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Updated: The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2012 – Extended Deadline

Updated: deadline date EXTENDED to midnight Sunday 29th July

Updated 19 July: UK Picture Editors’ Guild Olympic Awards – Extra Competition
‘In addition this year there will be the chance to shine in the Picture Editors’ Guild Olympic Photography Awards to run as a one-off addition to our celebrated Annual Awards. The extra competition has been made possible partly thanks to our long-term association with BTand BA, sponsors of the 2012 games, and also through the pages of Amateur Photographer magazine who are running a feeder competition for the Guilds awards. Talented amateurs can win tickets to the Olympics by entering the Amateur Photographer competition the winners of which are automatically entered in to the Guilds awards’. Details here

June article


A new Olympic challenge to the country’s photographers offers a prize contest to produce the best images of the London 2012 Games.
Backed by BT and British Airways, the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Olympic Awards, will be a dedicated competition to find gold-winning pictures and create a lasting visual legacy of the Games.
Split between a series of categories for professional photographers sponsored by British Airways and the BT Spirit of the Olympics amateurs-only section, the Awards will be run by the Guild as a one-off addition to its own established annual Press contest.
The Guild will use the same unique judging system – panels of national media picture editors – to select the top entrants to join a presentation ceremony later this year. Press photographers will be battling for five British Airways titles: Olympics Sports Photographer, Olympics News Photographer, Olympics Essay Photographer, Paralympic Photo Essay, and Paralympic Sports Photo of the Games. For the nation’s amateur camera enthusiasts, the BT Spirit of the Olympics section invites entries of between one and six images with an Olympic theme taken anywhere the Games are being celebrated.
Closing date follows the last day of the Paralympics in September.
The Guild’s own web site contains fuller details at and is also the portal for submitting entries subject to a small administration fee. The Press categories are only open to professional photographers but not just those accredited to the Games – the most gripping pictures may well be taken far from the Olympic Park.
Prizes will match those of the annual Guild Awards which have an earlier deadline of July 31st. Winners of both competitions will be revealed at the gala evening held in the City of London on 8th November. Competition to be the winner of BT Spirit of the Olympics is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Along with the title, BT are offering a year’s free broadband, camera equipment worth £500 and a year’s subscription to the leading magazine Amateur Photographer. is Media Partner to the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2012