UK Picture Editors Guild Constitution

  1. The name of the organisation is The UK Picture Editors' Guild.

  2. The purposes of the Guild are to provide a forum for discussion and information concerning pictures and publishing, the administration of awards and other events, and promoting the role of photography within the media. The Guild is dedicated to the industry code of practice and the improvement within the media. It is non-political and non-profit making.

  3. Full membership, through election by the Committee, is open to Picture Editors and those with equivalent responsibilities within the UK media industry, and those who have retired from such positions.

  4. The Guild may award an 'Honorary Life Membership' by agreement at a General Meeting.

  5. The annual membership fee is £35 to be paid by direct debit or standing order. Members who do not pay will be considered 'lapsed' until the next General Meeting, where a vote can be taken on their continued membership.

  6. Management of the Guild will be conducted by a Committee of no less than six members, formed by a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, together with other members elected at a General Meeting. The term Chairman is neuter. At least two thirds of the Committee must be working Picture Editors on either National Newspapers, Regional Newspapers or Wire Press Agencies. Officers are elected for one year of service.

  7. A General Meeting will be held at least annually. The conduct of meetings and all business will be governed by the usual rules of association. In cases of dispute resolution will be by reference to Citrine's ABC of Chairmanship as definitive arbiter.

  8. No alteration of these rules may be made except at a General Meeting.

  9. Any matters for which these rules do not provide may be resolved by the Committee and their decision is final.