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Thursday 26 April 2012

Barclays reveal photographer award shortlist

Awards to be given for best photographers and pictures from the past 20 seasons

Photographers have captured great moments in the Barclays Premier League

TAKE A LOOK AT THE SHORTLISTED IMAGES

Barclays, title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, has announced its shortlist for the Barclays Photographer of the 20 Seasons.

The awards are open to all current and former professional photographers who have covered the Premier League, and recognise the important role that photography has played within the game.

The awards aim to capture the iconic moments of passion, excitement and drama that have defined the competition over the past 20 seasons.

Split into two categories, the Barclays Photographer of the 20 Seasons will be judged on five images submitted with the winner receiving a Barclays award and £10,000 of photographic equipment.

"Photography has played a major role in the history of the Premier League"
- Kevin Wall, Barclays

The Barclays Shot of the 20 Seasons will be decided from the best single image submitted by each photographer. The winner will also receive a Barclays award together with £5,000 of photographic equipment.

A huge number of entries to the competition has been whittled down to a shortlist of images for both categories which were deemed to best capture the essence and emotion of the league since it’s inception in 1992.

The judging panel includes Kevin Wall, a Managing Director and Vice Chairman at Barclays; Steve Bates, Chairman of the Football Writers’ Association; Alan Sparrow, President of the Guild of Picture Editors; Martin Tyler, Sky Sports commentator; and Hamish Brown, celebrated sports photographer.

Kevin Wall of Barclays said: "Photography has played a major role in the history of the Premier League, and has brought to life the most memorable moments of the past 20 seasons.

"It is a privilege to be judging some of the best football photographs by some of the best photographers in the business."

The winners of both categories will be announced in May 2012.

Barclays Photographer of the 20 Seasons Shortlist:

Bradley Ormesher – The Times
Clive Brunskill – Getty Images
Darren Walsh – Chelsea FC
Graham Chadwick – Daily Mail
Ian Hodgson – Daily Mail
Mark Leech – Offside Sports Photography
Mark Robinson – The Sun
Mike Hewitt - Getty Images
Robin Jones – Digital South
Tom Jenkins – Guardian / Observer

Barclays Shot of the 20 Seasons Shortlist:

Bradley Ormesher – The Times
Clive Brunskill – Getty Images
Craig Brough – Action Images
Darren Walsh – Chelsea FC
Graham Chadwick – Daily Mail
Mark Leech – Offside Sports Photography
Mike Hewitt - Getty Images
Robert Noyes - Pinnacle
Robin Jones – Digital South
Robin Parker – FotoSport
Tom Jenkins – Guardian / Observer
Tony O’Brien – Action Images

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Key Points

  • Barclays announce shortlist for Photography Awards
  • Awards for Best Photographer and Best Shot of past 20 seasons
  • Expert panel to decide on winners, who will be revealed in May 2012
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