Audio Visual: Assessment sessions are held annually depending on demand, and pre-application expressions of interest are invited.