Photographer of the Year
Whether it is glowing in the Royal Ascot sun or trekking through the mud at Carlisle in November, racing photographers are always at the centre of the action across the country.
The Photographer of the Year prize rewards the best and most varied portfolio of images taken throughout the year. The prize is one of the most distinguished in sports photography and entered its 25th year in 2022.
Press Association photographer David Davies scooped the number one prize for the first time in 2022 with a stunning portfolio. They include epic action shots of the Grand National, Royal Ascot and Derby day which the judges credited for “covering every aspect of horse racing and the photographer’s art.”
2022 nominees also include strong entries from Tim Goode (Press Association), Patrick McCann (Racing Post) and Edward Whitaker (Racing Post). All
Davies is the 14th individual photographer to win the prize. Edward Whitaker is the most successful in the category with eight victories.
Entries for the 2023 Derby Awards are not open. Entrants must submit six images. The maximum pixels of the images being 4500 on the longest side, saved at 10 in Photoshop. No images to be used from video grabs. Usual darkroom techniques only to be applied to images.