Yes, PAGB stands for Photographic Alliance of Great Britain……Anything else?
Yes, all the camera clubs that belong to the WPF (that’s us!) are affiliated to the PAGB via the WPF. In fact, the WPF is one of 15 federations affiliated to the PAGB from all over the UK.
Every federation has a representative on the PAGB Committee and up to 4 other delegates from each federation may attend the PAGB AGM. David Paskin is the WPF’s representative and we are also lucky enough to have the PAGB President (Roy Thomas) and the PAGB Treasurer (Peter Young) batting for us!
What does it do & What’s in it for us?
Very briefly, these are some of the PAGB’s activities:
Representation – The PAGB represents our interests in various forums, e.g. FIAP, RPS, etc., not forgetting its presence at the Photography Show.
Insurance – The PAGB arranges excellent insurance cover for clubs, including Public Liability Insurance, All Risks Insurance and Trustee Liability Insurance.
Patronage – The PAGB grants patronage to various salons organised around the UK.
Awards – Adjudication for Awards for Photographic Merit – CPAGB, DPAGB and MPAGB – are held around the UK, at least 3 times a year, often more.
Workshops & Training – The PAGB holds various training sessions for awards, federation officers, etc
Competitions – The PAGB runs the Inter-federation Print & PDI Competition, the Inter-club PDI Championship, the Inter-club Print Championship and the GB Cup.
The PAGB produces an Annual Review each year for the AGM delegates. Given the concerns expressed at various times about the lack of knowledge about the PAGB among ordinary club members, here is the Review for you to read for yourself. It is straightforward and easy to read; it gives a good overview of the work involved and carried out on your behalf, and the similar workload at federation level. Please read it and remember – these people are ordinary camera club members like you and me, who give freely of their time and energy to keep the organisations running and to promote the love of photography. You can read the 2014 PAGB Review here.
Jan Williams (WPF Gen Sec)