Photo of Anne Bolt


New Award for Young Photographers

A major new competition for young photographers was launched on November 21, by the National Union of Journalists, in memory of a veteran photographer who died last year.

The Anne Bolt Memorial Award is a testament to the work of a union Member of Honour who was a prolific photographer - working internationally, with Salvador Dali and Eleanor Roosevelt among her portrait subjects - and a prime mover for the rights of photographers. Anne Bolt worked for years to get copyright onto the political agenda and was a key figure in the passing of the 1988 Copyright Act.

The competition is open to photojournalists (including students) under 25 on March 31, 1998. The first awards will be presented by Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Chris Smith MP next July, with an exhibition at the British Library.

Entrants will be asked to provide a portfolio of five photographs, which may be linked, and which contribute towards understanding between people.

The pictures must have been taken between April 1, 1997 and March 31, 1998. The closing date for the competition is May 1, 1998.


£700, £300, £200

There is a distinguished panel of judges:

  • Colin Jacobson, Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff's Centre for Journalism Studies;
  • Jane Bown, photographer on The Observer; and
  • Brian Harris, chief photographer on The Independent The awards are sponsored by the NUJ, Journalists' Copyright Fund, the Design and Artists' Copyright Society and Alliance Multi Media Insurance.

    Further details and application forms are available from:

    NUJ Freelance Office

    tel: 0171-278 7916

    fax:0171-278 1812 Please include your full postal address in your message.