Pic awards still facing uncertain future

UNCERTAINTY still hangs over the future of one of the country’s most prestigious photography competitions.

Welcoming new sponsorship from the likes of sports photo agency, Action Images, and camera makers, Olympus, the organisers of the Picture Editors’ Awards say more is needed to ensure the competition goes ahead.

Recently, it looked like there was no chance of the awards proceeding. But now, hopes are relatively high they will go ahead at the end of the May.

To reflect the later start-date, should the awards go ahead, they will be judged on pictures taken between January 1 last year and March 31 this year.