LIGHTS, CAMERA, AWARDS - Launch of the 2014 Picture Editor Guild Awards

The search to find Britain's most talented photographers has today launched, with the return of the annual Picture Editor Guild Awards, which will take place in London on 5th February 2015, at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters.

Professional and amateur photographers can now submit entries to compete for the most coveted awards in the industry via this website. It also includes the Citizen Photographer category, open to the public and for professionals the chance to become the Nikon Press Photographer of the Year

The Picture Editor Guild Awards recognise outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment. Winners will receive prizes from headline sponsors including Nikon, Bloomberg, BT, British Airways, Fixation and Getty Images.

"The Picture Editor Guild Awards are the only of their kind to recognise and honour the talented professionals behind the lens, operating in the most dynamic and competitive media in the world."

The 2014 Picture Editor Guild Award categories are:

  • Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year
  • Fashion and Entertainment Photographer of the Year
  • Fixation Young Photographer Bursary
  • Getty Royal Photographer of the Year
  • Regional Photographer of the Year
  • BT Sports Photographer of the Year
  • Nikon Videographer of the Year
  • News Photographer of the Year
  • Photo Essay of the Year
  • The Picture Editors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

And from these categories we find the

  • Nikon Photographer of the Year

We also have the

  • 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 Picture Guild Awards has a £20 charge but is free for the BT Citizen Photographer and Nikon Videographer categories. Images must have been taken between July 17th, 2013 and July 16, 2014. Final submission for entries is November 1, 2014 for still photography and videos.

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Fixation Young Photographer Bursary

Last year David Hedges won the Fixation Young Photographer Bursary at the 2013 UK Picture Editor's Guild award. His prize was £500 and a return air ticket to use on a photo essay of his choice.

His story documents a few days in the life of an American couple who adopted eight children from Sierra Leone.

Read more and see his photo essay here

sponsored by:
in association with

British Airways
Getty Images
Genesis Imaging
FIXATION professional photographic services