South West

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The South West Region of the British Institute of Professional Photography is made up of members in Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset.


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BIPP South West Regional Awards 2018 - NOW OPEN!

How to Enter:

  • Submit prints sized to 10 inches on the longest side along with digital files. Digital files may be sent via Dropbox or WeTransfer to 
  • The file name for each image should be the image title plus your membership number (e.g., Sunrise over Desert/5004). 
  • An Entry Form is needed for each image and MUST be attached to the back of the image. 
  • All forms must include the title of the image, the category and your name. 
  • Provisional, Student Members & Friends can only submit in their one relevant category. 
  • Payment for entries – £5 inc VAT per image – please call Head Office on 01296 642020 to pay for your entries once you submit them. 
  • Send your entries to “BIPP SOUTH WEST AWARDS” at The BIPP, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8HT to arrive no later than 5pm Friday 2nd November 2018. 


  • Advertising (including product & commercial)  
  • Architecture 
  • Fashion 
  • Fine Art 
  • Forensic 
  • Friends  
  • Industrial 
  • Landscape 
  • Non-commissioned 
  • Open (non BIPP Members only)  
  • Portrait 
  • Photojournalism (including press & PR, editorial, sport, all other relevant events, HM Forces) 
  • Provisional 
  • Science & Nature (including wildlife, macro, medical, scientific) 
  • Student 
  • Wedding 


  • 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. 
  • Judging: The judging panel will view the images and any shortlisted entrants will be notified.  Details of the awards presentation will be announced after judging. 


  • 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. 
  • Don’t forget to call the office on 01296 642020 to pay the fee of - £5 inc. VAT per image! 

Best of luck to all who enter!