Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Photographer Darren Kidd nets top UK award

Northern Ireland v Finland at Windsor Park, Belfast. Picture by Darren Kidd /
Northern Ireland v Luxembourg, Windsor Park, Belfast. Photo by Darren Kidd
Northern Ireland v Norway ,Windsor Park, Belfast. Northern Ireland's Steven Davis puts on the captains arm band. Picture by Darren Kidd

Presseye lensman Darren Kidd has been been named Vauxhall Home Nations Football Photographer of the Year.

Darren saw off competition from all other UK-based photographers to net the award and its £3,000 prize money.

He succeeds The Mail on Sunday's Mark Pain, who won the inaugural award for coverage in 2011.

Chris Hornbuckle, Vauxhall head of sponsorship, said Darren's portfolio was the "stand-out winner" from a record number of entries.

Not only did Darren win the coveted Home Nations award, he made it an unprecedented hat-trick by also winning the Northern Ireland Photographer of the Year and Northern Ireland Individual Photograph of the Year awards.

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