The Guild’s Photography Awards are now open for entries from members who are either full-time professional photographers or who take photographs as part of their work.
Images can also be nominated by editors/clients on behalf of a member.
The awards, kindly sponsored by Reverberate PR for a second year, recognise excellence in the composition, content and technical aspects of photographing agricultural and other rural subjects.
There are three categories: Livestock, Arable and Environment/Sustainability.
Reverberate PR managing director Phil Gibson said: “At Reverberate we know how important great images are to drive engagement with a story, and that’s why we are proud to support the Guild’s photography award again this year.
“Showcasing the great images captured by Guild members is a fantastic way to celebrate agriculture and inspire members to seek out that elusive captivating image to make their content come to life.”
Members can enter one image per category.
A panel of three judges will select a winner and runner-up for each category, with prize money of £500 paid to each winner and £250 to each runner-up.
The Environment/Sustainability category was new for 2021. Photos can capture a range of subjects, from on-farm wildflower margins to wildlife habitats, renewable energy schemes or regenerative farming.
What the judges looking for?
Impact and storytelling, creativity and style, composition, correct use of light and colour balance. The image should show technical excellence – posing, lighting, composition, ISO choice, lens choice and exposure should all be considered.
How to enter
- The photo must have been published in print or online from July 31, 2021 to August 1, 2022.
- Entries can include images published as part of paid-for commercial material, for example in an agricultural company’s marketing collateral.
- Entries will be judged by an expert panel agreed by the Guild.
Entries should be emailed to Guild awards secretary Olivia Midgley email@example.com by Monday, September 12, 2022 with the following information:
- Entrant’s name and telephone number
- Where and when the image was published
- A title or description of the content