BPE Exhibitions - LAST CALLS

Southport BPE

This British National exhibition closes on Friday 17 January.
Acceptances count towards the BPEx* distinctions.
It has 3 Print sections (mounted 40 x 50): Colour, Mono and Nature.
Plus 3 PDI sections (up to 1600 x 1200), 2MB maximum: Colour, Mono and Nature.
As in all exhibitions/salons you can enter up to 4 images per section.
Cost is per image (£1.50 each, subject to a minimum of £8 for the first 4) which keeps it reasonable if you haven't got 4 images to fill a particular section.
Quirk alert: the filenames used should be of the form "n title.jpg" where "n" is the image number as appearing on the entry form and "title" is the image name as entered on the entry form.
Don't forget to read the rules.
Good luck.


Solihull 2020 BPE

This BPE Salon closes on Sunday 15 December (midnight). Acceptances count towards the BPEx* Distinctions.
4 PDI Sections (up to 4 images per section as usual): Colour - Mono - Nature - Scapes
3 Print Sections: Colour - Mono - Nature
JPGs only, size: 1600 x 1200 x 3MB max
Prints to be on 50 x 40 cm mounts.
Fee: £6 for 1st Section, £4 per Section thereafter
Quirk Alert 1: If your PDI image is less than the maximum dimensions it is recommended that the unused area be filled with black (use Canvas in Photoshop for example)
Quirk Alert 2: The organisers will request original RAW files of ALL Award Winning Nature images to verify that the rules have been correctly followed.
You can view the Acceptances in the last 4 years on their website, useful if you've forgotten what you had Accepted . . .
The selectors are:
Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP
Diane Seddon ARPS CPAGB BPE3*
Ralph Duckett MPAGB EFIAP

DVD catalogue.
As ever, read the Rules and Good Luck.


This UK-based International closes on Monday 9 December.
Patronage is from FIAP and PSA
3 PDI Sections: Open - Travel - Nature (1400 x 1050 x 2mb max)
3 Print Sections: Colour - Mono - Landscape (unmounted A4 max)
First Section £7, £2 per Section thereafter
On-line catalogue
Good luck.


This closes on Wednesday 27 November.
Acceptances count towards the BPEx* distinctions.
5 PDI sections: Landscape - Creative - Colour - Mono - Nature (up to 4 in each) (Rule 2)
Size is 1400 x 1050 (Rule 19)
1 section is £10, 2 £14, 3 £17, 4 £20, 5 £22 (Rule 11)
Quirk Alert 1: entry is by CD only (Rules 5, 21 and 22)
Quirk Alert 2: there is a file naming convention you need to adhere to (Rules 17 and 19)
Quirk Alert 3: ensure that your entries are in the correct sections (Rules 3 and 15) - where do you put Mono Landscapes?
Probably in "Landscapes"
Entries can be made on USB memory sticks but, as is the case with CDs entered, these will not be returned.
Have a go and Good Luck.

Guernsey BPE

This BPE Salon closes on Saturday 19 October, entry by post only (CD or memory stick), hence the better-then-normal advance notice. Acceptances count towards the BPEx* Distinctions.

4 PDI Sections: Open Mono - Open Colour - Portrait Mono - Portrait Colour

JPGs only, 1600 x 1200; if the image size is smaller than this it must be padded out to 1600 x 1200 with black (use Canvas in Photoshop for instance). Check the file-naming requirements.

Cost is £5.00 per Section, include a cheque with your entry.

Quirk Alert: actually this one is SuperQuirky what with the postal entry, a cheque, padding out and file-naming but its individual quirk is that there is only one Judge so there are no scores, you're either In or Out. The Judge on this occasion is Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP.

Despite all the Quirks this is a good one to enter. Why? Well, all these impediments are likely to discourage potential entrants; less determined photographers than those in North Wales will see it as too much trouble, so why not make the effort and give it a go.

The postage rate to Guernsey is the norrmal UK rate and postal Salons usually give a few days latitude on the Closing Date to allow for the vagaries of postal delivery.

Follow the Rules and don't forget to Finalise your CD - if in doubt test its Readability on another computer.