2013 UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards open for entries
The 2013 UK Picture Editors Guild Awards are now open for entries. Amateur photographers can show off their skills by entering the 'BT Citizen Photographer of the Year' category; images must have been taken between July 17th, 2012 and July 16, 2013, and the final date for submission of entries is September 1, 2013. Meanwhile professionals can enter images into a range of categories, for a £20 fee. See below for full details and entry links.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, AWARDS
|Dr Kannan Arthreya BT Citizens Award 2012|
Launch of the 2013 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards
The search to find Britain’s most talented photographers has today (July 17) launched, with the return of the annual UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards, which will take place in London on November 4, 2013.
Professional and amateur photographers can now submit entries to compete for the most coveted awards in the industry at www.pictureeditorsguildawards.co.uk. The awards include the BT Citizen Photographer category, open to the public, and for professionals the chance to become the SABMiller Photographer of the Year.
Hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Kate Silverton, the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards recognise outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment. Winners will have their work displayed at the Museum of London, as well as receive prizes from headline sponsor SABMiller, and award sponsors: Bloomberg, BT, British Airways, Genesis, Getty Images, Nikon and OpenText.
UK Picture Editors’ Guild Chairman, Alan Sparrow, said: “The past year has produced a wealth of stories at home and abroad - from sporting feats at Wimbledon, to legendary performances at Glastonbury. We’ve witnessed uprisings in Egypt, a new Pope in Rome and there’s a Royal baby on the way too. With such rich content to capture, we anticipate another highly competitive year.
“The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards are the only of their kind to recognise and honour the talented professionals behind the lens, operating in the most dynamic and competitive media in the world.”
The 2013 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Award categories are
- Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year
- British Airways Fashion and Entertainment Photographer of the Year
- Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year
- Getty Royal Photographer of the Year
- Nikon Sports Photographer of the Year
- Nikon Videographer of the Year
- OpenText News Photographer of the Year
- UK Picture Editors’ Guild Photo Essay of the Year
- UK Picture Editors’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award
- Young Photographer Bursary
And from these categories we find the
- SABMiller Photographer of the Year
We also have the
- BT Citizen Photographer of the Year, for members of the public to show off their photography skills.
|Dan Kitwood Getty Images OpenText News Photographer of the Year 2012|
All entries are judged by working picture editors from national, regional and international publications, as well as photography agencies, who view tens of thousands of photos every day.
Presenter Kate Silverton, said: “I’ve been involved in the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards since they started, and I’m delighted to be on the judging panel this year of the new video category.
“As a journalist I know how important visuals are to bring a story to life. We’ll be looking for images that tell a story or capture a moment in time, in a way words sometimes cannot.”
For those unable to attend the awards, there’s an opportunity to view the winning entries for free at the Museum of London from November 6, 2013 until March 2014. A dedicated exhibition will display the prize-winning images mounted on the museum’s iconic rotunda space.
Last year’s awards, hosted by Kate Silverton and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, saw freelance photographer Jason Howe scoop the Photo Essay Award and the highly coveted SABMiller Photographer of the Year Award, for his gritty and detailed images of war in Afghanistan. A full list of last year’s winners can be viewed at www.pictureeditorsguildawards.co.uk/2012-winners.html.
|Jason Howe SABMiller Photographer of Year 2012 and Essay winner|
Entry to submit photos to the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards has a £20 charge but is free for the BT Citizen Photographer of the Year category*. Images must have been taken between July 17, 2012 and July 16, 2013**. Final submission for entries is September 1, 2013.
For further information, including terms and conditions, please visit:
* Entries exclude images from the London 2012 Games, which were recognised in a dedicated section at the previous 2012 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.
** Consideration will be given to accommodate the Duchess of Cambridge and Mother Nature.
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