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Vauxhall, lead sponsor of the England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales National football teams, has today unveiled the England 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.


The Vauxhall England Photographer of Year shortlist includes Action Images’ Carl Recine, twice crowned the overall Vauxhall UK National Teams Photographer of the Year for all nations in 2013 and 2015. 


Cheryl Stibbs, Vauxhall Sponsorship Marketing Manager, said: “Thanks to the 2016 summer of football, we’ve enjoyed another year of record entries and a notable 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 England Photographer of the Year: 


• Richard Pelham – The Sun 

• Carl Recine – Action Images 

• John Sibley – Action Images 

• Lee Smith – Action Images

• Dave Shopland – Evening Standard


 Vauxhall England Best Individual Photograph: 

  • Richard Pelham, The Sun
  • Rob Noyes, Digital South
  • Carl Recine, Action Images
  • Paul Greenwood, Propaganda
  • Kieran McManus, Back Page Images


Inspirational #GetIN Photograph for 2016


• Richard Pelham – The Sun

• Andrew Orchard – Andrew Orchard Sports Photography 

• David Shopland – Evening Standard

• Catherine Ivill – AMA Sports Photo


Each category winner will receive a first prize of £500. The Vauxhall England Photographer of the Year award winner will join the Northern Irish, 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. 


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