I've been a member of Preston Photographic Society for a few years now and part of being a member, along with a majority of photography clubs and societies, is the regular competitions. These competitions are there to help members get a feel for how their photography is improving in relation to the wider membership of that club and to gain feedback from an impartial voice.
However, there are larger communities to trans and different awards to be sought. I learnt that the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) provides a mentoring system for members who are going for one of the awards run by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). So this, along with a little encouragement from Terry, helped me make a decision to give it a try. The following takes you through my process of achieving a Credit Award of Photographic Merit with the PAGB or CPAGB for short -