2013 UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards winners announced

12 Nov 2013
REUTERS/Stefan WermuthREUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The winners of the fourth UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards, including Reuters photographer, Stefan Wermuth, winner of the prestigious overall Photographer of the Year Award, were presented with their awards by Nigel Farage MEP at a glittering ceremony held at the Honorable Artillery Company in London last week.

Hosted by BBC journalist and presenter Kate Silverton, the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards recognize outstanding photography from the world of news, royalty, sport, business, fashion and entertainment.

Along with Photographer of the Year, Reuters Stefan Wermuth also received the award for News Photographer of the Year.

Alan Sparrow, UK Picture Editors’ Guild Chairman, said: This year’s entries produced some of the closest scoring amongst our judges, but a clear winner emerged early. I think that the work of Stefan Wermuth makes him an outstanding Photographer of the Year.”

The entries, from over 400 press photographers across the country, were judged by a panel of picture editors from national, regional and international newspapers, as well as photographic agencies. Three runners-up in each category were also acknowledged with ‘commended’ and ‘highly commended’ awards. All winners and finalists can be viewed here.

A free exhibition of the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2013 winners and finalists opened at the Museum of London on Wednesday 6 November 2013, and will run until Sunday 16 March 2014. More than sixty photographs will be displayed in the museum’s rotunda, allowing visitors to view the images up close.

Sharon Ament, Director of the Museum of London, said: Each time I have opened a newspaper this year, I am reminded of just how much London is the epicentre for the most dramatic, colorful and character-filled events in 2013. Just the utterance of ‘Wimbledon’ or ‘royal baby’ sparks a kaleidoscope of images which flooded our national news outlets and entered public consciousness. The energy and emotions of a whirlwind year are captured in these award winning press photographs, reminding visitors of the highs and lows which defined 2013.”