The Guild of Photographers had well over a thousand entries to the IOM each month of the competition during 2018 and we saw some totally amazing images, as you will know!

Judging them and choosing winners is not an easy task - far from it! However, the judges have now done their bit and selected an overall Image of the Year!

It's now your turn, as we also have a Member's Image of the Year Title too! Being selected by your peers to win this accolade is an incredible achievement, so this is an important ending to the competition year!

As you know, our Judges, judge in accordance with criteria. What they 'like' or don't 'like' isn't relevant. In summary they look for impact, creativity and/or storytelling, great composition and lighting technique as well as effective colour harmony and technical excellence, as well as personal style. If you want to check on what judges consider, you will find it HERE

*Please note that any votes for your own image/s will not be counted in the final scoring.

So, with all the above in mind which image do you want to be your "Image of the Year?"

Please take a look through the below Gold Images, select your favourite 5 and send them in order of preference (1st to 5th) on an email to by 8am on Monday 17th December.

We will collate the votes and the winner will be announced at our Awards night on Saturday 2nd February 2019. It will be a tough choice to make as they are all incredible images! We look forward to seeing your choices...