On 8 October Club Member and Premier Judge Cherry Larcombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE*5 provided an insight into the world of "Distinctions" - awards given by different photographic organisations to individuals who have proved a level of competence and expertise entitling them to use approved designations. The different categories and levels of distinction were described in detail. Cherry also explained the effort involved in achieving her awards with her favourite being that given by the FIAP - Federation Internationale of Artists and Photographers, which operates in 85 different countries and aims to support club photography for all affiliated clubs. Cherry illustrated her talk with some of her winning images and those of other photographers from different countries, with soundtrack to match! A very informative evening for all.