Press Eye agency photographer William Cherry, whose work regularly appears in the Belfast Telegraph, won three prizes at the Sixth Annual National Association of Press Agencies Awards for 2011.
William’s images from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver won the Picture of the Year (Rest of the World) category, awarded for the best news or feature picture taken anywhere in the world.
In the Picture of the Year (UK) category, William took second place with his collection of images taken in Belfast over the Twelfth of July 2010.
He was also awarded a special prize sponsored by Sigma Imaging (UK) for the photographer having won the most prizes over the six years that the awards have been held.
William Cherry has been a full time Press and PR photographer for more than 20 years.
He began his career as a trainee photographer with the Ulster Star newspaper and then spent 11 years as a staff photographer with a local picture agency.
He joined the Press Eye team in 2004 and in 2006 was named Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year.
The NAPA awards, which celebrate excellence in journalism among members of the National Association of Press Agencies, were held at the Grange City Hotel in London on Friday night, with the prizes presented by former Director General of the BBC, Greg Dyke.