As a member of The Guild of Photographers you can enter images into the 'Image Of The Month Competition'. Last year I entered three images & I have only recently discovered that two of them won Bronze Bar level! The other image was 'graded' which is also good, but means minor tweaks were needed to make it national competition standard. However the two that did win can be seen on this post!
"Congratulations in achieving your Bronze Bar, which is only awarded to images of a strong standard in this national competition (something to be proud of)!"
So I guess this means I can now tell people I am an award winning photographer. But I won't. Instead I have done this little blog post & if anyone happens to read it that's good enough for me! As they say, "work hard in silence, let your success be your noise".