The search to find Britain’s most talented photographers has launched, with the return of the annual Picture Editor’s Guild Awards, which will take place in London on 5th February 2015, at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters London.
Professional and amateur photographers can now submit entries to compete for the most coveted awards in the industry (Eligible photographs taken between: 17th July 2013 and 16th July 2014 – Closing date for entries: 1st November 2014) It also includes the Citizen Photographer category, open to the public and for professionals the chance to become the Nikon Press Photographer of the Year
‘Arts and Crafts for the Guilds awards’
The craft of the photographer has long been a concern for Nikon and we are delighted to announce that they have agreed to become headline sponsors for the The 2014 UK Picture Editor Guild Awards.
The awards now in their fourth year are a showcase for the work produced by the finest press professionals in the land will be rewarded by thousands of pounds in prize money. Chairman of the awards Alan Sparrow said ‘the money is great but we all know its not the money, but the boasting rights for the year ahead that makes winning worthwhile”
Hundreds will compete for the top award which will be the ‘Nikon Press Photographer of the year’ who will be chosen from the entries in the eight categories for press photographers.
The Guild is also delighted to welcome world famous auction house Christies as sponsor of the Christies Art and Entertainment photographer of the year category of the awards. The relationship between Christies and the young masters of photography who regularly attend their world record breaking prices of the old masters for auction has been a bond developed over many years. Cat Manson of Christie said that she has enjoyed working with press photographers over the years and is now delighted that Christies can put something back into the world of press photography
The awards are:
• Nikon Press Photographer of the year
• Nikon Videographer of the year
• BA Photo Essay of the year
• Getty Royal Photographer of the year
• Bloomberg Business photographer of the year
• BT Sport Photographer of the Year
• Genesis regional photographer of the year award
• Fixation young photographer of the year
• Citizen photograph of the year
• News Photographer of the year
Photo archive is proud to be Media Partner for the 2014 Awards
View the our coverage of the 2013 Awards winners