OpenText News Photographer of the Year 2012: Dan Kitwood - Getty Images.
The search to find Britain’s most talented photographers has launched, with the return of the annual UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards, which will take place in London on November 4, 2013.
Professional and amateur photographers can now submit entries to compete for the most coveted awards in the industry at www.pictureeditorsguildawards.co.uk. The awards include the BT Citizen Photographer category, open to the public, and for professionals the chance to become the SABMiller Photographer of the Year.
Hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Kate Silverton, the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards recognise outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment. Winners will have their work displayed at the Museum of London, as well as receive prizes from sponsors including Nikon.
UK Picture Editors’ Guild Chairman, Alan Sparrow, said: "The past year has produced a wealth of stories at home and abroad - from sporting feats at Wimbledon, to legendary performances at Glastonbury. We’ve witnessed uprisings in Egypt, a new Pope in Rome and there’s a Royal baby on the way too. With such rich content to capture, we anticipate another highly competitive year."
The 2013 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Award categories are:
• Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year
• British Airways Fashion and Entertainment Photographer of the Year
• Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year
• Getty Royal Photographer of the Year
• Nikon Sports Photographer of the Year
• Nikon Videographer of the Year
• OpenText News Photographer of the Year
• UK Picture Editors’ Guild Photo Essay of the Year
• UK Picture Editors’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award
• Young Photographer Bursary
From these categories the SABMiller Photographer of the Year is chosen. There is also the BT Citizen Photographer of the Year, for members of the public to show off their photography skills.
All entries are judged by working picture editors from national, regional and international publications, as well as photography agencies, who view tens of thousands of photos every day.
Entry to submit photos to the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards has a £20 charge but is free for the BT Citizen Photographer of the Year category*. Images must have been taken between 17 July, 2012 and 16 July, 2013**. Final submission for entries is 1 September, 2013.
For further information, including terms and conditions, please visit the Picture Editors' Guild Awards website
* Entries exclude images from the London 2012 Games, which were recognised in a dedicated section at the previous 2012 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.
** Consideration will be given to accommodate the Duchess of Cambridge and Mother Nature.