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The Fine Art Child Scoops more Awards

So pleased to have been awarded A GOLD and a Silver with the Independent Professional Photographers, A GOLD and a Highly Commended with The National Photographic Society and two Bronze with The Guild of Professional Photographers for these images this month.

 

The Fine Art Child Nottingham Photographer Scoops Awards

The Guild of Photographers put on an awards evening this Saturday just gone (7th February) to celebrate everyone’s achievements throughout 2015. I was lucky to be nominated for image of the Year, but I was completely amazed when I won it for my Fine Art image in the Child Genre and then when I didn’t expect any more my name was called out again. I WON the big one Photographer of the Year in the Newborn Category!!! It’s really not an easy award to achieve, I was runner up last year so I was overwhelmed and honoured to have achieved it this year over so many talented photographers.

You can see my newborn work over on my other website Sarah Wilkes Photography


Awards given:
* Newborn & Baby Photographer of the Year.
* Image of The year Winner - Child Genre
* International Top Ten Photographer Award (4th in the people category)
* The photographers bar - ( A unique distinction awarded to very few photographers) in 2 Genres for the 2nd year running - Now a lifetime member

Here is the image that won Image Of The Year and below me getting my awards (Images taken by the lovely Rachel Foster)

 


Local Photographer Sarah Wilkes Achieves National Acclaim!

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!

PRESS RELEASE

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