IMAGO joins the UK Picture Editor Guild Awards with a brand new award, Photograph of the Year.

Joining this year’s esteemed UK Picture Editor Guild Awards, IMAGO, Germany’s leading photography agency for DACH news media, announce their brand new sponsorship and the newest award, IMAGO Photograph of the Year.

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Berlin, Germany - July 28, 2022 - IMAGO proudly join the partner line up for this year’s annual UK Picture Editor Guild Awards to present a brand new award category, IMAGO Photograph of the Year. The newest addition will also be the first award from the Guild Awards to be voted on by the public.

The Berlin-based agency who are the largest independent producer of sports content in Europe and a  leader across news media and photojournalism will join the event for the first time. Presenting their own award, alongside other leading names within the photographic industry, they are set to showcase talent from photojournalist entrees in the first ever public vote of the UK Picture Editor Guild Awards.

The public will be offered the opportunity to cast their vote from 50 shortlisted images in the IMAGO Photograph of the Year Award. 

To be eligible to vote for your winner for Photograph of the Year, members of the public can register here - with a select number of registered entrants set to be invited to the Guild's glamorous awards held at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in London. The Public Vote will be open from August 30 to September 25th. The winner of the Photograph of the Year Award will win £500.

With a range of award topics and the return of the Guild event to a physical event, the 2022 edition is set to be a highlight in the international photography industry calendar. Stay tuned for more from IMAGO in the lead up to the Awards. 

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Markus Kohl, IMAGO CEO, said : “We are delighted to not only be joining the acclaimed UK Picture Editor Guild Awards for the first time but bringing with us a new and exciting award. We’re looking forward to endorsing the Guild’s awards whilst bringing a fresh take with an open public vote and ultimately showcasing individual talent within the photography industry.”

Alan Sparrow, UK Picture Editor Awards President, said : “The UK Picture Editors Guild is delighted to be joined this year by Germany's leading independent photo agency, IMAGO. It is a force to be reckoned with around Europe and we are soon to see its worth here in the UK.  IMAGO has joined us in a new venture that brings the work of press photographers everywhere to the attention of the people. For ten years we have promoted photographers, and surprisingly never the Photograph,but this year we are saluting the IMAGO Photograph of the Year , chosen by public vote.”


Notes to Editors

About IMAGO

IMAGO is the leading German independent photography agency and the largest sports producer in Europe. Committed to visual inspiration, IMAGO endeavours for all partners to achieve more.

Born out of Berlin in 1997, IMAGO has evolved into a premium global content provider spanning News, Sport, Creative, Archive and Video. With partnerships central to their business, IMAGO strives for excellence, offering direct and expert access to their curated and unparalleled digital media globally. Advocating for diversity, depth and quality throughout.

For more information about IMAGO, please contact contact@imago-images.de or visit their channels:

Website: www.imago-images.de 
Instagram: @imago.images
Twitter: @imago_images
Facebook: imagoimages
Linkedin: imago-images

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About UK Picture Editor Guild Awards

The UK Picture Editors Guild is an association for Picture Editors and those that work with editorial photography.

Website: www.pictureeditorsguildawards.co.uk

This year’s award categories:

Photograph of the Year presented by IMAGO

Student Photographer of the Year presented by Nikon

Young Photographer of the Year presented by Gettyimages

Sports Photographer of the Year presented by Canon

News Photographer of the Year presented by Wex/Fixation

National Newspaper Photographer of the Year presented by Sony

Portrait Photographer of the Year presented by DMGT

Regional Photographer of the Year presented by Genesis Imaging

Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year presented by Dave Benett

Business Photographer of the Year presented by Piemag

Royal Photographer of the Year presented by UKPEG

Photo Essay - The Missing Years presented by UKPEG

 

The awards are now open to entries from photographers, and will close on August 14 at midnight.

Judging will take place from August 16th to the 28th of August.

The Public Vote will be from August 29th to September 25th.

The awards night presentations will be on Monday October 17th at the Honourable Artillery Company HQ in London.

 

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