The British Photography Awards is a not-for-profit competition that recognises Britain’s rich heritage in image-making dating back 180 years and strives to celebrate British artistic innovation on the global stage. The competition donates money to 16 UK charities, including Shelter, Help for Heroes, The Wildlife Trusts and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Our picture editor Lucy Ford picks out some of the finest from among the 320 shortlisted images entered for the 2020 British Photography Awards. The 2020 British Photography Awards took place this week, showcasing an incredible array of talent — as the pictures on this page show — and raising money into the bargain. You can see the full list of winners and runners-up by category at the British Photography Awards website.
While the awards are wide-ranging in scope, the Water Life category features some stunning underwater images. The awards are aimed at celebrating images from British-based and British-born photographers. The competition itself is a non-profit event that is conducted in partnership with a host of UK-based charities including the World Cetacean Alliance and the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust.
Blackpool based Gregg Wolstenholme is a relative newcomer to the world of photography, but the sky's the limit if this image is anything to go by. Shot in the spring, the pinky panorama has so impressed judges of the prestigious British Photography Awards, that they shortlisted it in the drone category of the competition.
Anthea Turner looked effortlessly chic as she joined pal Lizzie Cundy at the 2019 British Photography Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London, on Monday. The presenter, 58, and radio host, 50, led the glamour as they joined the likes of Billy Zane and John Altman at the event.
Timperley photographer has won a prestigious award at the British Photography Awards. Claire Armitage, 46, was judged the winner in the Best Selfie category for her shot ‘Chaotic’, which was actually taken inside The Hive vintage furniture showroom on Grosvenor Road in Altrincham.
A teenage photographer’s ‘technically challenging’ wedding image is in the running for a top accolade with global recognition. Barney Maguire, 17, of Barrow, has been shortlisted in the wedding category of The British Photography Awards for ‘Off Into The Distance’. The image, taken last year in Gloucestershire with a Canon 70d Sigma 50-100 F1.8, was chosen by judges who looked at three of the West Suffolk College student’s photographs.