Photographer is picked out of 10,000 for national competition

Charlotte Booth's photo of Charlie Clark has made it to the final of the Guild of Photographer's competition.
Charlotte Booth's photo of Charlie Clark has made it to the final of the Guild of Photographer's competition.

A photographer from the Boston area is in the frame for a top accolade after snapping up a place in the final of a national competition.

Charlotte Booth has reached the final of the fiercely-contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year competition.

Her image of young Charlie Clark, of Fishtoft, has been selected from 10,000 as being the best in the baby and toddler category – and in the top 10 of all photo categories.

Charlotte, 32, runs her own business, Charlotte Booth Photography, from her home and studio in Kirton Holme.

“I couldn’t believe it when I found out,” she said.

“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 very exciting.”

Charlotte’s image, along with the others, will now be printed ready for the competition final later this month. The overall winner will be announced at an awards night on February 6.

Charlie’s mum, Terri, said: “I wish Charlotte luck in the final – it’s such a great photo and deserves to win.”

The Guild is a UK-based association for photographers. Each year, it runs an online competition with awards being given each month to the very best of the entries.

During 2015, this attracted nearly 10,000 entries in four categories. The judges select just 10 of these to go forward to the annual final.

Guild director Lesley Thirsk said: “One of the Guild’s aims is to drive standards and creativity among photographers.

“Our monthly competition certainly does that, for the standard of the entries we see each month is quite staggering.”