FIAP Blue Badge Award
I have not been entering photographic salons since earlier in the year, so it was a really lovely surprise to find out that I have been awarded the FIAP Blue Badge Award for the ‘Best Author in Exhibition’ at the Wrekin Salon* in my return to UK Internationals. The award is made to the photographer who has the highest number of works accepted into the exhibition…but not necessarily an author who has won top awards for individual pictures. To be awarded the badge, I had 13 images accepted from 16 entered, three of which won awards (two FIAP ribbons and one Highly Commended award). I will post the awarded images below, followed by a collage of the remaining 10 accepted images.
*The Wrekin Salon is conducted under the approved rules of FIAP, Photographic Society of America, Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and United Photographers International.
FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique’ or English: The International Federation of Photographic Art), is an international organisation of national associations of photography of over 85 countries, comprising nearly one million individual photographers. Within the country members of FIAP, competitive photographic exhibitions are run under FIAP patronage, with panels of judges selecting a proportion of the work, those selected images forming the Exhibition. Entries are open to photographers from all over the world, amateur or professional. The Blue Badge is awarded to the entrant with the highest number of accepted images.
The awarded images
“Rise of the Dark Angel” was Highly Commended in Open Colour
“Harrison Stickle” was awarded a FIAP Ribbon in the Travel Section
“Jane” was awarded a FIAP Ribbon in the Monochrome Section
…and below is a collage of the remaining 10 acceptances: