I am very proud to announce that in my first year as a member of The Guild of Photographers I have been awarded Liftime Membership to The Photographers Bar.
Scores across a period of 8 months are totalled and a specific points total must be met to gain this accolade, however, as I joined the guild late in the year my scores were taken from just seven months. I join a very select group of less than 100 photographers that have acheived this in the 3 years it has been running after around 30,000 images have been assessed through the process.
Below is the press release to accompany this achievement. A big thanks to all of my supports as always....
Local photographer achieves national acclaim!
Local photographer Nigel Hepplewhite has been granted membership of the 'Photographers Bar'.
Membership of the 'Photographers Bar' is a unique distinction awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers over the course of a year and have attained a score that evidences an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency throughout that a full year.
The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers and it's competition attracts up to 1000 images for judging by an an expert Panel of Judges each month. Points are given to entries and these are then totaled at the end of the year. Those who reach the required threshold are then awarded membership of the 'Photographers Bar'.
That membership of the 'Photographers Bar' is a distinction that is very difficult to achieve - in fact less than 100 photographers have achieved it in the 3 years since its inception, during which time over 30,000 images will have been entered for assessment by photographers across the UK and from overseas.
Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said "I am delighted for Nigel as this is a great achievement! Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very very demanding. It illustrates his commitment, skill and consistency. He should be very proud of what he has achieved!"
On hearing the news Nigel said "I am very proud to have achieved this in my first year with The Photographers Guild. Delivering quality images on a regular basis is no easy task and I hope that joining such a select group of less than 100 photographers is a huge acheivement for me."
You can find out more about this award and the Guild of Photographers at their website www.photoguild.co.uk and more about Nigel at his website www.inspireanimage.co.uk
If you have any further questions please either contact Lesley at the Guild firstname.lastname@example.org or Nigel at email@example.com