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Richard ‘Dickie’ Pelham wins SJA Sports Photographer of the Year

Richard Pelham with a few awards. Image Supplied

Congratulations to The Sun’s Richard Pelham who won the SJA Sports Photographer of the Year 2017, sponsored by Canon, seen here holding his three awards including The Ed Lacey Trophy. He also took Sports Picture and Football Portfolio.

The following photography awards were also presented at a gala dinner on 26 February at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, hosted by Jim Rosenthal. Sponsored by the National Lottery, the awards were attended by more than 500 guests including 16 places given by the National Lottery to next-generation journalists.

Away from the Action
Winner: Oli Scarff – Freelance

The judges said: “Highly commended are the freelance, Ian MacNicol and Marc Aspland of The Times. The winner quite simply, entered the standout picture in a very strong category.  It is a montage of faces, emotions and action – captured at on of those quintessentially British events, called the Up’ards and Down’ards in Ashbourne…and this Shrovetide Football has been going on since 1667”

Sport Picture
Winner: Richard Pelham – The Sun

Canon Sports Portfolio
Winner: Clive Mason – Getty Images

The judges said: “Judging categories like this is always difficult because the standard is always so high. There are some great photographers on the shortlist.  Highly commended are Laurence Griffiths and Clive Rose – both from Getty Images.  The winning portfolio though, was an example of supreme skill, creativity and variety, demonstrating a great technical ability.”

Specialist Sports Portfolio
Winner: Alan Crowhurst – Getty Images

Football Portfolio
Winner: Richard Pelham – The Sun

Special mention to all those shortlisted below:

Away from the Action
Marc Aspland – The Times
Philip Brown – Freelance
Clive Brunskill – Getty Images
Laurence Griffiths – Getty Images
Ian MacNicol – Freelance
Oli Scarff – Freelance

Football Portfolio
Marc Atkins – Offside Sports Photography
Andrew Boyers – Action Images / Reuters
Laurence Griffiths – Getty Images
Phil Noble – Reuters
Richard Pelham – The Sun
Michael Regan – Getty Images

Specialist Sports Portfolio
Philip Brown – Freelance
Clive Brunskill – Getty Images
Alan Crowhurst – Getty Images
Lawrence Lustig – Freelance
Clive Mason – Getty Images
Andrew Redington – Getty Images

Sports Picture
Henry Browne – Freelance
Daniel Chesterton – PHC Images
Mike Hewitt – Getty Images
Alex Livesey – Getty Images
Clive Mason – Getty Images
Richard Pelham – The Sun

Canon Sports Portfolio
Shaun Botterill – Getty Images
Laurence Griffiths – Getty Images
Ian MacNicol – Freelance
Clive Mason – Getty Images
Bradley Ormesher – The Times
Clive Rose – Getty Images

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