Competitions'IOM' - The Ultimate Challenge
The Guild holds various competitions throughout the year, the main one being our ‘Image of the Month’ competition.
The ‘Image of the Month’ known affectionately as the ‘IOM’ – a challenging competition which can help you develop your skills, as well as being fun to enter!
The awards are also of incredible value for those in business, and great personal recognition for those who are not! Last year, there were over 16,000 images entered into the ‘IOM’ competition. The Image of the Year finalists and winners can be found in the photography book below (as well as those from the Founders Cup which is also detailed below).
The Founders Cup
The ‘Founders Cup’ is a prestigious photography award in memory the Guild’s founders acknowledges what they started and their aims.
Entry involves the submission of a themed three image mini portfolio or panel and is restricted to ‘Registered’ and ‘Qualified’ Guild members who have NOT previously WON any regional, national, or international photography competitions run by photographic bodies (such as the ‘Guild’s Image of the Year or Photographer of the Year titles).
This means that in most cases those entering will be having their first taste of submitting a themed or cohesive body of work for assessment, in accordance with Roy and Ian’s desire to encourage photographers to take those initial steps to push themselves.
All finalists are acknowledged, the winners received personalised trophies plus Spyder X Photo kits from Datacolor.
The Founders Cup Winner – 2021
These arise from time to time. For example, recent free to enter competitions have included an ‘Out
of Camera’ competition, an inter-region team knockout and ‘Snap into Action’ run in conjunction
with CEWE, and having some great prizes.
We even have a Fantasy Football league sponsored by ShutterTax.