Agence France-Presse photographer Adrian Dennis won three categories at the Press Photographer’s Year 2013 awards yesterday.
The sports photographer won first prize in the photograph of the year award for the image above, which shows Thailand’s Nina Lamsan Ligon taking part in the Eventing competition at the 2012 Olympics in Greenwich Park.
Dennis also won first prizes in the sports folio and Olympics folio awards.
Elsewhere, Getty Images also produced three winners. Alex Livesey claimed the sports action prize, Ian Walton won the award for Olympic singles and Oli Scarff won the live news award. Scarff's photo, below, shows a man running away from police at Notting Hill Carnival in 2011.
The awards, now in their seventh year, were open to all photographers based in the UK or working for UK media.
In association with the British Press Photographers’ Association, the awards this year attracted 390 entries from more than 20 countries in Europe, as well as Japan, South Africa, India, Australia and the United States.
Here is the full list of winners:
The Prize Winners for 2013
PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR Adrian Dennis AFP
FIRST PRIZE: NEW FOLIO OF THE YEAR Jack Hill THE TIMES
FIRST PRIZE: NEWS Adam Dean PANOS PICTURES
FIRST PRIZE: LIVE NEWS Oli Scarff GETTY IMAGES
FIRST PRIZE: FEATURES Felix Clay DUCKRABBIT
FIRST PRIZE: PHOTO ESSAY Andrew McConnell PANOS PICTURES
FIRST PRIZE: PORTRAITS Simon Hulme YORKSHIRE POST
FIRST PRIZE: THE ARTS David Levene THE GUARDIAN
FIRST PRIZE: ROYALTY Jeremy Selwyn EVENING STANDARD (picture below, showing the Queen at a Cabinet meeting in December 2012)
FIRST PRIZE: ENTERTAINMENT Luke MacGregor REUTERS
FIRST PRIZE: SPORTS FOLIO OF THE YEAR Adrian Dennis AFP
FIRST PRIZE: OLYMPIC FOLIO Adrian Dennis AFP
FIRST PRIZE: SPORTS SPECIALIST FOLIO OF THE YEAR Julian Finney GETTY IMAGES
FIRST PRIZE: SPORTS ACTION Alex Livesey GETTY IMAGES
FIRST PRIZE: SPORTS FEATURES Andy Hooper DAILY MAIL
FIRST PRIZE: OLYMPIC SINGLES Ian Walton GETTY IMAGES
FIRST PRIZE: MULTIMEDIA Georgina Cranston DUCKRABBIT
HIGHLY COMMENDED : MULTIMEDIA Edmond Terakopian
FIRST PRIZE: DIGITAL FILM Simon Rawles THE GUARDIAN
A slideshow of winning photographs can be found here.
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