About External Competitions

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) is a membership organisation that co-ordinates, activities for photographic Clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man).
The Competition Marking
As per normal in these competitions there will be three judges. each judge will mark an image between 2 and 5 as detailed in the below extract from the PAGB briefing note for judges.
2- Definitely OUT. Well below standard. Should be used very sparingly.
3 – OUT Below standard required.
4 – IN General Level of Acceptance.
5 – Definitely IN Possible Award or just very good of its type.
Under normal circumstances a tally of 12, 13, 14 or 15 will result in an acceptance for that photograph in the exhibition. The exhibition chairman will detail a cut off point for acceptances after the marking; this might entail splitting a mark band to reduce or increase the acceptance numbers.