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Photographers' success at industry exams

Eighteen press photographers and photojournalists have been successful in the latest National Certificate Examinations.

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has announced the results of the exams taken at Norton College in Sheffield earlier this month.

Sixteen press photographers and four photojournalists sat the exam.

A number of special awards were also made, with Jane Barlow from the Derby Telegraph – who passed in May – being named Fuji Photographer of the Year.

Steve Haywood, of the Coventry Evening Telegraph, won the South Wales Argus Prize for the best picture spread.

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The successful press photographers were:

Lara Ball – Salisbury Journal;
Emily Barber – Leicester Mercury;
Matt Barron – Coventry Evening Telegraph;
Veronique De Viguerie – Lincolnshire Echo;
Anthony Devlin – Gloucestershire Echo;
Janna Dixon – Leicester Mercury;
Colin Finch – Hinckley Times;
Sarah Gaunt – Basingstoke Gazette;
Rebecca Harley – Bristol Observer;
Clare Lewis – The Sentinel (Stoke);
Nitu Mistry – Slough and Windsor Express;
Alison Raven – Harrogate Advertiser;
Lewis Whyld – Freelance;
Toby Williams – Edinburgh Evening News.

The photojournalists who passed were:

Katherine Batchelor – Northampton Chronicle and Echo;
Christopher Booth – Scarborough Evening News;
Steven Haywood – Coventry Evening Telegraph;
Rose Pearce – Burton Daily Mail.

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