Shortlist unveiled for 2003 Picture Editors' Award

A jury of 25 picture editors assessed more than 2,100 entries for the 2003 Picture Editors’ Awards and have drawn up the final shortlists. Picture editors from all daily, Sunday and evening titles throughout the UK and Ireland are now invited to vote for the winners. The ballot closes at midnight on 14 April. Entries are also invited for the Getty Images Newspaper of the Year categories. Full details can be found at the awards website (

The awards will be presented at the Great Hall of the London Guildhall on 12 May.

The 2003 nominations are:

The Fujifilm Photographer of the Year: Dan Chung, The Guardian; John Giles, PA; Jeff Mitchell, Reuters; Stefan Rousseau, PA; Abbie Trayler-Smith, Freelance/The Daily Telegraph.

The Getty Images Regional Photographer of the Year: Ben Birchall, Bristol Evening Post; Dave Charnley, Teesside Evening Gazette; Jason Roberts, Liverpool Daily Post and Echo; Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman.

The Getty Images Magazine Photographer of the Year: Kirsty Anderson, Sunday Herald; Tom Craig, Freelance/The Independent; Kalpesh Lathigra, NB Pictures; Abbie Trayler-Smith, Freelance/The Daily Telegraph.

The Fujifilm Photographer of the Year (local newspapers): Jason Thomas Allen, Gazette Newspapers (Basingstoke); Stuart Emmerson, Harrow Observer; Simon Finlay, Archant; Jim Moran, Yorkshire Post Newspapers.

The Nikon Photo Essay Award: Ben Birchall, Bristol Evening Post; Adam Butler, Associated Press; Tom Stoddart, IPG; Justin Sutcliffe, The Sunday Telegraph.

The Nikon Sports Photographer of the Year: Scott Barbour, Getty Images; Adrian Dennis, Agence France Presse. Jeff Mitchell, Reuters; Phil Noble, PA.

Diageo Young Photographer of the Year: Matthew Austin, Express & Echo, Exeter; Gareth Copley, PA; Matthew Lewis, Simon Wilkinson Photography (; Kiran Ridley, Freelance.

The Nikon Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year: Timothy Allen, The Independent; Daniel Kennedy, Freelance/The Sun; Murdo MacLeod, The Observer/The Guardian/ freelance; Alan Peebles, Freelance.

The Guinness Award for Best Black and White Photograph: Chris Furlong, Freelance, John Giles, PA; Abbie Trayler-Smith, Freelance/The Daily Telegraph; Ian Waldie, Getty Images.

Business and Industry Photographer of the Year (The Lord Mayor’s Award): Timothy Allen, The Independent; Kirsty Anderson, Sunday Herald; Martin Shields, Evening Times, Glasgow, Abbie Trayler-Smith, Freelance /The Daily Telegraph.

The Nikon Features Photographer of the Year: Ted Blackbrow Freelance; Mike Moore, Daily Mirror; Tom Pilston; The Independent; Martin Shields, Evening Times, Glasgow.

The Fujifilm News Photographer of the Year: Adrian Dennis, Agence France Presse; Colin Mearns, The Herald, Glasgow; Jeff Moore, National News Agency; Justin Sutcliffe, The Sunday Telegraph.

The Fujifilm Royal Photographer of the Year: Stephen Hird, Reuters; Karwai Tang, Alpha Photo Press Agency; James Whatling, UK Press/Freelance; Les Wilson, Freelance/The Mail on Sunday/The Sunday Telegraph.

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