Royal Navy announces photographic competition winners

Winning entry from the Mobile News Team, taken by PO Phot Arron Hoare. Photo: Royal Navy

The Royal Navy has announced this year’s winners of the annual Peregrine Trophy Awards photographic competition.

The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the photographic section or unit submitting the best portfolio of six images of Service-related subjects captured throughout the year.

This year’s winner is the Mobile News Team (Porstmouth) who have submitted the best portfolio of six prints (black & white and/or color).

Warrant Officer Class 1 Nathan Dua, the Royal Navy’s most senior photographer, said: “As technology and photographic practices get better every year, the quality and commitment of our talented photographers improves as well.

“I am always blown away by the standard of imagery achieved by the men and women of the Royal Navy’s photographic branch, and this year is no exception. I am proud of every entry in this year’s photographic competition.”

This year the awards were judged by Jane Sherwood of Getty Images, Thomas Newton of Sky News, Lee Durant of the BBC, Stuart McKenzie of the BBC, Nicholas Horne of Great State, Defence Imagery picture editor Panay Triantafillides, and freelance photographer Adam Sorenson.

Leading Photographer Dan Rosenbaum was named Royal Navy photographer of the year by the judges for his portfolio of imagery from operations all over the world.

He said: “To win an award in the Peregrine Trophy competition is a moment to be proud of in itself but to win photographer of the year, which effectively is the pinnacle of what all photographers aim for, is undoubtedly the proudest moment of my photographic career.

“Given the fierce competition within our branch and the high calibre of photography that my colleagues and friends produce, this award is definitely the hardestfought for.”

LPhot Rosenbaum is now deployed in HMS Argyll capturing all elements of her deployment to the Asia Pacific region.

Visit the Peregrine Trophy Awards 2018 feature page to see the full list of winning entries.

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