In early 2017 I decided to look into whether my photography was of sufficient standard to try for an Award for Photographic Merit from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). This is the national organisation that co-ordinates activities for around 1000 photographic clubs in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Following a couple of years of preparation, and narrowing down my selection, I decided I was ready. I couldn't have got to this stage without the help of a mentor so many thanks to Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB APAGB for all his help and advice during this time. There are only two adjudication events a year, which are held in different parts of the country, and the first one in 2019 was in North Wales. I had submitted a portfolio of 10 prints and I made the trip up there for a couple of days in April to see them being assessed. This involved the slightly nerve-racking experience of watching a panel of 6 adjudicators decide whether one's photos are up to the required standard or not. There were around 80 photographers being assessed on the day, 60 of whom were successful. Apparently this was an unusually high pass rate. Thankfully I was one of the successful ones and was awarded a CPAGB (Credit of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain). These are my 10 successful images. Most of them were printed on Permajet Museum 310 textured Fine Art paper so bear in mind that viewing them on a screen will not necessarily give you the full experience.