The Photographers Bar

10th March 2019
Stephanie Chapman receives an award from Lesley Thirsk

PRESS RELEASE – THE PHOTOGRAPHERS BAR

Stephanie Chapman receives an award from Lesley Thirsk

Local photographer achieves national acclaim!

Local photographer Stephanie Chapman 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 that a full year.

The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers and its competition attracts up to 1500 images for judging by an expert Panel of Judges each month.
Points are given to entries and these are then totalled at the end of the year. Those who reach the required threshold are then awarded membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’.

Membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ is a distinction that is very difficult to achieve – in fact less than 200 photographers have achieved it in the 5 years since its inception, during which time almost 60,000 images will have been entered for assessment by photographers across the UK and from overseas.

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “I am delighted for Stephanie 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 demanding. It illustrates her commitment, skill and consistency. Stephanie should be very proud of what she has achieved”

Stephanie was awarded the Photographers Bar at the Guild of Photographers annual awards evening in February 2019.