Judging Process

The Awards are established as a premier event celebrating the best of British photo-journalism in association with some of the UK's most successful business and media organisations.

This years’ Chair of Judges will be Helen Healy, Head of Pictures at the Financial Times.

With over twenty years’ experience in picture editing she has also worked at the Guardian, The Times and the Independent.

She has seen the newspaper industry move from a being a print to a mainly digital product.

During her career she has been involved with covering many major news events, including 9/11 and its repercussions, the rise of populism and the financial crisis.

Helen Healy

Judging will be carried out online.

Entries can be re-sequenced by the judges so that entries from different entrants can be viewed alongside one other for direct comparison, to reduce the chance of an entrant being disadvantaged by the sequence of receipt of their entry.

Shortlisted entries will be marked as such by the judges.

At the end of the judging process, shortlisted entries will be confirmed.

Shortlisted entries will then be shown on the Guild website, with thumbnail images, entrant name etc.

Any entries that do not satisfy the Terms & Conditions of entry will not go forward to the judging process.

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