** 2 Images placed 'First' in a National Exhibition **

23rd February 2015
The Southport National Exhibition was the first British Photographic Exhibition I entered, back in January 2012. In the 3 years since 2012, I have managed to achieve BPE5* - 300 acceptances into BPE Exhibitions, so although I didn't realise it at the time, it was to be the start of something special for me. My results in the BPE Exhibitions have certainly played a major part in the invitations I have received to visit Camera Clubs throughout the UK and Ireland in the last couple of years. I have also thoroughly enjoyed 'spreading the word' about the BPE Exhibitions to other camera club members in Northern Ireland.

So it was a special thrill to receive the news that I have won the Southport Trophy 2015 with the PDI entitled "Holly Body Sock" and also won the Top Mono Print Award and Marshall Shield 2015 with "Chainmail Profile."

The quest now is to achieve ABPE during 2015 (400 acceptances and 20 awards since BPE5*) and thereafter the Fellowship of the BPE - by no means a formality, and something that only 18 photographers have achieved to date!

Hollie Body Sock - Top PDI and Southport Trophy 2015

Chainmail Profile- Top Mono Print and Marshall Shield 2015

"A Fine Pear" also received a Certificate in Mono Prints - its 4th award in 4 National/International Exhibitions in 2015!