SWNS Photographers Win More Awards…

SWNS’ Young Photographers Sweep up Awards at the ‘Oscars of Press Photography’


henry-nichollsThe 2014 Picture Editors Guild Awards –  if you haven’t heard of this, it’s the Oscars of the press photography world and we get very excited about it. Once again we are pleased to announce that SWNS has cleaned up in the Fixation Young Photographer Bursary.

The competition was fierce and the standard was stronger than ever before.  The talented SWNS photographer Henry Nicholls deservedly took first place and won the prestigious award (you can see some of Henry’s photos here).


PROFILE_3_1Another SWNS photographer, Pete Summers, brushed off the rest of the field and came second in the Young Photographer category.  Pete’s work was highly commended by the judges (you can see a selection of Pete’s photos here).


Photo - Tolga Akmen.Alastair Johnstone, also an SWNS starlet, came 3rd in the Young Photographer category and also received a commendation for his work (you can see a number of Alastair’s photos here).  You can see the entire Picture Editors Guild Awards list here:  http://www.pictureeditorsguildawards.co.uk/Winners-2014.html


Henry has won £500 and a flight towards a photographic project of his choice.  Henry says: ” I am absolutely delighted to be given this prestigious award, against such strong competition. It would not have been possible without being given the chance to work for SWNS.  I now look forward to carrying out my personal project with the prizes I received.”
884560_10151336420405811_382547717_oIn addition to the Young Photographer of the Year awards, SNWS also saw success in the Nikon UK Videographer of the Year where last year’s Young Photographer of the Year, David Hedges, received a commendation.
These awards serve to highlight that SWNS remains the country’s leading organisation for talented young photographers to flourish and progress.  We are proud to have these talented individuals as part of our family.
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