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photo: Mr Stefan Wermuth, Reuters (Opentext News Photographer of the Year and SABMiller Photographer of the Year 2013)

2013 winners

SABMiller Photographer of the Year

Stefan Wermuth, Reuters

Stefan Wermuth

I started work as a commercial photographer in 1994 while studying at the School of Art in Bern, in my native Switzerland. After working as a freelance for local newspapers and a national sports agency, in 2004 I joined Reuters Switzerland. Since 2009 I am based in London covering news, sports, features and entertainment.

It was a busy time since then with events ranging from the Pope's visit, the London riots, the London 2012 Olympics, the Royal Wedding, the first British singles win at Wimbledon since 1936, the death of Britain's former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, to the birth of Prince George, the first child of Prince William and Kate, just to name a view.

I was fortunate enough to cover all events.

UK Picture Editors' Guild Chairman's Award

Paul Delmar, Press Photography/Photo-Journalism Consultant

NIKON SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr Adrian Dennis, Agence France-Presse
Highly CommendedMr Ian MacNicol, Agence France-Presse/Freelance
CommendedMr Mike Egerton, The Press Association
CommendedMiss Rebecca Naden, Reuters

GETTY IMAGES ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr Mark Stewart, Freelance
Highly CommendedMr Chris Jackson, Getty Images
CommendedMr andrew parsons, i-Images
CommendedMr John Stillwell, The Press Association

OPENTEXT NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr Stefan Wermuth, Reuters
Highly CommendedMr Justin Tallis, Agence France-Presse/Freelance
CommendedMr Jack Hill, The TImes
CommendedMr Dave Thompson, The Press Association

BRITISH AIRWAYS FASHION AND ENTERTAINMENT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr David Benett, The London Evening Standard
Highly CommendedMr Jason Alden, Bloomberg/Independent
CommendedMs Lia Toby, WENN
CommendedMr Jon Enoch, Freelance

BLOOMBERG BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr Jason Alden, Bloomberg/Independent
Highly CommendedMr Stefan Wermuth, Reuters
CommendedMr Leon Neal, Agence France-Presse
CommendedMr Anthony Devlin, The Press Association

FIXATION YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHER BURSARY

Winner: Mr David Hedges, South West News Service
Highly CommendedMr Chris Fairweather, Ross Parry Agency Ltd
CommendedMr Daniel Mullan, Pinnacle Photo Agency
CommendedMr Jack Taylor, National News and Pictures

GENESIS REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr Anthony Chappel-Ross, The Press, York
Highly CommendedMr Frank Dwyer, The Press, York
CommendedMr Stephen Garnett, Craven Herald
CommendedMr Mike Tipping, The Press, York

THE PICTURE EDITORS GUILD PHOTO ESSAY OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr Jack Hill, The TImes
Syria, Aleppo. What started as small protests for more democracy over two years ago has become an ever more violent and sectarian civil war with latest estimates putting the number of dead at 100.000 many of whom are women and children.
Highly CommendedMr Rick Findler, Freelance
CommendedMr John Giles, The Press Association
CommendedMr William Wintercross, The Daily Telegraph

BT CITIZEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr Björn Olsson
Highly CommendedMr James Wood
CommendedMs Eleanor Bennett
CommendedMr Ian Barstow

NIKON UK VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Mr David Hedges, South West News Service

Britain's Longest-serving Blacksmith
Britain's longest-serving blacksmith is still forging iron in his workshop - at the age of 84. Hardy Fred Harriss, 84, first picked up a hammer and tong aged ten in 1938 and is still working every day 74 years later.

Highly Commended: Mr Julian Simmonds, The Daily Telegraph

The Return
In 1991 Terry Waite was released from captivity after five years as a hostage in Beirut. In this short film we find him 21 years later as he returns to Lebanon to revisit some of the places he knew, observe the plight of refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria, and make an historic meeting with his former captors.

Commended: Mr Edmond Terakopian, Freelance

Electric Coffee Company
A mini documentary on a small privately owned cafe.