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SPPA winners announced

PA’s David Cheskin has won the First Scotrail Scottish Press Photographer of the Year award, becoming only the second photographer to win in consecutive years in the competition’s 30 year history.

Chairman of the judges, former Fleet Street picture editor Ken Lennox said, “Yet again David has impressed us with his sheer versatility. He has a good eye for a great picture.”

This year’s competition, the second where First Scotrail has been the sponsor, attracted 3000 entries from 50 photographers throughout Scotland.

Photographer of the Year

  • David Cheskin, Press Association

Picture Essay of the Year

  • David Gillanders, Freelance

Features Photographer of the Year

  • Kieran Dodds, Freelance

Sports Photographer of the Year

  • Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images

Local Photographer of the Year

  • Ken Amer, Freelance/Orkney Photographic

Young Photographer of the Year

  • John Summers, Freelance

Student Photographer of the Year

  • Mia Jacobsen, Stevenson College Edinburgh (joint winner)
  • Johnny Mclauchlan, Glasgow Metropolitan College (joint winner)

Sports Picture of the Year

  • Peter Sandground, Freelance – Winner
  • Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images – Highly Commended

News Picture of the Year

  • Martin Shields, Glasgow Evening Times – Winner
  • Derek Ironside, Freelance – Highly Commended

Celebrity Picture of the Year

  • Andy Barr, The Scottish Sun/Freelance

Magazine of the Year

  • The Herald Magazine

Supplement of the Year

  • Sunday Times Ecosse

Open Category

  • Peter Sandground, Freelance

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