SWNS Press Photograph of the Year 2015 – voting now open – The London Economic

SWNS Press Photograph of the Year 2015 – voting now open

Vote for your favourite image for the Press Photograph of the Year award from SWNS

SWNS_without_com_lowThe UK’s largest independent press agency, SWNS, has opened the voting for their Press Photograph of the Year award 2015.

The photos are made up of national news images supplied through SWNS from both staff their own staff photographers and members of the public who sell their images to the press through the agency.

SWNS provides up to 20% of all daily print news content in the UK, and has seen rapid expansion through acquisitions in recent years.

The SWNS picture editors have picked out one hundred of the most compelling images from the SWNS newswire from the past year.

Below are a number of our picks, but to see the full 100 images and place your vote, visit: http://images.swns.com/swns-picture-of-the-year-2015-vote-now#prettyPhoto

Once you visit the competition site, simply vote for your favourites by ticking the heart icon next to each photo (you can vote for more than one). The image that receives the most love will be announced in January.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. A supermoon rises above Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire tonight, 27 September 2015. Astronomers will be given a rare chance to capture a spectacular celestial event, a blood red supermoon, that has not occurred for 30 years tonight 27 September 2015.

A supermoon rises above Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire tonight, 27 September 2015. Astronomers will be given a rare chance to capture a spectacular celestial event, a blood red supermoon, that has not occurred for 30 years tonight 27 September 2015.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. PLEASE USE PHOTOGRAPHER CEDIT. Mark Tierney / SWNS Pictured - Jonny Smith on his wedding day, getting photo bombed by the Vulcan. See Ross Parry copy RPYBOMBER. These amazing pictures show the startling moment a Vulcan Bomber PHOTOBOMBED a wedding. The Cold-War icon upstaged the bride for just a moment as the distinctive aeroplane - one of the greatest achievements of British aerospace engineering - flew past iconic Scarborough Spa during one of the final tours of the skies of Britain before it is grounded forever. The Vulcan XH558 was on a Salute the V Force Tour on Saturday when it flew over Jonny and Emily Smith's ceremony at 1.23pm.

Mark Tierney / SWNS Pictured – Jonny Smith on his wedding day, getting photo bombed by the Vulcan. These amazing pictures show the startling moment a Vulcan Bomber PHOTOBOMBED a wedding. The Cold-War icon upstaged the bride for just a moment as the distinctive aeroplane – one of the greatest achievements of British aerospace engineering – flew past iconic Scarborough Spa during one of the final tours of the skies of Britain before it is grounded forever. The Vulcan XH558 was on a Salute the V Force Tour on Saturday when it flew over Jonny and Emily Smith’s ceremony at 1.23pm.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Surfers dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers ride the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire. 27 November 2015. See SWNS story SWTROOPER: There was an unworldly sight in the Forest of Dean this morning (Friday 27th November) when a trio of Star Wars Stormtroopers surfed the spectacular Severn Bore. Key scenes from the upcoming Star Wars episode VII were filmed in nearby Puzzlewood and can be seen several times in the trailer. Swapping the Death Star for surfboards, the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire took to the waves to mark the release of the highly anticipated new Star Wars film and a new TV & Movie Trail. The Forest of Dean’s atmospheric and picturesque location provided a natural stage for the film, which director J.J Abrams referenced in a thank you letter to all of the movie's cast and crew.

Surfers dressed as Star Wars Stormtroopers ride the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire. 27 November 2015. There was an unworldly sight in the Forest of Dean this morning (Friday 27th November) when a trio of Star Wars Stormtroopers surfed the spectacular Severn Bore. Key scenes from the upcoming Star Wars episode VII were filmed in nearby Puzzlewood and can be seen several times in the trailer. Swapping the Death Star for surfboards, the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire took to the waves to mark the release of the highly anticipated new Star Wars film and a new TV & Movie Trail. The Forest of Dean’s atmospheric and picturesque location provided a natural stage for the film, which director J.J Abrams referenced in a thank you letter to all of the movie’s cast and crew.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. The sleeping labrador Dilly - this picture shot Villager Jim to fame after it "broke" the internet. See Ross Parry copy RPYBOOK. This incredible collection of heartwarming countryside images showcase the rags to riches story of a photographer who shot to fame, and has now released a book. The book features the best of the Derbyshire Peak District including landscapes, wildlife and country lanes. Villager Jim, who took the fantastic pictures is known as the banksy of the photography world as his identity is still unknown. The book is released today (Thurs).

The sleeping labrador Dilly – this picture shot Villager Jim to fame after it “broke” the internet. This incredible collection of heartwarming countryside images showcase the rags to riches story of a photographer who shot to fame, and has now released a book. The book features the best of the Derbyshire Peak District including landscapes, wildlife and country lanes. Villager Jim, who took the fantastic pictures is known as the banksy of the photography world as his identity is still unknown. The book is released today (Thurs).

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Hundreds of migrants break out of a holding area and run away from police in Roszke, Hungary. 08 September 2015.

Hundreds of migrants break out of a holding area and run away from police in Roszke, Hungary. 08 September 2015.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Thousands of migrants in Hungary march along the M1 in the direction of Austrian border. Many had been refused access to trains in Budapest so have started marching to the border on foot. September 04 2015.

Thousands of migrants in Hungary march along the M1 in the direction of Austrian border. Many had been refused access to trains in Budapest so have started marching to the border on foot. September 04 2015.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Kanye West performs his headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, Pilton, Somerset. 27 June 2015.

Kanye West performs his headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, Pilton, Somerset. 27 June 2015.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. Pictured - The Jaws dropping image taken by Jesper Anhede. See Ross Parry copy RPYFISH. This dramatic image shows a mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish being reeled in to a boat drifting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Swedish photographer Jesper Anhede captured the struggle between man and beast somewhere between the islands of Rarotonga, Cook Islands and Niue, New Zealand. The photograph makes a striking resemblance to the poster for Stephen Spielberg's classic 1975 film Jaws as the fish is dragged upwards towards the surface of the water. Jesper Anhede / Ross Parry Agency

Pictured – The Jaws dropping image taken by Jesper Anhede. This dramatic image shows a mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish being reeled in to a boat drifting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Swedish photographer Jesper Anhede captured the struggle between man and beast somewhere between the islands of Rarotonga, Cook Islands and Niue, New Zealand. The photograph makes a striking resemblance to the poster for Stephen Spielberg’s classic 1975 film Jaws as the fish is dragged upwards towards the surface of the water.
Jesper Anhede / Ross Parry Agency

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. An amateur photographer has captured this stunning photo of volcano erupting in explosion of lava and lightning, March 30 2015. See SWNS story SWVOLCANO. The Colima volcano in Mexico is active again, and has been spewing out large plumes of ash nearly 3 kilometers into the air. The Colima volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico, and is also called ÃVolcÃn de Fuegoà or ÃFire volcano.à It has erupted more than 40 times since the first documented eruption in 1576. The latest news on this current eruption is that local authorities have put the volcano on a yellow alert, meaning the volcano is showing increased activity, and residents who live nearby should prepare for a possible evacuation.

An amateur photographer has captured this stunning photo of volcano erupting in explosion of lava and lightning, March 30 2015. The Colima volcano in Mexico is active again, and has been spewing out large plumes of ash nearly 3 kilometers into the air. The Colima volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico, and is also called ÃVolcÃn de Fuegoà or ÃFire volcano.à It has erupted more than 40 times since the first documented eruption in 1576. The latest news on this current eruption is that local authorities have put the volcano on a yellow alert, meaning the volcano is showing increased activity, and residents who live nearby should prepare for a possible evacuation.

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors. The sun rises over Salisbury Plain as it's light illuminates the mist shrouding Stonehenge, Wiltshire, July 7 2015. Amateur photographer Robin Morrison made half a dozen visits to the ancient megalith, travelling over a hundred miles each time, to capture the precise lighting conditions he wanted. The normal weather patterns in the UK mean that a clear sky just a few minutes after sunrise is uncommon - a clear sky at sunrise combined with a misty morning is an extremely rare occurrence.

The sun rises over Salisbury Plain as it’s light illuminates the mist shrouding Stonehenge, Wiltshire, July 7 2015. Amateur photographer Robin Morrison made half a dozen visits to the ancient megalith, travelling over a hundred miles each time, to capture the precise lighting conditions he wanted. The normal weather patterns in the UK mean that a clear sky just a few minutes after sunrise is uncommon – a clear sky at sunrise combined with a misty morning is an extremely rare occurrence.

 

To see the full 100 images and place your vote, visit: http://images.swns.com/swns-picture-of-the-year-2015-vote-now#prettyPhoto

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