Barclays, title sponsor of the Premier League, has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Barclays Photographic Awards. The competition is open to all professional photographers and Barclays has chosen a selection of images that were deemed to best capture the essence and emotion of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season.
Now in their 11th year, the 2013 Barclays Photographic Awards run alongside Barclays other official awards; Barclays Player and Manager of the Month, Barclays Player and Manager of the Season, The Barclays Golden Boot and The Barclays Golden Glove.
Split into two categories, The Barclays Photographer of the Season will be judged on five images submitted with the winner receiving a Barclays Award and £10,000 to spend on photographic equipment. The Barclays Shot of the Season will be selected from the best single image submitted by each photographer. The winner will also receive a Barclays Award together with £5,000 to spend on photographic equipment.
The judging panel includes Alan Sparrow, UK Picture Editors’ Guild Chairman; Owen Humphreys, last year’s Barclays Photographer of the Season; Martin Tyler, Sky Sports commentator; and Andy Dunn, Chairman of the Football Writers’ Association.
You can vote for your favourite in the aforementioned slideshow.