The highly-acclaimed UK Picture Editors Guild Awards competition launched in 2010.
These awards are distinctive in that panels of judges consisting only of working picture editors from national and regional newspapers and international photo agencies assess the thousands of entries from professional photographers from throughout the media.
In 2010 the first-ever competition awarded thousands of pounds in prize money to the winners of eight categories with the overall accolade of Photographer of the Year going to the Guardian’s Martin Argles. Each year the Awards have evolved with a separate set of Awards introduced in 2012 specifically for the London Olympics and mre recently the introduction of a video category and a student category.
Headline sponsors enable the Guild to provide this unique opportunity to reward the very best in photo-journalism.
Entries for the Awards are submitted via this dedicated website, with video content uploaded via Vimeo, and then linked to the actual entry.
Alan Sparrow, UK Picture Editors’ Guild chairman, said: “We were thrilled with the many congratulations we received for the success of our annual Awards. This is now the premier celebration of the skill and talent of British press photography – the most dynamic and competitive media workplace in the world.”
Award Categories & Prizes
Eligible photographs taken between Oct 31st ’til midnight on November 30th.
Closing date for still photographic and video entries: midnight December 1st 2019
For all categories you may enter as many times as you like.
From the entries the judges will decide who is the Shutterstock Press Photographer of the Year
The winner of the photographer of the year wins an additional £1,000.
We would expect all entries to be within IPSO guidelines: www.pcc.org.uk/cop/practice.html
*For this competion a National Newspaper is deemed to be one of the following:
Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror, Sunday People, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, the Times and the Sunday Times, the Indy (i), the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times, the Evening Standard, the Daily Mail the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and Sunday Express, the Sun and Sun on Sunday, the Daily Star and Star Sunday, the Morning Star, Metro, the Herald, the Scotsman, the National, the Daily Record, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Herald, Sunday Mail, the Sunday Post and also included are the Scottish editions of the English press. If you enter the category and do not select one of these are your “company”, even if you are a freelance on commission from one of these, then your entry will be invalid.
- Videos can be submitted via a Vimeo url or Vimeo video ID.
- Refer to Vimeo guidelines for advice on compression settings: – https://vimeo.com/help/compression
- go to vimeo – https://vimeo.com/
- login using
- username : firstname.lastname@example.org
- password : picawards2013
- upload video and make note of its URL – you will need it to complete your entry