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SPPA shortlist announced

The shortlist for the prestigious First ScotRail Press Photography Awards has been announced, with sister publications The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Edinburgh Evening News amassing 19 shortlisted entries.

The shortlist for the prestigious First ScotRail Press Photography Awards has been announced, with Scotsman group publications The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Edinburgh Evening News amassing 19 shortlisted entries.

The Scotsman’s Donald Macleod has been shortlisted four times and Jane Barlow, Robert Perry, Ian Rutherford and Phil Wilkinson are each shortlisted twice.

The Herald has 15 shortlisted entries with sister titles Sunday Herald and Glasgow Evening Times also featuring strongly with 14 nominations.

Ian Rutherford, Danny Lawson, Jeff Mitchell and Gordon Terris have been shortlisted for Photographer of the Year.

Winners will be revealed on 26 March at an awards ceremony at The Mitchell in Glasgow.

Photographer of the Year

Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman
Daniel Lawson, Press Association
Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images
Gordon Terris, The Herald

Picture Essay of the Year

Kirsty Anderson, Sunday Herald
Jane Barlow, The Scotsman
Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman
Robert Perry, Scotland on Sunday

Features Photographer of the Year

Neil Hanna, The Scotsman
Donald Macleod, The Scotsman
Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images
Phil Wilkinson, Scotland on Sunday

Sports Photographer of the Year

Jane Barlow, The Scotsman
Tom Main, Freelance
Ian MacNicol, Freelance
Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman

Local Photographer of the Year

Brian Averell, Freelance
Lisa Ferguson, Falkirk Herald
Gordon Fraser, East Lothian News
Michael Gillen, Falkirk Herald
John McIntyre, Freelance
Jimi Rae, Falkirk Herald

Young Photographer of the Year

Ed Jones, Edinburgh Evening News
Roddy MacKay, Freelance
Dan Phillips, Edinburgh Evening News
Craig Williamson, SNS Group

Student Photographer of the Year

Claire Cox, Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Stephen Edgar, Stevenson College, Edinburgh
Alistair Horton, Glasgow Metropolitan College
Johnny Mclauchlan, Glasgow Metropolitan College

News Picture of the Year

George Hunter, Daily Record
Andrew Milligan, Press Association
Alan Richardson, Freelance
Phil Wilkinson, Scotland on Sunday

Sports Picture of the Year

James Galloway, The Herald
Rebecca Lee, Ideal Images
Tom Main, Freelance
Robert Perry, Scotland on Sunday

Celebrity Picture of the Year

Mark Anderson, Sunday Mail/Freelance
Colin Mearns, The Herald
Gordon Terris, The Herald (x 2)

Open Category

Neil Hanna, The Scotsman
Colin Hattersley, Freelance
Ian Jacobs, Freelance
Thomas Mcdonald, Freelance
Donald Macleod, The Scotsman (x 3)
Andrew Milligan, Press Association
Jamie Simpson, Glasgow Evening Times (x 2)
Stuart Wallace, Sunday Times Scotland
Gordon Terris, The Herald

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