Membership - How to Join

Everyone is welcome to join the UK Coloured Pencil Society, we are an open society and no works need to be submitted before joining.

Become a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and you receive the following benefits.

  • A joining pack including coloured pencil information sheets and guides.
  • Access to our own forum, where you can share tips, techniques, etc. with fellow coloured pencil users.
  • Access to our Members Only Facebook page.
  • Our magazine 'Talking Point' with features about members, tips, techniques, materials and all matter cp plus lots of stunning pictures of cp work.
  • Online access to Talking Point archive in member's area on this website
  • Updates on UKCPS News from our own Blog
  • Your own free webpage in our Members' Galleries, to show your work, advertise yourself, your work, shops, cards, etc.
  • Reduced cost of admission to our annual open exhibition.

Signature Status

Signature status may be awarded to Members accepted and exhibited into the Open International Exhibition as follows:

  1. 3 times entitles members to use the initials "UKCPS" after their name.
  2. Pictures accepted into the Open International Exhibition on 5 different occasions: silver signature status. On 10 different occasions: gold signature status. On 15 different occasions: diamond signature status. On 20 different occasions: platinum signature status.

If a signature status member of any level does not have continuous full membership of the society the award will be forfeited. There is no time limit on which the different levels must be obtained.

Fees and How to Join / Renew

All fees are for 1 year's membership. Members must be over 18 years of age.

UK Membership (to all addresses with UK postcode) - £36

Overseas Members - Members outside the UK are welcome but please note the fees are higher due to postage costs for the joining pack and Talking Point. A digital option is available to save on these costs.

UKCPS Membership with printed joining pack and 4 copies of Talking Point - Europe - £50

UKCPS Membership with printed joining pack and 4 copies of Talking Point - outside Europe - £56

UKCPS Digital Membership - all benefits of membership as listed above. Joining pack and Talking Point will be supplied via links to pdfs which can be downloaded to your device - £26

UK Student Membership - Student members receive joining pack and 4 copies of Talking Point. Access to Members Only Facebook page, forum and members section at the website. Available for UK residents in full time eductation only (proof will be required) - £18


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