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26 June 2017

Shortlist Announced For NMA Royal Photography Competition

The shortlist for the News Media Association’s Royal Rota photography competition is published today after thousands of votes were cast in a public online poll to find the best royal photography in the news media industry.

An online weeklong public vote was held to find the best of 48 showcased photographs from national and local newspapers, agencies and freelance photographers.

The vote closed at 5pm on Friday and the three pictures to have received the most votes in each of three categories are listed below.

National Newspaper Rota Photo of the Year

Regional/Local Newspaper Rota Photo of the Year

Rota Picture Agency Rota Photo of the Year

Bonus Category – Best Election Photo

The competition judging panel will now pick winners in each category as well as the overall competition winner who will scoop Overall Rota Photo of the Year.

The judging panel is:

  • Lynne Anderson, NMA deputy chief executive; 
  • Dr Michael Pritchard, Royal Photographic Society director-general; 
  • Paul Jarrett, photographer and Wire Photo Agencies secretary; 
  • Nigel Atherton, Time Inc group editor; 
  • Chris Eades, The British Press Photographers' Association chairman.

The competition was launched by the NMA to promote the outstanding work of photographers in the UK news media and the NMA’s media facilities services for members.

The NMA manages the Royal Rota on behalf of its members, allocating passes for the hundreds of Royal engagements undertaken by members of the Royal Family each year and ensuring that the material is pooled among members.