SWNS Picture of the Year 2016 – Vote Now!

It's time to vote for your Picture of the Year 2016...


Every year the SWNS news wire supplies newspapers and magazines around the world with some of the most fascinating, captivating and powerful photographs you could ever hope to see. We are very grateful to the talented photographers who trust us with their pictures and we've got something big coming in 2017.

dni_logo-1Funded by Google under their Digital News Initiative we are creating a new way for photographers to be rewarded for their work. With complete transparency, comprehensive reporting and super quick payments we are building a platform to lead the market.

If you want to be involved in testing, want to register your interest or simply have a question to ask you can leave your details here: goo.gl/g9wvP0

In the meantime here's 100 of the most compelling images we've run on our service this year, as chosen by our picture editors.

Vote for your favourites by ticking the heart icon next to each photo, you can vote for more than one. The image that gets the most love will be crowned 'SWNS Picture of the Year 2016'. Voting is open until December 31, the winner will be announced in January and will receive a £250 voucher. Voting is now open!

If you would like to contribute photos or videos to the national press, and get paid every time they are used, visit our Sell a Photo link or our Sell a Video link, where you can upload your content to our system.

Taken an amazing photo?

We'll send your picture to the entire national press, and pay you every time it's used.

Filmed something incredible?

We'll send your video clip to the entire national press, and pay you every time it's used.