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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 2023-2024 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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Thanks for submitting!

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2023-24 Competitions

'Annual Image Competition  Round 1 - Open Topic' 

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 12th Sept 2023

3rd October 2023 - Judged by Kylie Martin EFIAP BPE2 CPAGB LDPS

'Annual Image Competition Round 2 - Open Topic'

(Printed Images)

Images to be submitted by 10th Oct 2023

31st October 2023 - Judged by David Clark


'Mini Panel'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 24th October 2023

21st November 2023 - Judged by Andy Hayes ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB PPSA


'Annual Image Competition Round 3 - Open Topic'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 14th Nov 2023

5th December 2023 - Judged by Margaret Elliot DPAGB, EFIAP

'Annual Image Competition Round 4 - Open Topic'

(Printed Images)

Images to be submitted by 12th December 2023

12th January 2024 - Judged by Steve Whittaker

'Colour Print of the Year,

Mono Print of the Year, and

Digital Image of the Year'

(Printed and Projected Digital Images)

Images to be submitted by 16th January 2024

6th February 2024 - Judged by Stewart Dodd


'Main Project'

(Projected Digital Images Only)

Images to be submitted by 23rd January 2024

20th February 2024 - Judged by David Watson



Dalhousie Trophy: Main Project: Chamila Brieske

South Esk Trophy: Mini-Panel: Chamila Brieske

David Clark Trophy: Division One: James Anderson

Jim Snedden Shield: Division Two: Steve Tucker

Brechin Arts Festival Trophy: Most Improved: 


B&W Salver: Monochrome Print of the Year: Anne May

Kay's Salver: Colour Print of the Year: 
Anne May

2020 Salver: Digital Image of the Year : Chris Twyman

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