AWPS is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through its membership of the Kent County Photographic Association (KCPA). We are also members of the Federation of South London Photographic Societies. The RPS, PAGB offer distinctions for photographers whose work is assessed to be of a suitable standard.
Federation of South London Photographic Societies (FSLPS, aka. SLF)
AWPS is affiliated to the FSLPS and participates in the various inter-club competitions organised by the federation. Entry for FSLPS competitions is usually on a club basis (chosen by the AWPS Competition Team) but at their annual Finals' Day some competitions are open to individuals to submit their prints, or PDIs. AWPS typically hosts one or two FSLPS competitions a year, involving 4 or 5 visiting clubs.
For more information about FSLPS events, see: www.fslps.org.uk
Kent County Photographic Association (KCPA)
The KCPA has various functions, including supplying judges and lecturers to its affiliated clubs.
It organises inter-club and open competitions, plus an annual exhibition.
For more information about KCPA events: www.kcpa.co.uk
The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)
The PAGB organises competitions on a national basis, and holds an annual exhibition. AWPS members' work
may be selected to represent Kent in a PAGB competition, if the print/image has done exceptionally well in
a KCPA competition.
PAGB awards the following distinctions to individuals upon submission of a panel of work:
Credit (CPAGB); Distinction (DPAGB); Master (MPAGB).
See also the PAGB web site: www.pagb-photography-uk.co.uk
The Royal Photographic Society (The RPS)
The RPS is the oldest photographic society in the UK, and is open to all photographers. It awards the following distinctions to individual members, gained by application and the submission of a panel of work: Licentiate (LRPS); Associate (ARPS); Fellow (FRPS).
For more information, see their web site: www.rps.org
London Salon of Photography
The London Salon has been established for over a hundred years and holds a prestigious annual exhibition which is displayed in London and around the country. If you are accepted, it means your work is showing, 'distinct evidence of artistic feeling and execution'. Details can be found at: www.londonsalon.org