British Photographic Exhibitions


The National Exhibitions which are members of the British Photographic Exhibitions offer a Crown Award system designed to enable successful exhibition photographers to gain additional recognition. Exhibitors are invited to aggregate their acceptances in the affiliated exhibitions and, upon reaching the accepted aggregate, to apply without charge for a Crown Rating Award. Each successful applicant for an award will receive a Certificate and a Ribbon and will be able to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name.



BPE1 Crown Award - 25 points
BPE2 Crown Award - 50 points
BPE3 Crown Award - 100 points
BPE4 Crown Award - 200 points
BPE5 Crown Award - 300 points

Those who achieve the top crown award rating BPE5* are then invited to aggregate acceptances and awards in the member exhibitions and upon reaching the accepted aggregate to apply, without charge, for Associateship ABPE and Fellowship FBPE. The successful applicant will receive a Certificate and Medal and will be able to use the letters acknowledging their award after their name

The BPE currently consists of 17 members exhibitions. These are typically organized by either a single photographic club or by a number of clubs in the same geographical area.

 Basingstoke Camera Club Exhibition

 Bebington Salon of Photography

 Beyond Group Open Exhibition

 Clay Cross National Projected Image Exhibition

 Dingwall National Projected Image Exhibition

 Frome Wessex Salon of Photography

 Guernsey Salon of Photography

 Midland Monochrome

 Neath & Dist. P.S. Salon

 Robin Hood Open Digital Exhibition

 Rushden Open Photographic Exhibition

 Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition

 Solihull Open Exhibition of British Photography

 South Birmingham Open Digital Exhibition

 Southport National Exhibition of Photography

 Vale of Evesham National Photographic Exhibition

 Winchester National Exhibition

For more information visit the BPE Website