2018 Winners

The winners of each category in the Shutterstock Press Photographer of the Year 2018 were:

The Shutterstock Press Photographer of the Year: Daniel Lawson, Press Association

Daniel Lawson, who is 39 years old, started his career with the Rochdale Observer twenty years ago. He then worked for Deadline Scotland, Edinburgh Evening News and joined the Press Association in 2005. He has covered a Royal Tour in the Far East, the Commonwealth Games in Australia and the Invictus Games in Canada, as well as conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

His winning entry included the picture of Meghan Markle walking down the aisle of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle last year. Commenting on that picture, Daniel said: "It was one that could have been a 'nothing picture' of her just walking down the aisle. But the light was just so fantastic it's given the picture a much longer life than it would've had.'"

Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year

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WinnerHarriet Lander, University of the Arts (now employed by Getty Images)
Highly CommendedLuke Ross Cameron, Press and Editorial Photography/Falmouth University
CommendedJordan Pettitt, Press & Editorial Photography/Falmouth University

Getty Images Young Photographer of the Year

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WinnerPeter Summers, Freelance
Highly CommendedKirsty O'Connor, Press Association
CommendedNaomi Baker, Getty Images
CommendedKirsty O'Connor, Press Association

Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year

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WinnerDaniel Leal-Olivas, Freelance / AFP
Highly CommendedTolga Akmen,Freelance, AFP / Financial Times
CommendedSimon Hulme, Yorkshire Post
CommendedJames Hardisty, Yorkshire Post

Dave Benett Photos Art and Entertainment Photographer of the Year

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WinnerSamir Hussein, Freelance
Highly CommendedSamir Hussein, Freelance
CommendedJeff Spicer, Freelance
CommendedGareth Cattermole, Getty Images

Iconic Images Royal Photographer of the Year

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WinnerYui Mok, Press Association
Highly CommendedChris Jackson, Getty Images
CommendedSteve Parsons, Press Association
CommendedRichard Pohle, The Times

Genesis Imaging Regional Photographer of the Year

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WinnerJane Barlow, Press Association
Highly CommendedClodagh Kilcoyne, Freelance / Reuters
CommendedAnthony Devlin, Freelance
CommendedColin Lane, Liverpool Echo

Canon Sports Photographer of the Year

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WinnerIan MacNicol, Freelance
Highly CommendedAlex Broadway, Freelance, SWPix / Getty Images
CommendedMike Egerton, Press Association
CommendedCarl Recine, Action Images / Reuters

Fixation News Photographer of the Year

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WinnerDaniel Lawson, Press Association
Highly CommendedAnthony Devlin, Freelance
Highly CommendedJack Taylor, Freelance
CommendedPeter MacDiarmid, London News Pictures

UKPEG Essay Photographer of the Year

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WinnerCharles McQuillan, Freelance
Highly CommendedHannah McKay, Reuters
CommendedCharlie Bibby, Financial Times
CommendedJack Taylor, Freelance / Getty Images

Fleet Streets Finest National Newspaper Photographer of the Year

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WinnerJack Hill, The Times
Highly CommendedRichard Pohle, The Times
CommendedRichard Pohle, The Times
CommendedWattie Cheung, Freelance / Scottish Daily Mail

UKPEG Videographer of the Year

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WinnerIan Hodgson, Freelance / Liverpool Echo
Highly CommendedMatt Writtle, Freelance
CommendedBryan O'Brien, Irish Times

The package of pictures featuring a winning picture from each category is available to download from this link - https://we.tl/t-4X2DNLO2Uc

A wider package featuring 99 images of all finalists is available from this link - https://we.tl/t-AmucOSEZoG

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