A woman from Cheam has gained international recognition for her photography.

Magda Bright has achieved a Silver award in the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition, which attracts in excess of 1500 entries each month.

The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected national photographic body and its members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.

"I actually cried when I found out," said Magda.

"I have been a newborn photographer for over six years now and entering the Guild Image of the Month competition [for ] about 4 years now.

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"I have been achieving consistent Bronze Awards with my images and working super hard to achieve a Silver Award. The standard of the competition means that a Silver Award in the newborn category is really hard to achieve.

"There were only 6 images that were awarded Silver in last month’s competition so for one of them to be mine is a huge honour.

"I adore my job and not being able to work most of this year has been hard so this recognition was absolutely amazing!"

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Directors of the Guild, Steven and Lesley Thirsk said: “We are both delighted that Magda has achieved this award!

"The Guild has very demanding standards when judging photography competitions. In fact, the judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds, so it is an achievement to be, quite rightly, proud of!”

To see more of Magda's work visit her website here.