Getty and Guardian win big at Press Photographer's Year

• Slideshow: This year’s winning images

The Guardian and Getty Images have both scooped four prizes at the 2009 Press Photographer’s Year awards.

The photographer of the year award went to Rosie Hallam, an independent photographer who has worked for national media organisations including The Sun, the Mirror and the Express.

The Guardian won awards in sports folio of the year, sports action, Olympic folio and Olympic singles.

Getty picked up awards for news folio of the year, live news, sports specialist folio of the year and sports features.

This year’s competition was entered by 323 photographers based in more than 20 countries throughout Europe as well as China, Australia and the US. Some 7,788 photographs were submitted online.

The photographs will be exhibited for eight weeks at the National Theatre in London, starting tomorrow.

Photograph of the year
Rosie Hallam

News folio of the year
Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images (pictured)

Live news
Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images

News
David Bebber

Features
Jeff Overs, BBC

Photo essay
Bruce Adams, Daily Mail

Portraits
Leon Neal, Agence France Presse

Arts
Mark Waugh, Manchester Evening News

Royalty and entertainment
Mark Stewart

Sports folio of the year
Tom Jenkins, The Guardian

Sports specialist folio of the year
Clive Mason, Getty Images

Sports action
Tom Jenkins, The Guardian

Sports features
Warren Little, Getty Images

Olympic folio
Tom Jenkins, The Guardian

Olympic singles
Tom Jenkins, The Guardian

Multimedia
Abbie Trayler-Smith

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