International Exhibitions

After attaining the EFIAP criteria for awards, the next step is to go for the EFIAP Bronze award. The acceptances for this have to be images not used in the submission for EFIAP. There is no stipulation as regards minimum number of prints, countries, or salons, but no results would count towards EFIAP/b until June 2018.
At the rate I take photographs, and the rate I acheived awards on my way to EFIAP, the journey to EFAP/b is likely to take at least 4 years. Given that I will be 70 in 2019, there is no guarantee that this page will ever end with that award. I know many photographers who have all but given up photography due to ill health in the last few years including one exactly one year younger than myself.

My first results therefore were from the Pacific-Atlantic Circuit. The Atlantic Institute of Photography acepted "The Chessplayer", "Luna-Louise", "Natural or artificial", and "Modesty". Singapore and Greece salons both rejected all my pictures.
natural or artificial
the chessplayer

The Two Country Circuit of Serbia and Montenegro results arived and the results were a dissapointment. Novi Sad only accepted "Nude with Candles", as did Kula. Podgorica accepted "Luna-Louise", and Aleksinac accepted "The Chessplayer". Many of the others were close to the acceptance values.
Nude with Candles

The Balearic Circuit results were not encouaging. Mallorca accepted only "Peter" and "Luna-Louise" and the other two salons in the circuit rejected everything.

The MSM circuit (Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro) had only three acceptances. Cacak (Serbia) accepted "Just Droping in" and "Nude with Candles" and Perasto (Montenegro) accepted "Protection".
just droping in

South Devon accepted "Protection".
The DPW Summer Circuit results came in and all 4 salons accepted "Just Droping in". Novi Sad, Podgorica,and Kotor accepted "Hanging Around". Novi Sad accepted "Peter", Podgorica accepted "Nude with Candles", and Kotor accepted "Roped in".
Hanging around
roped in

The Welsh International accepted "Roped in"

Results came from the Vojvodina Circuit.
"Bathing au Naturel" was accepted in Kolasin and Kula.
"Chain Hood" was accepted in Kolasin, Kotor and Podgorica.
"Draped Nude" was accepted in Kotor.
"Protection" was accepted in Kolasin, Kotor, and Novi Sad.
"Ropework" was accepted in Kotor, Kula, and Podgorica.
"sitting on a rocky shore" was accepted in Kula and Podgorica.
Bathing au Naturel
Chain Hood
Draped Nude
sitting on a rocky shore

Results from ISO 2018 arrived on 10th October. "Reclining Nude", "Ropework", and "Nude descending Staircase" were accepted. "Nude descending staircase" was unused since ir was taken in 2011.
Reclining Nude
Nude descending Staircase

Lisboa 2018 was judged a week before ISO 2018 but arrived after on 14th October. Titles accepted were :- "Hanging around", "Nude with Candles", "roped in", "Red and Gold", "The chessplayer", "Just Droping in", "Protection", and "Ropework".
Red and gold

The Olympic Circuit results arrived on 20th October and once again all my colour images were rejected. "Stand where you are" was accepted by the Apollo Salon, "Sitting on a Rocky shore " was acceped by The Zeus, Aphrodite and Apollo salons, and "Chain hood" was acepted by the Zeus Salon.
Stand where you are

The French Digital Tour results arrved on their web site on 4th December and I had only 2 acceptances. Bagnols sur Cze accepted "Protection" and Saint Aignan de Cramesnil accepted "The Chessplayer".

The results for exhibition "Canvas" in Montenegro came at the end of December and I had only one acceptance - "Hands and hair".
hands and hair

The NBPC (North Bengal Photo Club) salon accepted "Ropework" in their salon. A couple of other images missed by a point.

The Greek Circuit results arrived on 20th February. "Hands and Hair" was accepted at Crete and Mykonos, "In Flight" was accepted at Rhodes and Mykonos. "The Lost Chord" was accepted at Mykonos and "Protection" was accepted at Mykonos. "The lost chord" was taken on a second hand Olympus - which was as cheap a second hand camera including lens as I could find which would shoot RAW - just to show that you don't need an expensive camera to take a shot good enough to be accepted into an international exhibition.
In Flight
The Lost Chord

Portrait 2019 was another poor result with acceptances for "just droping in" from Zajecar, "Hands and Hair" from Vienna and Vidin and "Ropework" from Haifa.

Southampton International accepted "In Flight".

Boka Bay circuit results were very disappointing. I had entered many new images, and a couple of the images which has done reasonably in recent salo9ns. None of the established images was accepted and only Perasto accepted any of my images. They accepted "Sweet Dreams" and "Daydreaming".
Sweet Dreams

"Moments" in Albania accepted "In flight".

The Scottish Salon accepted "In flight".

The Varna photo Salon accepted "In flight".

Results from the Jadran Circuit came on 20th May. All 5 salons accepted "Reclining together". Kotor also accepted "Suplicant", Budva accepted "Nude Self Portrait painter", Podgorica accepted "In Flight". amd Nilsic accepted "Flame in the dark".
Flame in the Dark
reclining together
nude self portrait painter

Results from the Salon Daguerre in Paris were disapointing considering that I had taken some pictures specifically for a theme they had (see nude self portrait above). However, they accepted "The passageway", which I had included to make up the numbers. It had been sitting unused on my hard drive since 2016.
the passageway

After a year since gaining the award of EFIAP, it is time to assess how I have done in my quest to go further.
Number of countries - easily surpassed.
Number of images - a little over half way. Reasonable given my previous record and on track for my goal of EFIAP/b in 2021 or 2022. However, three of my images are from past seasons, unused at the time of creation.
Number of acceptances - just about on track for getting the target of 200 in time for the end of 2020 - allowing application for EFIAP/b to be awarded in 2021.
Number of awards - here I am failing badly. At this rate I could be waiting forever.

On 5th June I had results from the Double half salon in India. "leap of Joy", "In flight", "Nudes Self Portrait painter" and "Reclining together" were all accepted.
Leap of joy

On 11th june I had results from Bardaf in Slovenia. "Just droping in" and "reclining together" were accepted.

On 10th July I checked the Jewels cuircuit. I had acceptances for "In Flight" from the diamond, ruby and Emerald salons, for "reclining together" from Diamond, Ruby and Saphire salons, and for "Nude Self Portrait painter" from the Saphire salon.

On 21st July (the date of judging no less!) I had results from the Midland Salon. "Flame in the dark" and "Reclining together" were accepted.

On August 12th (day after judging) I had word from "Sunflower 2019" in Czech republic had accepted "reclining together".

On August 14th The resilts were posted for "Beauty 2019". "Reclining together scored 20/20 and was accepted (no award despite the score).

On 17th Sepetember Canytellis in Turkey accepted "In flight","Reclining Together","Supplication","Just Droping in ", and Leap of Joy".

On 19th September The Pacific-Atlantic cirsuit put it's results on the web and Greece accepted "Reclining Together" and "Supplication". USA accepted "Flame in the dark", "Reclining Together","Supplication", and "Protection". Singapore rejected everything.
Criteria needed for EFIAP/b
Criterion quantity to date criteria met date acheived
Number of countries 5 19 100% 3/08/2018
Number of photographs 50 31 62%
Number of awards from different salons in different countries 4 0 0%
Number of acceptances to international exhibitions 200 113 56%