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Friday 19 December 2014

Press Photographer of the Year competition: Which striking image will be pic of bunch at awards?

A man is knocked off a PSNI Land Rover by a water cannon. Photo by David Fitzgerald
A man is knocked off a PSNI Land Rover by a water cannon. Photo by David Fitzgerald
Liam Neeson by Mark Jamieson
Ulster Rugby coach Mark Anscombe
Belfast City Hall crowd celebrates as Andy Murray wins Wimbledon by Alan Lewis
The launch of the CS Lewis Festival at Campbell College in Belfast by Colm Lenaghan
Ian Down, Daily Mirror picture editor (on left), and Irish Times deputy picture editor Bryan O'Brien with some of the entries

Northern Ireland's top Press photographers are vying to be crowned first in class.

These arresting images are just some of the work that has been entered by local snappers taking part in the BT Northern Ireland Press Photographer of the Year competition. The cream of the crop will be recognised at a major awards ceremony to take place in the Hilton Hotel in Belfast next Thursday.

The judges include Ian Down, Daily Mirror picture editor, Irish Times deputy picture editor Bryan O'Brien, and Marie McMullan, BT's head of consumer sales.

There are nine categories: news, politics, business, features, individual study, sports, sports feature, people, and picture stories, with two overall prizes being awarded to BT Photographer of the Year and BT Provincial Photographer of the Year.

Judges have already described the standard of the 300 images entered as "impressive". A Belfast Telegraph photograph taken by David Fitzgerald is among the entrants, a stunning shot of a rioter being knocked off a PSNI Land Rover by a water cannon during summer disturbances.

Belfast Telegraph's dramatic photo of loyalist rioter makes a splash around the globe 

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