The British Press Photographers' Association are delighted to announce the completion of The Press Photographer of the Year competition for 2023.
Created by press photographers for press photographers, this unique competition enables images submitted to act as a showcase for the outstanding and unprecedented press photography taken for and used by the UK media.
Our aim is to demonstrate once again that the still image burns the keenest, fastest impression on the public conscience and is the most effective way to show the world as it really is.
Almost 1500 photographs taken throughout the year were entered into nine categories by photographers working in the UK and abroad.
Members of the association were then invited to vote for their favourite entries in each category with members of the board then choosing the overall winning portfolio from the category winners.
Comment from the Chair:
Now in its fourth year, The BPPA’s Press Photographer of the Year competition has once again delivered an abundance of outstanding images from the industry’s best photographers. 2023 was another busy year with the once in a lifetime Coronation of King Charles III leading us in to a summer of sport before the Autumn’s party conference season proved a popular subject with Labour’s glittery protestor making several appearances in the news category.
The broad range of this year’s entries shows that the best Press Photographers can turn their talents to any subject and still walk away with something fresh and engaging, the kind of images that jump off the pages of newspapers across the country and indeed the world.
It is very encouraging to see such high quality entries in the Young photographer category. A group of photographers that we will be watching closely over the coming years and expect to see taking home more trophies in the future.
I’d like to thank everyone for entering, judging and to the team at The BPPA for their hard work to run this competition on behalf of press photographers.
Jamie Lorriman, Chair, The BPPA
About the BPPA
Founded in 1984, The British Press Photographers’ Association represents professional photographers concerned with taking, editing and distributing news, feature, sports and other editorial photographs, with their work predominantly for the British news media, and promotes the highest ethical, technical and creative standards.
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