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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 16:00 GMT 17:00 UK
Photographer of the Year 2005
Some of the winning pictures from the 2004 photographic competition

Once again we asked you to dust off your camera and put your skills to the test in our annual photography competition.

You sent in your photos on the themes listed in the box below.

CLOSED - My family & friends
CLOSED - Fashion
CLOSED - Power
CLOSED - Environment
CLOSED - Spaces
CLOSED - Final vote

Current theme

The competition is now closed.

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.

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.

If you haven't had an image selected this year, then the competition will be back next summer.


Following the closing date for each theme the twelve best pictures will be selected by our picture desk and displayed in a picture gallery on the site. Our readers will then be asked to vote for their favourites.

You can see the result of the first six rounds on the right side of this page.

The two photos that get the most votes will go forward to the final when you will be able to decide who is awarded the title of BBC News website Photographer of the Year.

The prizes
WINNER: JP Trenque
2nd: Martina Brandstetter
3rd: Jeremy Hunter
4th: Tom Sullam
Benjimin Beer
Martin Jordan
Midori Jordan
Martin Konrad
Gregoire A. Meyer
Keith Naylor
Robert Prendergast
Jan Michael Racoma

Overall winner chosen by you: The chance to shoot a photographic story of your choice which will then be displayed on the BBC News website. We will contribute up to 400 towards the cost of the project.

In addition there will be an additional prize made to the photographer whose image catches our eye.

How to submit a picture

So please get out there and start snapping, then send your pictures to us at:


Please remember to put "Photographer of the Year" and the theme you are entering in the subject heading of your e-mail.

Don't forget to include your name and some background information as to what the image is about.

Submissions must be in digital form; ideally Jpegs with a height or width of around 800 pixels. If you have a specific question about the competition please contact the picture editor at the above e-mail address.

Terms of use

Pictures submitted and marked as entries to "Photographer of the Year" will only be used in conjunction with the competition and any associated promotion.

In accordance with section 9 of the BBC's Terms of use you agree to grant to the BBC a non-exclusive licence to publish and use your photographs for non-commercial purposes. Copyright will however remain with the photographer.

The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures and will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.

The judges' decision will be final and no correspondence can be entered into. If the readers' vote results in a tie the judges shall have the casting vote.

Employees of BBC Worldwide, the BBC, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

By entering, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules.


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