2013 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards winners announced

The winners of the fourth UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards, including the winner of the prestigious overall SABMiller Photographer of the Year Award, were presented with their awards by Nigel Farage MEP at a glittering ceremony held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.
Hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Kate Silverton, the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards recognise outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment.
The winners, who each received cash prizes and a trophy, were:

  • SABMiller Photographer of the Year - Stefan Wermuth, Reuters
  • Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year - Jason Alden, Bloomberg/The Independent
  • British Airways Fashion and Entertainment Photographer of the Year - Dave Benett, The London Evening Standard
  • BT Citizen Photographer of the Year - Björn Olsson
  • Fixation Young Photographer Bursary - David Hedges, South West News Service
  • Getty Royal Photographer of the Year - Mark Stewart, Freelance
  • Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year - Anthony Chappel-Ross, The Press, York
  • Nikon Sports Photographer of the Year - Adrian Dennis, Agence France-Presse
  • Nikon Videographer of the Year - David Hedges, South West News Service
  • OpenText News Photographer of the Year - Stefan Wermuth, Reuters
  • UK Picture Editors’ Guild Photo Essay of the Year - Jack Hill, The Times

Alan Sparrow, UK Picture Editors' Guild Chairman, said: ‘This year’s entries produced some of the closest scoring amongst our judges, but a clear winner emerged early. I think that the work of Stefan Wermuth makes him an outstanding SABMiller Photographer of the Year.’

The entries, from over 400 press photographers across the country, were judged by a panel of picture editors from national, regional and international newspapers, as well as photographic agencies. Three runners-up in each category were also acknowledged with 'commended' and ‘highly commended’ awards.

In addition Paul Delmar, retired Head of Press Photography and Photo-Journalism at Norton College Sheffield, was given the UK Picture Editors' Guild Chairman's Award for his outstanding contribution to press photography. With extensive experience as a news photographer, picture editor, and lecturer, many of the top names in news photography today are Paul’s former students.

The full list of 2013 winners is:

  • SABMiller Photographer of the Year - Stefan Wermuth, Reuters

  • Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year - Jason Alden, Bloomberg/The Independent
    Highly Commended - Stefan Wermuth
    Commended - Leon Neal, Anthony Devlin

  • British Airways Fashion and Entertainment Photographer of the Year - Dave Benett, The London Evening Standard
    Highly Commended - Jason Alden
    Commended - Lia Toby, Jon Enoch

  • BT Citizen Photographer of the Year - Björn Olsson
    Highly Commended - James Wood
    Commended - Eleanor Bennett, Ian Barstow

  • Fixation Young Photographer Bursary - David Hedges, South West News Service
    Highly Commended - Chris Fairweather
    Commended - Daniel Mullan, Jack Taylor

  • Getty Royal Photographer of the Year - Mark Stewart, Freelance
    Highly Commended - Chris Jackson
    Commended - Andrew Parsons, John Stillwell

  • Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year - Anthony Chappel-Ross, The Press, York
    Highly Commended - Frank Dwyer
    Commended - Stephen Garnett, Mike Tipping

  • Nikon Sports Photographer of the Year - Adrian Dennis, Agence France-Presse
    Highly Commended - Ian MacNicol
    Commended - Mike Egerton, Rebecca Naden

  • Nikon Videographer of the Year - David Hedges, South West News Service
    Highly Commended - Julian Simmonds
    Commended - Edmond Terakopian

  • OpenText News Photographer of the Year - Stefan Wermuth, Reuters
    Highly Commended - Justin Tallis
    Commended - Jack Hill, Dave Thompson

  • UK Picture Editors’ Guild Photo Essay of the Year - Jack Hill, The Times
    Highly Commended - Rick Findler
    Commended - John Giles, William Wintercross

  • UK Picture Editors' Guild Chairman's Award - Paul Delmar, Press Photography/Photo-Journalism Consultant

Both the winner’s and finalist’s entries can be viewed and downloaded from here

A free exhibition of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2013 winners and finalists opens at the Museum of London on Wednesday 6 November 2013, and runs until Sunday 16 March 2014. More than sixty photographs will be displayed in the museum’s rotunda, allowing visitors to view the images up close, at their leisure.

Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London, said: ‘Each time I have opened a newspaper this year, I am reminded of just how much London is the epicentre for the most dramatic, colourful and character-filled events in 2013. Just the utterance of “Wimbledon” or “royal baby” sparks a kaleidoscope of images which flooded our national news outlets and entered public consciousness. The energy and emotions of a whirlwind year are captured in these award winning press photographs, reminding visitors of the highs and lows which defined 2013.’



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