Well my 1st blog on my newly launched website and i am so excited to announce this press release i just received from The Guild of Professional Photographers!
Local Photographer Sarah Wilkes achieves national acclaim!
Sarah Wilkes, a photographer based in Lambley Nottingham has reached the Final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year Competition.
The Guild is a highly respected UK based association for photographers which has members from overseas as well. Each year it runs an on-line monthly photographic competition with awards being given each month to the very best of the entries.
During the course of 2015, the competition attracted nearly 10,000 entries in 4 categories, and this week the Guild’s Judges have selected just 10 images in the various genres from the very best of the monthly entries, to go forward to the annual Final. Name ‘s image is one of those images!
Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “One of the Guild’s aims is to drive standards and creativity amongst photographers. Our monthly competition certainly does that, for the standard of the entries we see each month is quite staggering. To have an image recognised by the Guild in the monthly competition is difficult enough, so to have an image selected as being one of the best 10 in a category for the end of year Final is a quite remarkable achievement, and shows just how talented a photographer Sarah is”
Sarah said “ its such an honour - photography is such a passion and i am delighted that my new venture other than my newborn work has been recognised which is Child Fine Art. I have put a lot of effort into developing my skills. One way I do that is to enter the Guild’s competition. It drives forward photography standards month after month so it helps me push myself. The images I see getting awards each month are inspirational, so knowing just how high those standards are, to have one of my images selected as one of only 10 to go through to the Final from the whole year’s entries is really really exciting. I couldn’t believe it when I found out.”
Sarah's image along with the others will now be printed ready for the Competition Final later in January, and the overall winner will be announced at a lavish Awards night in a magnificent Jacobean mansion in Cheshire on 6th February.
To find out more about the Guild of Photographers visit their website www.photoguild.co.uk