Merille Ryder wins April's 'Image Of the Month' Competition10 May 2010
As you would expect the standard of entries by Guild members into April's Guild 'National Image of the Month' competition was very high and the panel had a difficult task to choose a winner.
Despite the fact a very strict level of marking is applied several members submissions obtained coveted 'Bronze Bars' and 5 images were recognised as being of 'Silver Bar' standard including the winning entry by Somerset's Merille Ryder who is 'registered' member with the Guild. www.portraitsbymerille.co.uk
She has won a years free insurance cover from the provider of our cover - the highly acclaimed 'InFocus' insurance who offer comprehensive cover, great personal service and fantastic value - especially through the Guild's own scheme. (www.infocusinsurance.co.uk)
To say she is delighted is an understatement. She said 'I haven't stopped grinning ... Winning has given me a great confidence boost because I am, like many photographers, my own worst critic.'
A mention also needs to go to Scottish 'Craftsman' John McDermott as two out of his three submissions obtained a 'Silver Bar'. (www.kiltedphotographer.ifp3.com)
Next months competion is now underway!