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Press Photographert of the Year

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National Newspaper Photographer of the Year

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Sports Photographer of the Year

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Arts & Entertainment photographer of the Year

Dave Benett began his career in the Seventies, specialising in news and sports photography before concentrating exclusively on the London party scene. During his thirty year career, Dave has created over 400,000 entertainment images for the leading UK national newspapers of all the biggest names on the planet today.​

News Photographer of the Year

Fixation was founded in 1988 by Mike Allen, and has grown into the UK's largest independent repairer of Professional Photographic equipment, dedicated to looking after the needs of Canon and Nikon-users throughout the UK. Selected by LOCOG to provide the official Press Photographer Services shop at the London Olympics, it is now a major force in photographic services with a highly specialised workshop with 22 technicians, a knowledgeable Sales team and a busy Rental department.

Photo Essay of the Year

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Young Photographer of the Year

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Regional Photographer of the Year

From our roots as a conventional photographic laboratory, Genesis Imaging has developed into a one of London and the UK's leading suppliers of high quality digital photographic printing, Custom Picture Framing, mounting and large format display printing services. Our huge range of professional photographic services continues to meet the needs of leading professional photographers, design studios, advertising and marketing agencies, along with businesses operating in many diverse sectors.

Royal Photographer of the Year

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The UK Picture Editors' Guild has appointed industry website Photoarchivenews as it's official media partner to broaden the search for entries to the new major competition for all photographers contributing to the press. Photoarchivenews (PAN) has been appointed as the official media partner to the Guild for the duration of the 2011 Awards.

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The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards in association with Shutterstock have been joined by industry giant Fujifilm to recognise young talent.

This year, the challenge set by Fujifilm and The UK Picture Editors Guild awards in association with Shutterstock, is to show with five images their understanding of the course they are on.

Chair of the UK Picture Editor Guild, Alan Sparrow said ”it has been an ambition of the Guild for some time to involve and encourage the student photographers in the country and to introduce them to a competition that will sharpen their talents and we believe this challenge does just that”.

Andreas Georghiades, Marketing Manager, Electronic Imaging said “Fujifilm UK are excited to introduce the new student category to the Industries leading press photography awards. We are looking forward to seeing the work the students are capable of producing and feel that the prizes being offered will be encourage submissions and help give the winners the tools they need to progress in education and careers in photography”

The competition is open to students on photographic courses at Universities and Colleges throughout the UK.

The winner will receive a top of the range Fuji X-T2 and £200 cash prize, and the two runners up will receive an X-T20.

The entries will be judged by a panel of judges, all working picture editors, who will judge the students and the professionals with the same critical eye.

The new category to the awards opens for entry on November 1st and closes on December 8th.

Entry to the competition for students will be free.“