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UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards winning photographers to be announced today

This evening the winning photographers of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards will be announced at a special event in London. is official Media Partner to the Awards and will be there again this year as guest of The Mega Agency (thanks chaps!) one of the event sponsors.  For the second year running, The Mega Agency is picking up the tab for the after bar at the prestigious annual awards. The event, which honours Britain’s most talented photographers and videojournalists, takes place tonight at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters in London.
The Mega Agency is proud to be one of the sponsors for the awards, which recognises  outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment. Mega founder and president Kevin Smith told PAN: “We’re proud to be one of the sponsors for tonight’s awards and our team is looking forward to seeing everyone. Please, have a drink on us!”

We should have a full event report (early’ish) on Tuesday 27th but you can follow the proceedings almost live on Twitter @PANupdate and the Guild @ukpicedsguild or follow #picedawards

Click the images to view the Finalists

Ian Day, Assistant Editor of the Yorkshire Post and his panel of judges for the awards announced the shortlisted images in January HERE
The judges included Matt Phelvin of Rex/Shutterstock who said of the Arts photography ‘’A cracking set of pictures capturing some candid off guard moments with lots of skill’’.
Ian Day said ‘ it’s been an absolute honour and pleasure to carry out the role and to work with a dedicated judging panel. The photography produced has been world class.’’

Martin Keene of the Press Association commented on the National Newspapers category ‘’for these
photographers every assignment has to count: with the huge competition from agencies and freelances, they can’t have an off day. There’s no off day here’’.


Scroll down for the shortlist while enjoying a few of their photographs on the way – Just brilliant press photography, well done all!

DUBLIN, IRELAND – AUGUST 13: Competitors go for a swim in Dun Laoghaire harbour as athletes makes their final preparations before the start of the IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin triathlon event on August 13, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for Ironman)


Date:21st July 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1009/64p) Behind the scenes in preparing Afternoon Tea at Betty’s Craft Bakery, Plumpton Park, Harrogate. Pictured Sam Hartley, Confectionery Team Leader infront of a selection of miniature cakes, Grand Cru chocolate Raspberry Square, Fresh Berry Meringue, Miniature Battenberg, Orange Religieuse, Strawberry Macaroon, and Chocolate & Praline Slice. (James Hardisty/Yorkshire Post)


Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender attend the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)


Leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, celebrates victory in the EU Referendum at the party in Millbank, London. (Charlie Bibby/Financial Times)


QAYYARAH, IRAQ – OCTOBER 21: A boy pauses on his bike as he passes an oil field that was set on fire by retreating ISIS fighters ahead of the Mosul offensive, on October 21, 2016 in Qayyarah, Iraq. Several hundred Iraqi families have been made to leave their homes for Mosul by Islamic State fighters as the UN warns they could be used as human shields. ISIS have attacked Kirkuk today as Kurdish and Iraqi forces, backed by a coalition including Britain and the U.S.A continue their offensive to retake Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)


Italy’s team compete in the Women’s Team Pursuit qualification during the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London on March 3, 2016 (Adrian Dennis/AFP)


Following is a list of photographers shortlisted in alphabetical order:

National Newspaper Photographer of the Year.
Bruce Adams – Daily Mail
Charles Bibby – Financial Times
Adam Gerrard – Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror
James Glossop – The Times

Videographer of the Year
Bryan O’Brien – Irish Times
Laurence Griffiths – Getty Images

Sports Photographer of the Year
Adrian Dennis – AFP
Ian MacNicol – Freelance
Justin Setterfield – Getty Images
Alex Whitehead – SWpix

Olympic Picture of the Year
Andy Hooper – Daily Mail
Tom Jenkins –  Guardian and Observer
Ian MacNicol – Freelance
Stefan Warmth – Reuters

Royal Photographer of the Year
Adrian Dennis – AFP
Samir Hussein – Freelance
Chris Jackson – Getty Images
Andrew Parsons – I images

News Photographer of the Year
Carl Court – Getty Images
Chris Furlong – Getty Images
Adrian Gray – SWNS
Jeff Mitchell – Getty Images

Arts and Entertainment Photographer of the Year
Dave Benett – Evening Standard
Gareth Cattermole – Getty Images
Tristan Sewings – Freelance
James Glossop – The Times

Business Photographer of the Year
Chris Furlong – Getty Images
James Glossop – The Times
Richard Pohle – The Times
Tom Stockily – Sunday Times

Young Photographer Bursary
Tolga Amen – London News Pictures
James Gourley – Rex/Shutterstock
Alex Whitehead – SWpix
Charlotte Wilson – Offside Sports Photography

Regional Photographer of the Year
John Giles – Freelance
James Hardisty – Yorkshire Post
Simon Hulme – Yorkshire Post
Charles McQuillan – Getty Images

Photo Essay of the Year
Matt Cardy – Getty Images
Andy Hooper – Daily Mail
Jeff Mitchell – Getty Images
Christian Sinibaldi – Freelance

The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards recognise outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment. Winners will receive prizes from sponsors such as Bloomberg, British Airways, Fixation and Qatar Airways at the annual Awards event, which will take place in London at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters, 27 March 2017.
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