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UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2011 Launches – Adds More Sponsors And Prize Categories

In a repeat of the inaugural presentation gala evening, the BBC broadcaster Kate Silverton will again host the Awards ceremony at the historic Honourable Artillery Company headquarters in the City of London this September.
The highly-acclaimed UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards competition which launched last year returns for 2011 with additional prestigious sponsors and improved prize categories.
These awards are distinctive in that panels of judges consisting only of working picture editors from national and regional newspapers and international photo agencies assess the thousands of entries from professional photographers from throughout the media. Enthusiastic non-professionals also get an opportunity to have their work judged in their own category by the same top editors.
Photographer Eddie Keogh winner of the British Airways Sports Photographer of the Year 2010 with this shot of Diego Maradona celebrating his team’s goal against Nigeria during the 2010 World Cup Group B soccer match at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg June 12, 2010.
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Martin Argles of The Guardian collected the 2010 SABMiller Press Photographer of the Year award in addition to gaining the prize for his photo essay of the doomed final days of Gordon Brown’s premiership, selection above
In 2010 the first-ever competition awarded thousands of pounds in prize money to the winners of eight categories with the overall accolade of SABMiller Photographer of the Year going to the Guardian’s Martin Argles . This year an extra category for Regional Photographer of the Year has been added.
Headline sponsors enabling the Guild to provide this unique opportunity to reward the very best in photo-journalism include SABMiller, the international brewer, telecom giant BT, British Airways, and Nikon, plus the media companies Bloomberg, Newscast, and Fotolia.
Entries for the 2011 Awards will be submitted via a dedicated website until the end of July with images taken between 17th July 2010 and 16th July this year eligible for the nine separate categories.
Amateur Photographer magazine has joined with the Guild to encourage readers to compete in the innovative BT Citizen Photographer of the Year section.
Full details for the 2011 Awards including entry conditions and applications to attend the gala presentation evening are available at – Winning entries from 2010 are already available to view on the site.
Alan Sparrow, the Guild Chairman opening the 2010 Awards evening
Alan Sparrow, UK Picture Editors’ Guild chairman, said: ‘We were thrilled with the
many congratulations we received for the success of our first annual Awards. This is now the premier celebration of the skill and talent of British press photography – the most dynamic and competitive media workplace in the world.’
Full details and to view the 2010 winners and awards evening photos visit:
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