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NCE photography success

Fourteen press photographers have passed their National Certificate Examinations.

The latest candidates sat the exam on November 7, when there were 17 entrants.

Two distinctions were awarded to Ben Birchall, of the Lincolnshire Echo, and Skye Brackpool, of the Evening Argus, Brighton.


  • Ben Birchall’s spread in the Lincolnshire Echo
    (pic courtesy NCTJ)
  • South Wales Argus Prize for the Best Picture Spread was awarded to Ben, from a brief to “find a fanatic”, while Skye picked up two prizes – for Photographer of the Year and Best Portfolio.


  • Skye’s news picture from her award-winning portfolio
    (pic courtesy NCTJ)
  • The other successful candidates were:

  • Joe Bailey: The Daventry Express;
  • Allan Bovill: Derbyshire Times;
  • Jennifer Burton: Isle of Wight County Times;
  • Tracey Chambers: Nottingham Evening Post;
  • Donna Clifford: South Yorkshire Newspapers;
  • Christopher Etchells: Gainsborough Standard;
  • Emma Lee: Worcester Standard;
  • Craig Leng: Shields Gazette;
  • Luan Marshall: Evening Echo, Basildon;
  • Lucie Sear: Hereford Times;
  • Sarah Spencer: Wokingham Times;
  • Photo-journalist – Helen Gardner: Yorkshire Post.

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