Main Makes it to British Photography Shortlist

A Scottish freelance photographer has been shortlisted in this year’s Sports Journalists’ Association’s British Sports Photography Awards.

Tom Main is nominated in the Sports News Picture category, nudging his way on to a shortlist dominated by Getty Images – which secured eight nominations across the awards’ five categories.

Main was the winner of the Sports Picture category at last year’s Scottish Press Photography Awards.

The shortlists for the writing and cartoon categories of the British Sports Journalism Awards will be announced next week.

The shortlist reads:

Young sports photographer

Gareth Copley – Press Association
Carl De Souza – AFP
Julian Finney – Getty Images
Paul Gilham – Getty Images
Dan Matthams – Nottingham Evening Post
Simon Stacpoole – Offside Sports Photography

Sports news picture

Marc Aspland – The Times
Philip Brown – Freelance
Paul Childs – Action Images
Matt Dunham – The Associated Press
Tom Main – Freelance
Lee Mills – Action Images
David Shopland – Mail on Sunday

Sports picture

Paul Childs – Action Images
Stu Forster – Getty Images
Dylan Martinez – Reuters
Clive Mason – Getty Images
Toby Melville – Reuters
Mark Pain – The Mail on Sunday
Paul Thomas – Freelance

Specialist portfolio

Stu Forster – Getty Images
Eddie Keogh – Freelance
Laurence Lustig – Freelance
Mark Robinson – The Sun
Mark Thompson – Getty Images
Edward Whitaker – Racing Post

Sports portfolio

Shaun Botterill – Getty Images
Matt Dunham – The Associated Press
Tommy Hindley – Professional Sport
Eddie Keogh – Freelance
Clive Mason – Getty Images
Mark Pain – The Mail on Sunday