Competitions and Awards

I enter many national (BPE) and International (FIAP) salon exhibitions/competitions. Here are some of the recent International acceptances and award successes:-

Nov 2014 Group photo of successful recipients of the award of PAGB merit at kegworth 2014

Nov 2014  I am very, very pleased to pass my DPAGB, with a comfortable 334 marks (pass mark is 300) I have posted my 15 Print images with marks out of 30 in brackets.


Nov 2014 I’m really pleased with 7 acceptances at Frome Salon and chuffed at 2 selectors awards from Dave Butler and Glyn Edmunds.

Phil Portus Frome Salon National Open Photography Exhibition  Accpts 2014-RESULTS

Nov 2014 Really pleased with 5/8 acceptances at Smethwick International Salon, including a PSA Ribbon award for “With More Feeling” which scored 15/15

Phil Portus Smethwick International Accpts 2014-RESULTS

Nov 2014 I’m really pleased I managed to get one image, The Three Graces, in the Royal Photographic Society Biennial Competition. 100 images were selected from the 3284 entries submitted to become part of the 2015 UK touring exhibition.
RPS Biennial- 2015

Nov 2014 I’m pleased with 4 acceptances in the people section at Swansea International 2014, including one brand new image, The Photographer

Phil Portus Swansea International Accpts 2014-FLAT

Sept 2014 - Really pleased with 9/12 acceptances including 2 commendations at the Great Barr Open. BPE Salon.
Great Barr Open 2014 Accepts

Sept 2014 -   I’m really pleased with 7 acceptances out of 12 at the 35th Northern Counties International Salon of Photography

NC-Accpts 2014

July 2014 Really pleased with 4 acceptances at the Hoylake International Salon, “The Blacksmith”, “Coal Miner Remembers”, “The Three Graces” (awarded an Honourable Mention) and a new composite image “Time And Place”
Time And Place

 Sept 2014  GDPU Digital Exhibition 2014
The postwomen has just delivered my Gold Selectors medal for Coalminer Remembers and a commendation for The Blacksmith at the GDPU Digital Exhibition 2014. I was really pleased having had 7 images accepted into the Exhibition out of the 12 entered, including 2 these awards.

Coal Miner Remembers-GDPU-Gold

August 2014  Delighted with 3 acceptances at the SRGB Photo Group Including a Selectors Ribbon from Margaret Salisbury

SRGB Salon 2014

June 2014 Really pleased with what my post women brought today ….. my FIRST Gold medal ever, from Neath & District Salon Exhibition


May 2014 7 out of 12 acceptances at the BPE, Glasgow & District Photographic Union, including a commendation for my newish image “The Blacksmith” and a selectors award (‘SEL1’ – Award chosen by Keith D Long ARPS PSA3*) for my “Coal Miner Remembers”. I’m pleased my “Sptfire Girl” has finally been accepted at a BPE salon…this time without a plane in the sky.

Coal Miner Remembers

Phil Portus 2014-

One PAGB certificated acceptance at the 67th Southport National Open Exhibition February 2014

10,000 Volt Shock Treatment

                                                                                        Contestants in the Tough Mudder event in October 2013 at the Cholmondeley Estate

With Feeling
International salon acceptances including a honorary mention in Toronto
5 British salon acceptances including a highly commended award at Havant
Awarded a ribbon at the 2011 PAGB national competition

Sheltered Shadows

7 International salon acceptances including a silver medal in Hungary
British salon acceptances

Hoar Frost on Rannoch
International salon acceptances including a ribbon in Swansea
3 British salon acceptances

International acceptances
5 British acceptances including a merit at Guernsey


Mind the Gap  at the Guardian Offices, London, December 2011 with Helen (the women in the yellow dress)