UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards – Finalists 2012 Announced


photo: Hounslow – 01.03.12 – Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (in his role as Colonel of the Welsh Guards) shoots a paintball gun after presenting leeks to mark St. David’s Day to the 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards at Cavalry Barracks. © Max Mumby Finalist ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR.


photo: 27th July 2011 World Swimming Championships 2011, Shanghai China. A competitor preforms during the team Syncro swimming final. ©Ian MacNicol Finalist SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR


The photographs above were taken by two of the thirty two photographers nominated as finalist in this years UK Picture Editor’s Guild awards competition. The overall winner of which is given the accolade the SABMiller Press Photographer of the year, the top award in British photo journalism.
The competition for press photographers throughout the country attracted over 1000 individual entries and many thousands of photographs. Britain’s finest press photographers show off their skills and compete with each other in eight categories in the main awards and a further five categories in the Olympics section The photos were judged by picture editors from national and regional newspapers and international news agencies who use their experienced eye to decide the winners in categories of sport, news, celebrity and business with a section for regional photographers.
The competition which this year added a section to recognize the fantastic summer Olympics also had an opportunity for the public to compete in the BT Spirit of the Olympics competition. The Olympics produced a bounty of fantastic photography and newspaper picture desks were handling thousands of pictures each day. On some days newspaper picture desks were handling aound 70,000 (seventy thousand ) pictures per day many of which were from professional photographers at Olympic events and venues around the country.
The Guild’s awards ceremony will be held in November at the HQ of the Honourable Artillery Company in London and will be hosted by TV star and fellow journalist Kate Silverton .

Here are the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2012 finalists in alphabetical order
YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Robert Binder
Mr James Dadzitis
Mr Adam Gerrard
Mr David Hedges
Mr Justin Tallis
Mr Brad Wakefield

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Andrew Boyers
Mr Colin Lenagahn
Mr Ian MacNicol
Mr David Ramos
Mr John Sibley
Mr Stefan Wermuth

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Christopher Furlong
Mr James Glossop
Mr Neil Hall
Mr Dan Kitwood
Mr Peter Macdiarmid
Mr Oliver Scarff

ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Carl Court
Mr Paul Edwards
MR Rupert Hartley
Mr Max Mumby
Mr Geoff Pugh

BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Jason Alden
Mr Richard Cannon
Mr Simon Dawson
Mr Christopher Ratcliffe
Mr Oliver Scarff
Mr Lewis Whyld

REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Anthony Chappel-Ross
Mr William Cherry
Mr Stephen Garnett
Mr Simon Hulme
Mr Charles McQuillan
Mr Nick Ponty

ESSAY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Jason Howe
Mr Andrew Parsons
Miss Lucy Ray
Mr Edmond Terakopian
Miss Mary Turner
Mr Lewis Whyld

CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Mr Dave Benett
Mr Richard Cannon
Mr Jon Enoch
Mr James Glossop
Mr Rune Hellestad

The finalists pictures will be printed by online printers Photobox to gallery standard and will then be displayed at a prestigious exhibition hosted at the Museum of London for three months starting in January ( final date to be confirmed ).
Previous SABMiller Press Photographers of the year winners have been Matt Dunham of Associated Press ( 2011 ) and Martin Argles (2010) of the Guardian with his essay of the final hours in NO10 Downing Street for Gordon Brown.


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