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In this the 20th season of the Premier League, Barclays is searching for the best photographer along with the best individual image since the inception of the league during the 1992/93 season. The awards are open to all current and former professional photographers who have covered the Premier League. Entries can be made in two categories, with the winners receiving a Barclays Award and photographic equipment. The closing date for entries is Friday 2 March 2012 with the winners announced in April 2012. For more information, including details of how to obtain an entry form, please see the press release below
BARCLAYS LAUNCHES PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS TO CELEBRATE 20 SEASONS OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE
- Search begins for all-time top League photographer -
Barclays, title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, today launches a special Barclays Photography Awards to find the best photographer and individual 'shot' since the inception of the league in the 1992/93 season.
The Barclays Photographer of the 20 Seasons Awards are open to all current and former professional photographers who have covered the Premier League since it began, and recognises the important role that photography has played within the game. The Awards aim to capture the iconic moments of passion, excitement and drama that have defined the competition over the past 20 seasons.
There are two categories:
· The Barclays Photographer Award of the 20 Seasons will go to the photographer who submits the best portfolio of five pictures that show high technical accomplishment as well as capturing the essence of the league at some point during, or over the course of the 20 seasons. The winner will receive a Barclays Award and £10,000 worth of photographic equipment.
· The Barclays Shot of the 20 Seasons will be given to the photographer who submits the best single iconic image. The winner will also receive a Barclays Award together with £5,000 of photographic equipment.
To get an application form, photographers should contact James Knott at jknott (at) lexisagency.com.
The closing date for entries is Friday 2 March 2012 with winners announced in April 2012.