It’s official – we are award winning photographers, again!
The Guild of Photographers is a UK based worldwide organisation that runs an annual international photography competition. The Guild’s members make up a thriving community of like-minded people with either business of personal interests in all genres of photography.
Image of the Month:
The Guild’s annual Image of the Month competition is open to all members who can enter any number of images into the 4 categories each month. The competition runs for 10 months a year and entries are made over a period of 10 consecutive months. The Annual awards split the standard 4 categories of people, babies, wedding & open into 15 more specific categories. Awards are made to photographers with the highest cumulative marks throughout the year in each category. This ensures that, as well as a high standard of images being required, there must also be consistence throughout the year.
All images are judged monthly by a panel of renowned and respected, industry leading professional photographers against strict criteria including technical skill, lighting and composition. With a monthly entry totalling around 1,400 images there are over 14,000 images entered every year. There are many reasons that people enter this competition, with around 13,000 images being entered annually.
The 2017 IOM results:
It takes a fair amount of dedication to make time for creating IOM entries on a regular basis and alongside client work. However, for those who love the challenge of creating new and innovative images, it’s also great fun.
- A Platinum Bar: Images of exceptional or outstanding quality (only awarded to the ultimate of images)
- A Gold Bar: Images of particular distinction (very rare)
- A Silver Bar:Images that are very well crafted (difficult to achieve)
- A Bronze Bar:Images of a strong standard at a national competition level
- ClassifiedImages of a standard worthy of acknowledgement but not deemed award winning at national competition level.
- Not scored.. Images that do not reach our ‘Classified’ level score will not be given a grade.