WINNERS 2017

 

The winners of the 2017 Scottish Press Photography Awards were announced on Friday 29 September 2017 at a gathering of colleagues in the Coyote Whisky Bar, Glasgow.  Winning images plus 2nd and 3rd placed will also be loaded up as a video so you can see if your choices matched those of the three judges; Mark Asquith (Group Picture Editor Dundee Daily Newspapers), Jeremy Bayston (Picture Editor The Sunday Post) and Alasdair Baird (Picture Editor The Daily Record) to whom SPPAwards are very grateful for their contribution to the Awards.

Alasdair Baird: “This year's SPPA entries displayed a truly excellent representation of the Scottish Press photographers skills and talent in Scotland today. A splendid mixture of hard news images that captured the moment, requiring great timing and skill, to shots of great creativity that demanded thought, clever planning and technical knowledge. They have managed to capture not only the moment, but the humour or emotion therin too. These, along with the special talent of being at the right spot at the right time, a quality that only some possess, are the ingredients that make Press Photographers the rare and exceptional breed they are.”

Jeremy Bayston: "Congratulations to everyone who took the time to submit their work at this year’s awards. There were some fantastic entries which made it incredibly tough to judge. Each entrant proved to have a great eye for an image and should be proud of their efforts.”

Mark Asquith: I really enjoyed judging this year’s photography for the Scottish Press Photography Awards. The fantastic selection of photography entered shows a dedicated group of individuals who are prepared to go well beyond the expected to create their work. It’s a pleasure to judge their photography and be a part of press photography in Scotland."

Please see the list of winners and runners up and check the video of their images below.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Richard Dyson, 1st

Stewart Westwood, 2nd

Brian Anderson, 3rd

DAILY LIFE

Colin Rennie, 1st

Angie Isac, 2nd

Richard Dyson, 3rd

NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Angie Isac, 1st

Alistair Linford, 2nd

David Henderson, 3rd

NEWS

Alex Todd, 1st

Wullie Marr, 2nd

Alasdair MacLeod, 3rd

POLITICS

David Johnstone, 1st

Garry F McHarg, 2nd

Wullie Marr, 3rd

PORTRAIT

Wullie Marr, 1st

Wullie Marr, 2nd

Brian Anderson, 3rd

REPORTAGE

Angie Isac, 1st

Andrew West, 2nd

Alistair Linford, 3rd

SPORTS ACTION

Ron MacNeill, 1st

Donald MacLeod, 2nd

Craig Brown, 3rd

SPORTS FEATURE

Chris McCluskie, 1st

Chris McCluskie. 2nd

Alasdair MacLeod, 3rd

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Angie Isac, 1st

Wullie Marr, 2nd

Chris McCluskie, 3rd