Our monthly competitions can help you develop your skills - As well as being fun to enter!

The Guild's very popular and exciting 'Image of the Month' competition involves members submitting images into the sections of choice. The entries are then 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 - Entrants can also obtain 121 feedback from one of the judges to assist with personal development should they wish (a small fee applies to enter/obtain a critique). We also encourage members to join 'Buddy' groups where those who enter share advice and feedback for the same reasons.

Those which achieve a Bronze Bar or above can utilise relevant logos to recognise their achievement and physical certification can be posted to them. The highest scoring images in each genre also have the distinction of becoming an 'Image of the Month' and will be displayed on the front of our website and the overall winner will receive a prize. Also, those who obtain a Gold Bar are also be published in the Creative Light magazine.

On top of this the first person to obtain a Platinum Bar this year will win £500 courtesy of The Guild and our friends at InFocus Insurance

This competition also feeds -

  • Our 'Photographer of the Year' Title chase (with Top 10 Photographer awards in each competition section) Points are accrued each month
  • Our 'Image of the Year' competition (a winner and 5 other finalists are chosen in each of around 15 genres) Chosen from images scoring a Silver Bar or above
  • The quest to become a member of the Photographers Bar (a lifelong distinction) Points are accrued each month

*There is a small cost to enter..c£2-£3 an image