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The Cotswold Region of the British Institute of Professional Photography is made up of members in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bristol and its surrounding unitary authorities.


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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Cotswold Regional Awards Presentation, Demo & Talk

SCG Photography Studio, No.15 Lower Ground Floor, Regent Street, Cheltenham

A unique, limited place opportunity to hear from Michael Wharley FBIPP AOP about his experiences working in the industry with a closer look at some of his award winning work and a live interactive demonstration featuring the latest Hassleblad kit. 

We will also be announcing the Regional Awards in a presentation at the end of the event.

The location is SCG Photography Boutique Studio in the heart of Cheltenham on Regent Street - Lower Ground Floor at No.15.

Timings are as follows:

  • 4.30pm: 45 min talk from our speaker (Michael Wharley FBIPP AOP) 
  • 5.15pm: 15 min break
  • 5.30pm: theatrical portrait demo shoot
  • 6.30pm: BIPP Regional Awards Presentation
  • 7.30pm: finish


Cotswold Regional Awards 2018 

DEADLINE - Friday 28th September 2018

How to Enter:

  • Submit digital files on a CD or memory stick, or dropbox 
  • Provisional, Student Members & Friends can only submit in their one relevant category.
  • The file name for each image should be the image title plus your name and membership number.
  • An Entry Form is needed for each image.  All forms must include the title of the image, the category and your name.
  • Please call the office on 01296 642020 to pay for your entries - £6 per image (inc VAT).  
  • If sending by post - send your entries to “BIPP COTSWOLDS AWARDS” at BIPP, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8HT.  Entries are to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday 28th September 2018.
  • Please note – those who are shortlisted will be asked to provide a print at a later date.


  • Abstract/Illustrative
  • Advertising (including product & commercial)
  • Architecture
  • Fashion, Hair & Beauty
  • Fine Art
  • Forensic
  • Friends
  • Industrial
  • Landscape
  • Non-commissioned
  • Provisional
  • Students
  • Science & Nature
  • Wedding
  • Open (for non BIPP members)
  • People & Portraiture (including pets, babies, children, relevant events – e.g. corporate hospitality, balls etc)
  • Photojournalism (including press & pr, editorial, sport, all other relevant events, HM Forces)


  • It is the photographer’s responsibility to ensure all appropriate criteria are met.
  • BIPP reserves the right to disqualify any image that fails to meet the criteria or, in its opinion, may breach or contravene legal guidelines on public decency or may otherwise bring the photographer or the BIPP into disrepute.  Any costs incurred by the BIPP in such a situation will be reimbursed by the photographer.
  • An image cannot be entered into more than one category.  If you’re unsure about categories, contact BIPP Head Office for advice.
  • All images must have been taken by the BIPP member named and they must be in current membership throughout the competition, judging and presentation.
  • All entries must have been taken within the last two years and be commissioned work.
  • Images that have already been entered into another BIPP competition cannot be submitted.
  • Images submitted in any wedding categories must have been taken at an actual wedding and not staged or recreated after the event.  The entrant must have been the official photographer or assistant at the wedding.
  • Images produced on workshops/training courses (as a delegate) cannot be submitted. 
  • By entering the Awards, you acknowledge that permission has been obtained for that image to be published and exhibited by the BIPP and any necessary copyright or release has been obtained.
  • BIPP reserves the right to use any image submitted for publicity or exhibition purposes.
  • Information correct at time of publication – the BIPP reserves the right to change any of the above without prior notice.
  • Your images will not be returned.
  • BIPP will take all reasonable care in handling entries, but can accept no responsibility for loss or damage, however caused.
  • The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Judges are not allowed to enter the Awards.


  • Check that you’ve completed an Entry Form for each image and that it includes the title of your image, your name and membership number.
  • Check the image hasn’t already been entered into another competition.
  • Check you have full permission to use the image and have obtained all necessary releases.
  • Check that you have enclosed the correct fee - £6 (inc VAT) per image with your digital files.

Good Luck to all who enter!