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(left) Alan Sparrow, (right) Howard Lee (Genesis Imaging's Finance Director), (centre) Martin Keene (Group Picture Editor for the Press Association - accepting Jane Barlow's award on her behalf), (right) Kate Silverton
Genesis Imaging Regional Photographer of the Year finalist Colin Lane
Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year Finalist - © Colin Lane
Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year finalist Tolga Akmen
Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year Finalist - © Tolga Akmen
Canon sports Photographer of the Year finalist Alex Broadway
Canon Sports Photographer of the Year Finalist - © Alex Broadway
Getty Images Young Photographer Bursary finalist Naomi Baker
Getty Images Young Photographers Bursary Finalist - © Naomi Baker
Fleet Streets Finest National Newspaper Photographer of the Year finalist Richard Pohle
Fleet Street's Finest National Newspaper Photographer of the Year Finalist - © Richard Pohle
Fixation News Photographer of the Year finalist Peter Macdiarmid
Fixation News Photographer of the Year Finalist - © Peter MacDiarmid
UKPEG Essay photographer of the Year finalist Jack Taylor
UKPEG Photo Essay of the Year Finalist - © Jack Taylor
Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year finalist Harriet Lander
Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year Finalist - © Harriet Lander

Genesis Imaging are once again delighted to support the UK Picture Editors’ Guild annual awards as a sponsor of the Regional Photographer of the Year category.

The 2018 search to find Britain’s most talented photographers and video-journalists has begun with the return of the annual UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards.

The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards recognise outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment. Winners receive prizes from sponsors such as Bloomberg, Getty Images and Fixation at the annual Awards event, which took place in London at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters, March 25th 2019.

Hundreds of photographers submitted thousands of pictures that were judged by ten experienced judges. The number of pictures submitted this year was in excess of four thousand images.
The previous record was 2,700 this year the total number entered was 4,300.

Congratulations from all at Genesis Imaging to the winners and highly commended photographers below.

2018 Finalists:

Genesis Regional Photographer of the Year

Jane Barlow – Winner

Anthony Devlin – Commended

Clodagh Kilcoyne – Highly Commended

Colin Lane – Commended

Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year

Tolga Akmen – Highly Commended

James Hardisty – Commended

Simon Hulme – Commended

Daniel Leal-Olivas – Winner

Canon Sports Photographer of the Year

Alex Broadway – Highly Commended

Mike Egerton – Commended

Ian MacNicol – Winner

Carl Recine – Commended

Dave Benett Photos Arts & Entertainment Photographer of the Year

Gareth Cattermole – Commended

Samir Hussein – Winner

Samir Hussein

Jeff Spicer – Commended

Getty Images Young Photographers Bursary

Naomi Baker – Commended

Kirsty O’Connor – Highly Commended

Kirsty O’Connor

Peter Summers – Winner

Iconic Images Royal Photographer of the Year

Chris Jackson – Highly Commended

Yui Mok – Winner

Steve Parsons – Commended

Richard Pohle – Commended

Fleet Street’s Finest National Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Wattie Cheung – Commeded

Jack Hill – Winner

Richard Pohle – Highly Commended

Richard Pohle

Fixation News Photographer of the Year

Anthony Devlin – Highly Commended

Daniel Lawson – Winner

Peter MacDiarmid – Commended

Jack Taylor – Highly Commended

UKPEG Photo Essay of the Year

Charlie Bibby – Commended

Hannah McKay – Highly Commended

Charles McQuillan – Winner

Jack Taylor – Commended

UKPEG Videographer of the Year

Ian Hodgson – Winner

Bryan O’Brien – Commended

Matt Writtle – Highly Commended

Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year

Luke Ross Cameron – Highly Commended

Harriet Lander – Winner

Jordan Petit – Commended

View the winners of the 2018 UKPEG Awards