A little while ago I achieved the distinction of winning a Silver Award in the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition for my image of a Butterfly taken at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. This competition typically attracts over 1000 entries each month and I was so overwhelmed by the results I forgot to let anyone know!
For anyone who hasn't come across the Guild of Photographers, they are "a highly regarded national photographic body and its members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.
They are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism for the benefit of their customers. They pledge themselves to delivering the highest standards of customer service and to a journey of continuing professional development."
You can find out more about the organisation here - The Guild Of Photographers