The UK Picture Editors Guild Awards in association with Shutterstock have been joined by industry giant Fujifilm to recognise young talent in a new award category ‘Student Photographer of the Year’. The challenge set to students is to show – with five images – their understanding of the course they are on.
Chair of the UK Picture Editor Guild, Alan Sparrow told PhotoArchiveNews.com: “It has been an ambition of the Guild for some time to involve and encourage the student photographers in the country and to introduce them to a competition that will sharpen their talents and we believe this challenge does just that”.
Andreas Georghiades, Marketing Manager, Electronic Imaging said “Fujifilm UK are excited to introduce the new student category to the Industries leading press photography awards. We are looking forward to seeing the work the students are capable of producing and feel that the prizes being offered will be encourage submissions and help give the winners the tools they need to progress in education and careers in photography”
View the 2016 award winners and event photos HERE
• The competition is open to students on photographic courses at Universities and Colleges throughout the UK and the competition opens on November 1st 2017 and entries closes on December 8th 2017,a week after the professionals.
• The entries will be judged by a panel of judges, all working picture editors, who will judge the students and the professionals with the same critical eye.
• Entry to the competition for students will be free.
The new category to the awards opens for entry on November 1st HERE and closes on December 8th
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