Finalist in the Guild’s Image of the Year Competition

Local Photographer Deborah Longmore achieves international acclaim!

Deborah Longmore, a photographer based in town has reached the Final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year Competition for the second year running.

The Guild is a highly respected UK based association for photographers which has members from overseas as well. Each year it runs an on-line monthly photographic competition, judged by internationally respected judges with awards given to the best entries.

During 2018, the competition has attracted 12,000 entries from the most talented of photographers.

It has just been announced that from all the entries across the year, the Guild’s Judges have selected JUST 10 images in various genres to go forward to the annual Image of the Year Final. Those selected really are the best of the best, and images by Debbie are ones of those selected as a Finalist!

Finalist Baby & Toddler category

Congratulations in achieving your Silver Bar, which is only awarded to images that are very well crafted!
Congratulations in achieving your Gold Bar, which is only awarded to images of particular distinction (a rare accolade from the Guild)!

Finalist in the Creative & Digital Art category

Congratulations in achieving your Gold Bar, which is only awarded to images of particular distinction (a rare accolade from the Guild)!

Finalist Floral & Insect category

Congratulations in achieving your Silver Bar, which is only awarded to images that are very well crafted!

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “One of the Guild’s aims is to drive standards and creativity amongst photographers. Our competition certainly does that, for the standard of the entries we see each month is quite staggering. To have an image recognised by the Guild in the monthly competition is difficult enough, so to have an image selected as being one of the best in a category for the end of year Final is without doubt an incredible achievement, and shows just how talented photographer, Debbie is”

Debbie said I love photography and put a lot of effort into developing my skills. One way I do that is to enter the Guild’s competition. It drives forward photography standards month after month so it helps me push myself. The images I see getting awards each month are inspirational, so knowing just how high those standards are, to have one of my images shortlisted for the overall Final from the many 1000’s submitted across whole year is really exciting. I couldn’t believe it when I found out.”

Debbie’s images along with the others will now be printed ready for the Competition Final in December, when highly regarded Judges will be coming together from across the country and overseas to choose the overall winner.

The final outcome will be announced at a lavish Awards night in a magnificent Jacobean mansion in Cheshire on 2nd February 2019.

To find out more about the Guild of Photographers and their competition visit their website (www.photoguild.co.uk), and to find out more about name visit their website (www.deborahlongmorephotography.com).

 

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