Picture editors choose the best from a field of 8,300 images

The shortlist for the twelfth annual Picture Editors’ Awards has been announced.

The
judging panel of 30 picture editors met at the Guildhall in London to
review more than 8,300 images submitted by 680 photographers.

All
newspaper picture editors are now invited to ballot on the ultimate
winners before 11 April via the website, www.pictureawards.net. The
awards will be presented at the Guildhall on 23 May. Entries are still
being accepted for the Getty Images Newspaper of the Year categories
and the BG Group Student Award. The nominations are:

Portfolio Awards

BG Group Photographer of the Year

Scott Barbour, Getty Images; Chris Furlong, Getty Images ; Jeff Mitchell, Reuters; Ian Waldie, Getty Images.

Getty Images Regional Photographer

Simon Hulme, Yorkshire Post; Cathal McNaughton, Press Association;
David Moir, The Scotsman; Lewis Whyld, South West News Service.

BG Group Magazine Photographer

Timothy Allen, The Independent; Jude Edginton, freelance; Phil
Wilkinson, Scotland on Sunday; Graham Wood, The Times Magazine Nikon
Sports Photographer Marc Aspland, The Times; Brandon Malone, Action
Images; Toby Melville, Reuters; Phil Noble, Press Association.

Nikon Photographer of the Year – Local Newspapers

Angus Blackburn, Southern Reporter; Bill Darnell, Great Yarmouth
Mercury; Simon de Trey-White, Watford Observer, St. Albans Observer,
Harrow Times; Simon Finlay, Archant Norfolk.

Nikon Photo-Essay Award

Odd Andersen, Agence France-Presse; John James, Birmingham Post;
Kenneth O’Halloran, Irish Independent; Richard Pohle, The Times.

Diageo Young Photographer

Matthew Austin, Express & Echo, Exeter; Gareth Copley, Press
Association; Kieran Dodds, Evening Times , Glasgow; Nick Ponty, Evening
Times , Glasgow.

Single Image Awards

Nikon Celebrity Photographer of the Year

Timothy Allen, The Independent; Dan Chung, Guardian; Simon Hadley, Birmingham Post; Bruno Vincent, Getty Images.

BG Group News Photographer Chris Furlong, Getty Images; Christopher
Jackson, Getty Images; John D McHugh, freelance; Toby Melville, Reuters.

Getty Images Royal Photographer

Chris Furlong, Getty Images; Christopher Ison, Press Association; Jeff Mitchell, Reuters; Richard Pohl, The Times

Nikon Sports Picture

Mark Aspland, The Times; Russell Cheyne, Daily Telegraph; David Davies, Press Association; Richard Pelham, The Sun.

Guinness Black&White Photographer

Yuri George Anderegg, Oxford Mail and Oxford Times; Charlie Bibby,
Financial Times; Cathal McNaughton, PA; Phil Wilkinson, Scotland on
Sunday.

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