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Updated: UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards – winners and event photos

The photo industry was treated to another excellent evening at the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards in London this week  – thanks to the Guild and the event sponsors.
Congratulations go to Photographer Jeff Mitchell – a Getty Images photographer based in Scotland – who won three awards including Shutterstock Press Photographer Of The Year.
This is the 8th awards Photo Archive News has attended as media partner – the location, atmosphere, images and people really have made this into the go-to event for the editorial photo industry  – thanks again!
Guild Chairman Alan Sparrow told PAN the morning after: “Another fun packed networking event surrounded the awards this year with 30 tables full of passionate image industry personalities”
Ben Pfeifer, SVP Editorial, Shutterstock told PAN today: “I was delighted to be there to celebrate the 40th year of the Picture Editor’s Guild. It really is the industry’s most glamorous event of the year. The excellence and creativity of the photographers who were shortlisted demonstrated such a high bar of remarkable photography in every category. It’s great to be able to share this evening with so many of our partners.”

Picture Editors Guild Awards London March 27 2017 – Main event photos ©Ben Fitzpatrick/PEGAwards


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Photographer Jeff Mitchell holds his Shutterstock Photographer Of The Year Award flanked by Shutterstock’s Ben Pfeifer SVP, Editorial and Awards host broadcaster Kate Silverton

above photo: Shutterstock Press Photographer of the Year 2016

Dave Ofield & Bob Kirwin

above photo: UK Picture Editors’ Guild Chairman’s Award

View the full list of winning Photographers and their Images on the Guild site now

PAN spotted Jeff up early the morning after and still celebrating with one his awards … off for a winners breakfast!

Awards host broadcaster Kate Silverton with Alan Sparrow Chairman UK Picture Editors Guild

If you have any event photos from your table and want them featured please send them to me at


Photographer Bruce Adams



Pictured from left to right: Paul Ashton, Head of Pictures at Mail Online, David Ellis, Mega UK sales manager, Mega CEO Tom Tramborg, David Boyle, Managing Editor Photo at New York Post, Mega Agency founder Kevin Smith, Will Carleton, Photo Archive News and Simon Hammond, Mega UK Picture Editor.


Mark Leech with photographer Charlotte Wilson of Offside Sports agency shortlisted in the Getty Images Young Photographer Bursary category – all smiles!


The Mega Agency warming up for the event with a little singing conducted by MD Tom Tramborg …at a pub close by.


• A few Tweets covering the event  – click the tweet to follow:


David Hayes, Shutterstock – Ellie Brown, Splash News and Simon Hammond, The Mega Agency – catching some ‘fresh air’ outside the event







Picture Editors Guild Awards 2017


Scott Shillum of VisMedia speaking about his ‘CALM Photography Movement’ which is raising awareness and funds for the CALM charity. – view the graphic below for the exhibition



Photographer Laurence Griffiths


Photographer Justin Setterfield


Photographer Andy Hooper

Photographer James Glossop

Photographer Tolga Akmen



View the full list of winning Photographers and their Images on the Guild site now

UK Picture Editors Guild

View all Awards coverage over the years on PAN here

On Twitter here #pegawards and #picedawards

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