PAGB Inter-Federation Competitions

The PAGB Inter-Federation Competitions are held each June. Federations submit entries from the members of their affiliated Clubs, each May, in four sections – Monochrome Print, Colour Print, Open PDI and Nature PDI.

Trophies are awarded to the winning Federations. PAGB medals and ribbons are awarded to the top individual entries in each section.

A Print Exhibition is selected from the joint Monochrome and Colour entries and is shown in various locations between July and January. A projection version of each Exhibition is available from the SPF Custodian later the same season.

The Monochrome and Nature sections are run under the same definitions as the SPF use. See Services area (click here) for a copy of these.

Members of any Scottish Club are eligible for their work to be considered for selection in the SPF’s entry. Entries are taken from those supplied by individual authors, clubs and from our SPF Digital Championships and SPF Portfolio entries. Details of how to submit work for consideration will be given below shortly.

Who can enter

Any member of an SPF club can put forward entries to the SPF for consideration as part of their next entry.

The SPF's selections are organised by John McVie

SPF members and clubs cannot submit directly to the PAGB for this event. 

2017 Results

The PAGB Inter-Federation Competitions were organised by the Yorkshire Photographic Union, and Judged at Pontefract at the beginning of June. The Judges were David Gibbins ARPS EFIAP APAGB BPE4 (N&EMPF), Anne Greiner MPAGB (SPF) and Howard Tate MA(Phot) ARPS AFIAP (YPU)

The SPF's final placings in each of the four 2017 competitions can be seen below. The full list of Federation placings can be downloaded below. 

In the Open Monochrome Print Category we finished 5th; and in the Open Colour Print Category we were 8th. For the Open Projected Image Category we were 7th, our best result coming in the Nature Projected Image Category where we were 3rd.

Scottish Photographers gained three Individual Awards;

In the Colour Print competition Mary Gibson from Carluke Camera Club was awarded a PAGB Ribbon for The Whippets.

In the Colour Projected Image competition Tom Langlands, from Dumfries Camera Club, won Howard Tate’s Judge's Silver Medal for Arctic Tern over Luskentyre.

In the Nature Projected Image Competition a PAGB Ribbon was awarded to Gordon Rae from Dumfries Camera Club for Brown Bear Fight Alaska.

The Individual scores and details of all of this year's Scottish entries are available to download below. A copy of the Colour PAGB Catalogue is also available to download as a PDF.

Individual Results 2017

A list of each of the individual entries used to make up the SPF's entry, along with the individual scores for all four Sections are available below. Please see the results section above for more details and gallery links for this year's competitions.

2016 Results - Two Firsts for the SPF

The SPF win PAGB Inter-Fed Nature PDI Competition and share 1st Place in the PAGB Inter-Fed Colour Print Competition.

The following downloads show the SPF's results for the four Competitions in 2016. This event was hosted by Northern Ireland PA and judged in June. Entries were taken from work submitted by Clubs for the SPF PDI Championship and SPF Portfolio Competitions and from work given for selection by individual authors. 

The best are selected from all of the entries, and accepted in to the travelling Exhibition. All of the accepted photos are then Exhibitied at various venues throughout the UK, and shown in the PAGB Inter-Fed Catalogue (Copy available to download here) See the Individual Results section below for all of the SPF author's results.

The prints submitted as part of the SPF's entry in to the PAGB Inter-Fed Colour Print Competitions formed the joint competition winning entry in this year's competition (top 10 scores count) making us joint winners of the Stirling Trophy 2016. 

The nature images submitted as part of the SPF's entry in this year's competition (top 10 scores count) were to win the PAGB Inter-Fed Nature PDI Competition for which we receive the OnOne Software Trophy 2016. Mick Durham also won the PAGB Gold Medal for Best Overall Image in the Nature competition with Predator and Prey.

Over the four competitions, several other Scottish authors were successful in gaining Individual Awards in this year's PAGB Inter-Federation Competitions. You can see a selection of the 2016 winning images here, or view all of the Award Winning and Accepted entries in the Galleries section of this website - For Colour and Mono Print Gallery (click here) and for Nature and Open Digital Gallery (click here) 

A copy of the 2016 PAGB Inter-Federation Exhibition shows will be available to book from the SPF Custodian in due course. The SPF Custodian also has previous years available. For details of how you can book a copy from the SPF Custodian please (Click here).

Individual Results 2016

A list of each of the individual entries used to make up the SPF's entry, along with the individual scores for all four Sections are available below. Please see the results section above for more details and gallery links for this year's competitions.

2015 Results

The following downloads show the SPF's results for the four Competitions in 2015. This event was hosted by Kent Counties PA.

A few Scottish authors were successful in gaining individual awards. You can see a selection of the 2015 winning images below or in our Gallery section of this website. Or download a copy of the catalogue of this event by visiting the PAGB website (click here).

A copy of the 2015 PAGB Inter-Federation Exhibition shows are also available to book from the SPF Custodian. The SPF Custodian also has previous years available. For details of how you can book a copy from the SPF Custodian please (Click here).

Individual Results 2015

A list of the SPF's individual member's entries used and scores for all four Sections are available below. Please see the images on this page for the Scottish Award winners in this year's competitions.

How to Submit Entries for Selection

Details will appear here shortly as soon as our online entry facility is available. Before then please contact John McVie for details.