For the photographer whose work has done the most to serve the public interest. Please submit up to three photos (as jpeg files). Entrants can also provide PDFs of the images as they appeared in print or online. There is a six-file limit per entry. Please also include a supporting statement of up to 500 words.  

Christopher Occhicone

– 1843 Magazine, The Economist

Christopher Occhicone spent weeks embedded in a frontline hospital in Ukraine. Picture: Christopher Occhicone/The Economist

The judges said: “These were challenging images documenting the human cost of conflict, captured with subtlety, empathy and honesty.”


Ed Ram

The Guardian

Hannah McKay


The judges said: “The winning image captured an iconic moment and will form an essential part of the historic record of British life in 2021.”

Police detain Patsy Stevenson as people gather and protest at a memorial site in Clapham Common Bandstand, following the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, in London, Britain March 13, 2021. Picture: Reuters/Hannah McKay

Anthony Devlin

Getty Images

The judges said: “Anthony Devlin’s images encapsulated three of the biggest UK stories of the last year.”

Javier Fergo


Judges said: “This was a haunting set of images that dramatically exposed the tragedy of the immigration crisis on Europe’s souther frontier.”