Panel of Judges

This years' Chair of Judges is Helen Healy, Head of Pictures at the Financial Times.

With over twenty years' experience in picture editing she has also worked at the Guardian, The Times and the Independent.

She has seen the newspaper industry move from a being a print to a mainly digital product.

During her career she has been involved with covering many major news events, including 9/11 and its repercussions, the rise of populism and the financial crisis.

Helen Healy

Karin Andreasson, News Picture Editor, the Guardian

Karin Andreasson is a news picture editor at the Guardian where she works on the Monday - Friday print edition.

During her ten years at the newspaper she has worked on the website and across all print titles, including Weekend Magazine and G2. While on G2 Karin wrote for the photography column My Best Shot, interviewing leading photographers including Vanley Burke, Cristina de Middel and Carrie Mae Weems.

Prior to working at the Guardian Karin worked at the Evening Standard, NME and Time Out.

She has a BA in Fine Arts from Central St Martins and a MA in History of Photography from Birkbeck. 

Karin has been an international panelist on photography competitions and has worked with Women Photograph on their mentoring program for emerging photographers.

Karin Andreasson

Alice Dunhill, MailOnline

Alice Dunhill studied photojournalism at the London College of Printing and Fine Art at Camberwell College of Art.

She began her career as a photojournalist for Reuters News Pictures and her reportage work has been published in newspapers and journals all over the world.

She has been commissioned to do special features, portraits and photo essays for quality publications, particularly Time Magazine and The Sunday Times but also for The Independent Magazine, The Times Educational Supplement and Readers Digest. She spent three years based in Vietnam, working across the whole of Asia and five years in Rome. 

She has a portfolio of work for major clients including Coca Cola, Mastercard, Oxfam, Be at One and All Creative PR and worked as a stills photographer for BBC and Channel 4.

In 2016 Alice returned to editorial work as a picture editor at Reuters for the Rio Olympics/Google platform and subsequently has worked a freelance picture editor and researcher. She has been working at MailOnline for two years.

Alice Dunhill

Celina Dunlop, Head of Picture Desk, The Economist

Celina Dunlop was appointed head of the picture desk at The Economist in 1990 with responsibility for photo content in all media.

She was a jury member for This Working Life 2007, Czech Press Photo 2011, 2012 and has been on several panels discussing a variety of photo industry issues. She tutored the LSP course in picture research for many years.

In 2008 her BBC Radio 4 documentary on the My Lai massacre won FPA radio story of the year and BBC best radio journalism.

For The Economist her online videos have covered topics including "Life behind the Berlin Wall" and "Afghanistan's child brides".

Her articles include "The awful state of prison food" on the use of nutraloaf, and "As Shakespeare liked it" on the opening of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Celina Dunlop

Matthew Fearn, Picture Editor, Daily and Sunday Telegraph

Matthew Fearn joined the staff of the Press Association as a bulletin board operator in July 1998, becoming a staff photographer in 2000 and coming off the road to take the Deputy Picture Editor's role in 2007. 

He moved to the Telegraph Media Group the same year and has been Picture Editor of both the Daily and Sunday Telegraph titles since January 2012.

Matthew Fearn

Brenda Fitzsimons, Picture Editor, The Irish Times

Brenda Fitzsimons is the Picture Editor of The Irish Times.

She has worked at the newspaper since 2001 and before that at the Irish Daily Star and The Irish Press.

She has been PPAI Press Photographer of the Year, AT Cross Women Photographer of the Year and Freelance Photographer of the Year.

She has covered conflicts and their aftermaths in Afghanistan, Haiti, Libya and South Sudan.

Brenda Fitzsimons

Derek Momodu, Associate Picture Editor, Daily Mirror

Derek Momodu has worked at the London-based Daily Mirror since leaving university.

After achieving a degree in Information and Communication in 1995 he quickly found a position as Production Manager with Mirror Syndication.

From there he moved to the picture desk, starting as an assistant then taking a few steps up to his current position of Associate Picture Editor. 

Derek Momodu

Matt Phelvin, Shutterstock / Rex Senior Manager of Picture Editing

Matts role is to drive consistency in workflow and standards across all picture editing as Shutterstock scale global event coverage and our editorial contributor community.


Phelvin manages a team who edit and distribute hundreds of thousands of entertainment, news, sports and royal images a month from events including the BAFTA film awards, the Oscars, and Cannes Film Festival. 

He works closely with photographers, sales and assignment managers to ensure Rex/Shutterstock has the best product in the marketplace.

Matt Phelvin

Sara Rumens, Features Picture Editor , The Times

Sara Rumens is the Features Picture Editor at The Times, commissioning photographers internationally for the supplements within the newspaper and online. Her background is in magazine photography, and she was a member of the team that launched Grazia 2004.

Previously Sara spent seven years as editorial director at Magnum Photos following her early informative years in New York working on magazines such as Interview and Rolling Stone.

Since first gaining her post graduate degree at LCC in Photojournalism, she now returns to lecture and conduct portfolio reviews there and a range of other courses including the Magnum Professional Practice Workshops.

She has served as judge on several international competitions including Irish Press Awards and the PX3 Prix in Paris.

Sara Rumens

Brendan Zecevic, Getty Images

After starting his career on regional and national newspaper picture desks, Brendan moved into the agency world a decade ago, working for Magnum Photos and now Getty Images. In that time, he has seen huge changes in the industry.

"Photography has never been more central to our lives. It fills our papers, and the screens of our computers and phones, because it grabs our attention and is proven to generate clicks and drive traffic.

 "Despite this, photography is often undervalued, and in an era of rampant dis and mis-information, the need for quality photojournalism from trustworthy sources has never been greater."

Brendan Zecevic
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