The Wrekin Salon is an International Photography Exhibition based in the home counties of The UK.
The Wrekin Salon is open to entries from worldwide, and has approval and accreditation from FIAP (Federation Internationale De L'Art Photographique), UPI (United Photographers International) and PSA (Photographic Society of America).
There were 4 sections available to enter with 4 submissions allowed in each category. The categories were Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature and Photo Travel. I had entered works into all 4 categories and received a report card stating that 14 of the 16 pictures entered had been accepted to be part of the exhibition, and 4 of the 14 had gone on to win awards.
The awards included A judge medal for Piccadilly Line Passengers, Highly Commended for Ruby Templeton-Stone, Highly Commended for Losing my Religion and a Commended award for Purple Rain.
In international exhibitions its customary to receive many thousands of entries from all around the world, with some running into tens of thousands. So it was with great delight that I received these results.
A few days after I had received my report card advising of the accepted works, I received an email from The Exhibition Chair Jon Baker MFIAP, EFIAP/p advising me that I won a further award of 'Best Author in Exhibition' and had won The FIAP Blue Badge. the Blue Badge is awarded to the photographer that has the highest number of works accepted into the exhibition and are extremely rare.
And just like buses, sometimes Blue Badge Awards come along in pairs, and this Blue Badge award is my second in as many weeks, following on from winning the same award in an international exhibition in Sri Lanka ran by The PSSL.
The Wrekin International Photography Exhibition will open on Saturday 17th of January 2015, at The BelfryTheatre Arts Complex in Telford.