Picture of the Year

John Oaksey Trophy

The Picture of the Year award has quickly become one of the most popular categories at the Derby Awards, with a number of stunning entries and winners having featured since its inception in 2012.

In 2021, Francesca Altoft took the prize for the second consecutive year with an awesome shot of a horse called Tease And Seize at Bath. She beat former winners Patrick McCann and Dan Abraham while Matthew Webb was also nominated.

A gallery featuring all the former winners will be added soon.

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Francesca Altoft

2021 winner

2022 Entries

Entries are open for the 2022 HWPA Derby Awards and close on Thursday October 6th.

Entrants must submit ONE image. This can be one of the six images submitted for the Photographer of the Year award but should be submitted a second time, so that it can be identified. If an image not in the portfolio is submitted, then please make sure the image for Picture of the Year is clearly labelled.

Entrants must submit ONE image. This can be one of the six images submitted for the Photographer of the Year award but should be submitted a second time, so that it can be identified. If an image not in the portfolio is submitted, then please make sure the image for Picture of the Year is clearly labelled.

Previous winners

Year Winner
2021 Francesca Altoft
2020 Francesca Altoft
2019 Patrick McCann
2018 Edward Whitaker
2017 Megan Ridgwell
2016 Patrick McCann
2015 Patrick McCann
2014 Dan Abraham
2013 Julian Herbert
2012 Tracy Roberts