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Monday 13 Mar 2017
Nominations open for annual picture competition

Vauxhall, lead sponsor of the Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales national football teams, has today unveiled the Northern Ireland shortlists for the 2016 Vauxhall UK National Teams Photographer of the Year competition.

The three categories include the coveted Photographer of the Year, Best Individual Photograph and Inspirational #GetIN Photograph for 2016.

Brian Little, winner of the Best Individual Photograph of Supporters in 2015 for his image of fans in Helsinki, has this time been shortlisted in two categories – Photographer of the Year and Best Individual Photograph. 

Cheryl Stibbs, Vauxhall Sponsorship Marketing Manager, said: “Thanks to an incredible summer of football, we’ve enjoyed another year of record entries and a great variety of well-captured photographs.

“We continue to be impressed by the quality and passion of the entrants and the substantial interest our awards have created in the photography profession.” 

The winners of each category and the overall Vauxhall UK National Teams Photographer of the Year for all nations will be announced during the international week later this month.

Vauxhall Northern Ireland Photographer of the Year

  • Brian Little – Freelance
  • William Cherry – Press Eye
  • Andrew Orchard – Andrew Orchard Sports Photography

Vauxhall Northern Ireland Best Individual Photograph  

  • Brian Little – Freelance
  • William Cherry – Press Eye
  • Daniel Chesterton – PHC Images

Inspirational #GetIN Photograph for 2016 

  • Jason Cairnduff – Action Images
  • Catherine Ivill – AMA Sports Photo
  • Colm Lenaghan – Pacemaker

Each category winner will receive a first prize of £500. The Vauxhall Northern Ireland Photographer of the Year award winner will join the English, Scottish and Welsh winners in contesting the overall prize for the Vauxhall UK National Teams Photographer of the Year for all nations, who will win the prize of £2,500.