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About BPS

Founded in 1888, BRECHIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY is one of Scotland's oldest amateur photography clubs and meets weekly between September & April and monthly between May & August.  BPS is a local photographic society with an ever-expanding membership, sharing tips & techniques and working together to help each other become better photographers. So bring along your camera, pull up a chair, and explore all things photographic. See our PROGRAMME for in-depth details of where and when we meet. Our site contains galleries of competition entries by our members who use their artistic and technical skills to tackle the challenges of these various photographic subjects. 



The membership fee for is £45 for the 2022-2023 session. If you are interested in joining do message us via this website and we'll send you the details of how to join and once you have joined up we will deliver you a copy of our premium annual magazine also as part of your membership! 

We'd love for you to join us!

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2022-23 Competitions

'Annual Image Competition  Round 1 - Open Topic' 

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 10th Sept 2022

4th October 2022 - Judged by Chris Bell



'Annual Image Competition Round 2 - Open Topic'

(Projected Digital Images)

Images to be submitted by 11th Oct 2022

1st November 2022 - Judged by Ian McCurrah


'Mini Panel'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 1st November 2022

22nd November 2022 - Judged by Steve Whittaker


'Annual Image Competition Round 3 - Open Topic'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 8th Nov 2022

29th November 2022 - Judged by Rikki O’Neil FRPS, MPAGB, FIPF, HonSPF



'Annual Image Competition Round 4 - Open Topic'

(Projected Digital Images)

Images to be submitted by 6th December 2022

10th January 2023 - Judged by David Clark



'Colour Print of the Year,

Mono Print of the Year, and

Digital Image of the Year'

(Print and Projected Digital Images)

Images to be submitted by 17th January 2023

7th February 2023 - Judged by Al Buntin ARPS MPAGB


'Main Project'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

 Images to be submitted by 24th January 2023

21st February 2023 - Judged by Stan Farrow FRPS DPAGB EFIAP 



Dalhousie Trophy: Main Project: Anne May

South Esk Trophy: Mini-Panel: Jennifer Moffat

David Clark Trophy: Division One: James Anderson 

Jim Snedden Shield: Division Two: Tim Caselton and Paul Thomson

Brechin Arts Festival Trophy: Most Improved: Steven Carle


B&W Salver: Monochrome Print of the Year: Ian Bain

Kay's Salver: Colour Print of the Year: 
Jock Elliott

2020 Salver: Digital Image of the Year : Beryl Woodger

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