Photo gets talented Paulina into finals

Paulina Duczman's shortlisted photograph
Paulina Duczman's shortlisted photograph

A Corby-based photographer has reached the final of the fiercely-contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year competition.

Paulina Duczman submitted the image (pictured) into the contest which this year had more than 10,000 submissions in four categories.

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Of those, Paulina’s is one of ten photographs to be entered into the annual final which takes place in February.

Paulina said: “Photography is my passion and I cannot imagine my life without it.

“I constantly try to improve my knowledge and 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 selected as one of only 10 to go through to the final from the whole year’s entries is really exciting. I couldn’t believe it when I found out.”

Guild director Lesley Thirsk said “One of the Guild’s aims is to drive standards and creativity amongst photographers. Our monthly competition certainly does that, for the standard of the entries we see is staggering.

“To have an image recognised by the guild is difficult enough, so to have an image selected as being one of the best 10 in a category for the end of year Final is a quite remarkable achievement, and shows just how talented a photographer Paulina is”

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