I started entering BPE exhibitions (British Photographic Exhibitions) in February 2012, and gained my first BPE Crown Award for 25 acceptances in Member Exhibitions in June 2012. In November of the same year I had gained the second crown award for 50 acceptances into Member Exhibitions.
The third Crown Award required 100 acceptances into Member Exhibitions and was achieved 4 months later in March 2013. To achieve the fourth Crown Award required a further 100 acceptances in Member Exhibitions and that was achieved 7 months later in October 2013.
The fifth Crown Award required a total of 300 acceptances in Member Exhibitions, and was awarded in March 2014. To reach the fifth Crown Award has taken just over 2 years.
The fifth Crown Award is the top level crown award achievable, with the only further awards available beyond the five Crow Award being Associate and Fellowship of British Photographic Exhibitions which require further awards and acceptances.
There were a total of 78 pieces of work used, receiving 90 awards, across 40 exhibitions to achieve the five Crown Award. (BPE5*).
From Feb 1994 Up to August 2013 there have only been 81 BPE5* awards made.
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