After many weeks of competition a winner has been chosen by you, but only just.
Following a close run final, JP Trenque just edged ahead of Martina Brandstetter to take the title of BBC News Photographer of the Year 2005.
However, the vote was so close we will offer Martina a prize too.
WINNING PHOTOS 2005
WINNER: JP Trenque
2nd: Martina Brandstetter
3rd: Jeremy Hunter
4th: Tom Sullam
Gregoire A. Meyer
Jan Michael Racoma
The special prize chosen by us, has been awarded to Grant Hodgeon for his entry in the Environment category. He wins a handmade pinhole camera.
We'd like to offer our thanks to all of you who took the time to send us your photographs.
As you can imagine with over 12,000 entries there were many outstanding pictures that didn't make the final cut, maybe next year your photo will be selected.