As most of you are aware I am have been a member of the Guild of Photographers for nearly 6 years.
The Guild of Professional Photographers is a highly regarded association for those committed to the art of photography. Each month they run their image of the month (IOM) competition which receives thousands of entries. Their Awards are highly sought after.
Images are assessed by a full Panel of highly experienced Judges who grade them in accordance with international judging criteria, and the higher scoring images are awarded a Bronze, Silver, Gold or even a Platinum Bar. These Awards are very difficult to achieve.
A Platinum Bar .. Images of exceptional or outstanding quality (only awarded to the ultimate of images)
A Gold Bar .. Images of particular distinction (very rare)
A Silver Bar .. Images that are very well crafted (difficult to achieve)
A Bronze Bar .. Images of a high standard (something to be proud of)
Classified .. Images of a good standard but which are not deemed award winning at national competition level.
I am thrilled to have received out of the 84 images entered into the Guild this year:
64 bronze, 12 silvers and 6 golds!!!!