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Picture awards nominations announced

Top photographers from around the regional press are to battle it out with agency snappers and staffers from the nationals for the Picture Editors’ Awards 2002.

The winners will be decided by picture editors’ votes through the awards website.

The nominations have just been announced and include photographers from the Express & Echo, Birmingham Post, Liverpool Daily Post, Yorkshire Post, Glasgow Herald and the Birmingham Evening Mail.

Nominees, together with a guest, will be invited to join the audience at the awards ceremony at Guildhall in London on Monday, May 27.

The nominated pictures will be posted to www.pictureawards.net soon.

The awards recognise and reward the very best of photographic journalism in the UK and Ireland and are sponsored by Fujifilm and Getty Images, with further support from Diageo, the Corporation of London, and Guinness.

Picture editors from daily, Sunday, and evening newspapers throughout the UK and Ireland, together with those at news agency members of the Wirephoto Association, will vote on the ultimate winners through the web site.

The nominations are:

Portfolio Awards:

Fujifilm Photographer of the Year
Stephen Hird; Freelance
Heathcliff O’Malley; Daily Telegraph
Richard Pohle; The Times
Ian Waldie Reuters

Getty Images Portfolio Award – Single Story
David Cheskin; Press Association
Richard Mills; Freelance
Seamus Murphy; Freelance/Corbis

Getty Images Magazine Photographer of the Year
Tom Craig; Freelance / The Growbag Agency
Ken Lennox; Freelance
Alan Peebles; Daily Record
Chris Watt; Freelance

Diageo Young Photographer of the Year
Matt Austin; Express and Echo, Exeter
Rob Bodman; Freelance / Daily Telegraph
Graeme Robertson; The Scotsman
Abbie Trayler-Smith; Freelance / Daily Telegraph

Single Picture Awards

Getty Images News Photographer of the Year
Jonathan Evans; The Independent
John James; Birmingham Post
Peter Nicholls; The Times
Cavan Pawson; Evening Standard

Fujifilm Sports Photographer of the Year
Clive Brunskill; Getty Images
Mike King; Daily Telegraph
Gerald Penny; EPA / Agence France Press
David Shopland; Mail on Sunday

Getty Images Features Photographer of the Year
Roger Bamber; Freelance / The Guardian
David Cannon; Getty Images
Chris Furlong; Scotland on Sunday

Fujifilm Arts & Entertainment Photographer of the Year
Tim Allen; The Independent
Martin Birchall; Liverpool Daily Post
David Fisher; London Features International

Getty Images Royal Photographer of the Year
Frank Barrett; Freelance
Adrian Dennis; EPA / Agence France Press
Andy Hooper; Daily Mail
Chris Watt; Freelance

Guinness Best Black & White Photograph
Chris Furlong; Scotland on Sunday
Wattie Cheung; Freelance
Simon Hulme; The Yorkshire Post
Gordon Terris; The Herald

Business Photographer of the Year – The Lord Mayor’s Award
Stephen Hird; Freelance
Steve Murphy; Birmingham Evening Mail
Graeme Robertson; The Scotsman.

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