For the past 2 years or so I have been working towards going 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. 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, 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.