The Photographers Bar

I was very happy to discover recently, that following a year of entering the Guild’s Image of the Month Competition and receiving consistent results over that time, I’ve been granted membership of ‘The Photographers Bar’  Here is the press release:

Local photographer Sarah Brooks has been granted membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’

Local photographer Sarah Brooks 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 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 Sarah 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 her commitment, skill and consistency. She should be very proud of what she has achieved!”

I was also lucky enough to have some images shortlisted for Image of the year which will be judged at The Guild of Photographers Awards in February. Fingers crossed

You can see some of my IOM entries here

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