Photo agency Shutterstock have confirmed their commitment to the UK editorial photo arena with the confirmation that they are headline sponsor for the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards, Britain’s most prestigious awards for photography.
The Guild say: “UK Picture Editors Guild Awards goes from strength to strength as it is joined by two high profile sponsors. Shutterstock and Qatar Airlines. Global technology company Shutterstock has become the headline sponsor for the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards, Britain’s most prestigious awards for photography.
The company, founded in 2003 by Jon Oringer offers media companies and advertisers images and videos that capture the world around us, including a live feed of tightly edited celebrity, entertainment, sports, and news images and videos, along with access to a multi-decade archive of iconic images.
In 2015, Shutterstock expanded its portfolio to include Rex Features, and signed a multi-year alliance with Penske Media Corporation which includes leveraging PMC’s insider-access to document exclusive entertainment and fashion industry events.”
“The awards would not be viable without the support of sponsors and I think that everybody in our industry should be grateful to the generosity of our new sponsors and the ongoing support of our established friends” -Alan Sparrow
Alan Sparrow-Chairman of the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards (above at the 2013 Awards) told PhotoArchiveNews.com this morning: “The UK Picture Editors Guild Awards continue to go from strength to strength. I am delighted by this partnership and I hope that Shutterstock finds their relationship with the Guild to be rewarding and satisfying’’. The awards are to be known as: “UK Picture Editors Guild Awards in association with Shutterstock” The Guild is also joined by Qatar Airways as sponsor for the new category for photographers working for the national daily and Sunday newspapers (including the Evening Standard)
The award is to be known as the ‘’Qatar Airways Newspaper Photographer of the Year’’ Chairman of the awards Alan Sparrow said “We are flattered by this interest and support from such a significant sponsor and are looking forward to a close friendship with Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines and operates one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.”
• This year’s awards are to be held at the Headquarters of the Honourable Artillery Company in City Road London on Thursday February 25th 2016 and will be supported by UK Picture Editors Guild sponsors Bloomberg, British Airways, BT, Christie’s, Fixation, Genesis Imaging and Getty Images with Media Partner PhotoArchiveNews.com
• Only photographs taken between July 17th 2014 and July 16th 2015 by press photographers and videographer are eligible for entry. Enter the Awards here
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