The East Anglian Federation (EAF) of Photographic Societies was founded in 1910 and has thus been in existence for over 100 years. The EAF is a constituent founder Member of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB), which is the parent organisation for camera clubs and photographic societies throughout the UK. Having 128 member clubs and societies with in excess of 4500 individual members, the EAF is now the largest federation in the PAGB covering the area of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and that part of Hertfordshire which lies to the east of the M1 motorway. Following the closure of the Central Federation in 1989 a number of North and East London clubs were welcomed into the East Anglian Federation.


Latest News


The January 2019 EAF Bulletin is now available for download.












Click HERE for your copy


Menus for the EAF Championships

The menus for the EAF Championships are now available on the Downloadable Documents Page. Hot lunches & deserts must be pre-ordered. By 31st January for the PDI Championship & by 22nd February for the Print Championship. See the menus for full details.


Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Awards for Photographic Merit

"Closed" session held in Dumfries in September & The Autumn Adjudication hosted by the Yorkshire Photographic Union.

There have been two recent APM Adjudications,.The first of these was a 'closed' session in Dumfries in September. This was for Credit level only. Of our 5 applicants 4 of them successful and these members can now put CPAGB after their names:


Credit Prints:  Nicholas Alston CPAGB from Benfleet CC.


Credit PDIs:  Dave Balcombe LRPS, CPAGB from Wymondham PS, Tom Plucinski CPAGB from Chelmsford CC and Mark Sims CPAGB, BPE2* from Ware & DPS.


The second Adjudication was the Autumn Adjudication hosted by the Yorkshire Photographic Union in Pontefract. It was a cold weekend but proved to be a well-organised and enjoyable event in a warm venue. We had 13 applicants with 7 being successful. The following can now put the relevant letters after their names:


Credit Prints:  Fiona Adamson LRPS, CPAGB from Potters Bar & DPS, Mary Battye CPAGB and Amitava Roy CPAGB both from Colchester PS & Ernest Eaton LRPS, CPAGB from Wisbech & DCC,


Credit PDIs:  Graham Adamson CPAGB from Potters Bar & DPS


Distinction Prints: Kevin Pigney LRPS, DPAGB from Ely PC.


Distinction PDIs: Alison Jenkins LRPS, DPAGB from Ware & DPS.















             Successful Credit Applicants                                    Successful Distinction Applicants

                           (Images courtesy of Royston Packer DPAGB, AWPF, LSINWP)


Our sincere congratulations go to them all.


The Spring Adjudication is now fully closed. It will take place over the weekend of 27th/28th April at Llandrillo College, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, LL28 4HZ, hosted by the North Wales PA.


It is proposed to hold an Audio Visual APM in May 2019. If anyone is interested, they need to contact me as soon as possible.


The Autumn Adjudication will take place at Watford Grammar School for Boys, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD18 7JF, hosted by the Chilterns Association over the weekend of 23rd/24th November 2019. The Credit level is already half full.


To aid those considering or having already applied for Adjudication, the EAF are holding an APM Workshop on Sunday 1st September 2019 at Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge CB22 6RN. Rod Wheelens and other members of the PAGB APM team will be offering advice.


Vic Hainsworth, ARPS DPAGB.

Federation Awards Secretary.


EAF Exhibition 2019

The Letter giving full information about the 2019 EAF Exhibition, Exhibition Rules, Entry Forms (PDF & Word Format), Entry Fees Form (including space for entrants to sign for GDPR purposes), Collectors List and a Poster are all now available on the Downloadable Documents Page.


Annual Subscriptions 2019

The Letter giving full information about the 2019 Annual Subscriptions, the Annual Subscriptions Form and the Club GDPR Form, which needs to be filled in and submitted along with the Subscription, are all now available on the Downloadable Documents Page.


New Standard Resolution for EAF PDI Competitions

A new Canon WUX500 projector, which can project to a higher resolution, has been purchased. We can therefore adopt the new PAGB standard resolution of 1600px X 1200px for the EAF Championships and the EAF Exhibition. We will continue to accept file sizes of 1400px X 1050px which will project a little smaller on the screen but strongly recommend that smaller file sizes are not used.

More details of the change are available on page 12 of the September 2018 EAF Bulletin (See below.


EAF Data Protection Policy - May 2018

The EAF Data Protection Policy document is now available on the Downloadable Documents page.


EAF Exhibition Portfolio & PAGB Inter-Federation Portfolio

An order form for the purchase of the EAF 2018 Portfolio Disc & an order form for the hire of the PAGB Inter-Federation Portfolio Disc are now available on the Downloadable Documents page.



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