Strong Scots Presence on Picture Editors' Shortlist

Freelance photographer, Wattie Cheung, heads a strong Scots contingent in the shortlist of awards celebrating the best of UK press photography. The freelancer was nominated in the celebrity pics section, with fellow Scots freelancer, Ian MacNicol, earning a nomination in the sports category.

Also featuring in the shortlist of the UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards 2011 is Edinburgh-based David Moir (regional category) and former Scotland on Sunday and Herald 'snapper', London-based Paul Hackett (news). Chris Furlong, who used to work in Scotland, for Scotland on Sunday and also the Sunday Herald, gets a nomination too, in the royal photography category.

The UK Picture Editors Guild Awards were launched last year, following the demise of the Picture Editors' Awards three years ago.

The winners will be announced on the 20th of next month.

The full shortlist reads:

Nikon Sports Photographer of the Year

Marc Aspland The Times

Mike Egerton Press Association

John Giles Press Association

Ian MacNicol Colorsport Images Ltd

British Airways Royal Photographer of the Year

Matt Dunham The Associated Press

Chris Furlong Getty Images

Christopher Jackson Getty Images

Toby Melville Reuters

News Photographer of the Year

Carl Court

Matt Dunham The Associated Press

Paul Hackett Reuters

Jeremy Selwyn Evening Standard

Celebrity Photographer of the Year

Dave Benett Evening Standard

Wattie Cheung

Jon Enoch Jon Enoch Photography Ltd

Mike Marsland Mike Marsland Photos

Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year

Jason Alden Independent on Sunday/Bloomberg News

Dan Kitwood Getty Images

Christopher Ratcliffe Bloomberg

Christopher Ratcliffe Bloomberg

Newscast Young Photographer of the Year

Adam Gerrard South West News Service Ltd

Matthew Lloyd

Dom Romney

Justin Tallis

Regional Photographer of the Year

Anthony Chappel-Ross The Press, York

Simon Hulme Yorkshire Post

Cathal McNaughton Reuters

David Moir Reuters

Fotolia Photo Essay

Mark Bickerdike Yorkshire Post Newspapers

Matt Dunham The Associated Press

Jack Hill The Times

Dan Kitwood Getty Images

BT Citizen Photographer of the Year

Peter Dewhirst x 3

Ben Jacobson via SWNS