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New: Best Olympic Picture category – UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards



Clarification for Olympic entries

Closing date for still photographic and video entries: midnight Sunday November 27th 2016

Hundreds of photographers have now entered the UK Picture Editors Guild awards in Association with Shutterstock ensuring a challenge for the judges who will begin their task next week.
Just to clarify for photographers who attended the Olympics in Brazil. Pictures from the Olympics can be entered into any category, news or essay for instance but NOT Sport.
The Olympic category is for a one off entry of your best Olympic photograph. We appreciate this is challenging to choose the one image that defines the Olympics but we hope that you enjoy the challenge
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alan Sparrow at 01268560387 or email at [email protected].

The challenge is on to find the best picture from this year’s Olympics in Rio. The UK Picture Editors Guild committee has decided to add an extra category to their 2016 awards – The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.

The category ‘Best Olympic Picture’ is challenging for photographers because it is for one picture only. Only one picture can be submitted the entry will not allow for multiple choices. The committee also stressed that pictures from the Olympics in Rio are not valid in the Getty Sports Photographer of the Year Category.
There is a £500 prize for Olympic Photographer of the Year category and the winner of this category will go forward as in other categories to be considered for the Shutterstock Press Photographer of the Year title.

Dates & Details:
• Pictures eligible for entry must have been taken
• After Midnight July 16th 2015 to midnight October 31st 2016
• The competition opens for entries Nov 2nd
• The competition closed for entries at midnight on November 27th
• The judging process will begin on December 2nd and finish Dec 18th
• The awards event will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in City Road, London on the evening of March 27th
Book your image into the awards here

CAMERA, LIGHTS, AWARDS – 2016 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards
The 2016 search to find Britain’s most talented photographers and videojournalists has begun with the return of the annual UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.

The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards recognise outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment. Winners will receive prizes from sponsors such as Bloomberg, British Airways, Fixation and Qatar Airways at the annual Awards event, which will take place in London at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters, 27 March 2017.

“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.” is Official Media Partner to the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards – View our coverage

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