Ten Awards at Great Barr Panel National Photography Exhibition 2015

Great Barr Photographic Society run an annual national panel photography exhibition under The BPE (British Photographic Exhibitions) member exhibition conditions.

So whats a panel? Well a panel in relation to this exhibition is a series of three photographs that when displayed together form a cohesive and balanced group of images that work singularly and as a whole.

The exhibition is split into a digital exhibition, and a print exhibition entry.  
Last year in 2014 I won a Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals, a Judges award and a commendation. I also won the Best Panel in Exhibition Award, and was the first person to ever achieve this with a print entry.

 2014 Best in Exhibition

2014 Best in Exhibition


So on to 2015, and as ever I always try to support exhibitions that have a print section, because I am a firm believer that photographs should be printed, and any organisation that encourages or facilitates prints has my full backing.

My selection for the exhibition entry, not only needed to have exhibition quality pictures in their own right, but they also had to stand together well as a set of three. When working on a panel, the content, context, colour balance, exposure and print all has to be of a standard and type that works as a set. Some people would say that a panel of three images is three times the work of producing a single image, I believe its much more than three times the work with the considerations mentioned above.


I had 16 panels accepted into the Great Barr Panels National Exhibition 2015. Ten of the accepted panels winning awards.

In the Monochrome Print Section, I won the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for the best, second and third best panels, and also a judges award. 

 Sarah - Gold Medal Award Winner - Monochrome Print.

Sarah - Gold Medal Award Winner - Monochrome Print.

 Polo - Silver Medal Award Winner - Monochrome Print

Polo - Silver Medal Award Winner - Monochrome Print

  Rugby - Bronze Medal Award Winner - Monochrome Print

Rugby - Bronze Medal Award Winner - Monochrome Print

  Tube Travellers - Judges Award - Monochrome Print

Tube Travellers - Judges Award - Monochrome Print


In the Colour Print Section, I had three awards, Bronze Medal Award, Judges Award and a Commendation.

  The Sport of Kings - Bronze Medal Award Winner - Colour Print

The Sport of Kings - Bronze Medal Award Winner - Colour Print

  Rabbit and his Alter Ego - Judges Award - Colour Print

Rabbit and his Alter Ego - Judges Award - Colour Print

  Ladies of Steampunk - Commended - Colour Print

Ladies of Steampunk - Commended - Colour Print

Two awards were received in the Colour Digital Section, a Judges Award and a Commendation.

  Two to One - Judges Award - Colour Digital

Two to One - Judges Award - Colour Digital

  Angel - Commended - Colour Digital

Angel - Commended - Colour Digital

The tenth award was in the Creative Section, and Paranoia was Commended.

  Paranoia - Commended - Creative Digital

Paranoia - Commended - Creative Digital

 BPE Award Medals

BPE Award Medals