Photographer of the Year

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This category seeks to identify outstanding visual imagery captured by a stills photographer or photojournalist between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021. Work published or broadcast between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2021 relating to the COVID pandemic ONLY will also be accepted.


Submissions should consist of either three news photographs or a series of three features photographs. At least one of these photos must have been published on a publicly viewable, non-passworded platform eg a website or print outlet, but the others can be unpublished photographs.


Submitted work must have been produced in Wales, for an audience in Wales. 


You must:

  • Submit either three photographs from three separate news stories, or a series of three photographs which illustrate a feature

  • Upload a jpg of the image AND – for published photographs - a PDF of the printed page on which it appeared with the publication date visible, or a link to the website on which it appeared

  • Where you are submitting a link to your work, it is a condition of entry that this link must be live, and remain live, until the end of March 2022. Please ensure you provide any passwords required. Failure to do so may result in disqualification

  • Supply a supporting statement (maximum 300 words), explaining your work and how it was obtained/produced. 


Judges will be looking for:

  • Imagery which enhances the telling of the story

  • Imagery which has high impact

  • Creativity of shots

  • (For 3 picture feature stories submitted) Visual pace 


The organisers reserve the right to mention any entrants to this category and to display any of the work they enter in any publicity and marketing relating to the competition without copyright infringement.


The decision of the judges in this category is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you observe these criteria since failure to do so may result in your entry being disqualified.