UK Coloured Pencil Society - Membership


The UK Coloured Pencil Society is an open Society – anyone, aged 18 years or over, is welcome to join at any skill level. There is no submission of works to qualify for membership.

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.
  • *Our magazine 'Talking Point' with features about members, tips, techniques, materials and all matter cp plus lots of stunning pictures of cp work. Issued quarterly. Members joining after 1st April 2019 will receive a minimum of 4 printed magazines from join date to 1st April 2020.
  • Access to Members Only section on our website – includes full Talking Point archive, galleries from our exhibitions, membership documentation.
  • Access to our own Groups.io forum, where you can share tips, techniques, etc. with fellow coloured pencil users.
  • Access to our lively Members Only Facebook page.
  • Your own free webpage in our Members' Galleries, to show your work and link to your website / Facebook page.
  • Reduced cost of admission to our annual open exhibition.
  • Admission to our Members Only exhibitions

*If you have digital membership these items will be available at the members section in pdf format.

Signature Status

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

3 times entitles members to use the initials "UKCPS" after their name.

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

The UKCPS Membership year commences 1st April of each year. Full payment is due no matter when you join, fees are not pro-rated.

If you join between 1st November and 31st March your membership will be extended to the following membership year. Eg: Joining date 4th December 2019 – expiration date 31st March 2021.

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 available as pdf at the members section of our website - £26

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

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