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Pretty as a picture: photo shortlists hit the heights

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The Association is today publishing the shortlisted contenders for five photography categories, including the Rio 2016 Portfolio award.

The winners and highly commended entries in all categories will be revealed at the 40th staging of the British Sports Journalism Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Monday 27 February 2017. 

And that is when the SJA Sports Photographer of the Year, chosen from among the category winners, will be announced by SJA President Patrick Collins, at a ceremony hosted by Jim Rosenthal.

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The 2015 overall winner was Alan Crowhurst of Getty Images. This year he is shortlisted again, in the Specialist Sports Portfolio category, as is Carl Recine of Action Images, Sports Picture winner last year.

Richard Pelham of The Sun is shortlisted twice, in the Football Picture and Sports Feature categories while Bob Martin of Silverhub Media is nominated in Sports Picture and Rio 2016 Portfolio.

Flying the flag for freelances are Myriam Cawston (Sport Picture), Philip Brown (Specialist Sports) and Ian MacNicol (Rio 2016). There were 199 submissions this year and the standard was deemed even higher than last year by the judges, led by David Ofield.

Ofield said: “Sports photography last year was as important as ever with a record entry and these awards are the ultimate accolade for the British sports photographer. A great deal of technique and skill is required to capture the perfect sports picture and this has been achieved across all of the categories.

“2016 was a powerful year for sports photography and I am delighted to say it is in good hands with some very talented photographers competing. The photographers that entered this year should all be very proud.”

If you want to be part of our 40th awards presentations, being staged for the first time at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, you are advised to book your tickets now, as demand is expected to be high and there are limited places available.

SJA members get a massive discount on their tickets, and can also bring a partner or colleague with guest tickets on special offer. For full details visit our ticket-booking site here: www.sjabritishsportsjournalismawards.co.uk

THE SHORTLISTS

Football Picture

Clive Brunskill – Getty Images

Daniel Mullan – Getty Images

Phil Noble – Reuters

Richard Pelham – The Sun

Justin Setterfield – Getty Images

John Sibley – Action Images / Reuters

 

Sport Picture

Myriam Cawston – Freelance

Laurence Griffiths – Getty Images

Alex Livesey – Getty Images

Mikal Ludlow – Gloucester Echo

Bob Martin – Silverhub Media

Richard Pelham – The Sun

 

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Sports Portfolio

David Davies – Press Association

Mike Egerton – Press Association

Tom Jenkins – Guardian

Alex Livesey – Getty Images

Dylan Martinez – Reuters

Clive Rose – Getty Images

 

Specialist Sports Portfolio

Philip Brown – Freelance

Alan Crowhurst – Getty Images

Eddie Keogh – Reuters

Carl Recine – Action Images / Reuters

Clive Rose – Getty Images

Edward Whitaker – Racing Post

 

Rio 2016 Portfolio

Laurence Griffiths – Getty Images

Alex Livesey – Getty Images

Ian MacNicol – Freelance

Bob Martin – Silverhub Media

Clive Mason – Getty Images

Kirsty Wigglesworth – Associated Press

 

 

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