Contest now closed for entries!
Editor’s Choice, CPN’s visual boot camp, is now closed for entries. If you think your photographic eye is good enough to create thought-provoking and technically excellent images, then our five judges will soon be deciding which ones are the best!
Our expert eyes this year are Jon Jones (our Chairman of the Jury), plus category editors Lauren Steel, Marc Aspland, Cheryl Newman and Barbara Stauss. Their opinions count, and having them review your work is an accolade in itself. As an added bonus the winning image and judges’ favourites will be displayed on the Canon Professional Network and shared on our Twitter page!
Let the public decide
Not only did our highly experienced professionals review submitted images, the Contest was also thrown open to you, the public, to have your say. The Public Vote is now closed and we would like to thank the many thousands of you who voted!
Sports Editor Marc Aspland
“I expect a perfectly exposed, framed composition, but I always demand more than the obvious. Like all photographers, whenever I see a stunning photograph I will always think ‘I wish I’d have taken that.’”
Photojournalism Editor Lauren Steel
“Powerful photographs grab me at my core and connect me to the subject so I feel inspired and curious about the image, cultivating an all-encompassing and fulfilling sense of awareness.”
Portrait Editor Cheryl Newman
“I am drawn to images which provoke a reaction within me. A great photograph should be brave, visceral and inventive. I want to be moved, amused or angered by photographs that are honest and artful.”
Nature Editor Barbara Stauss
“I don’t really look for the perfect image to be honest – sometimes the perfect image is not so interesting. I rather like it when an image allows me to start my imagination going.”
Meet the Editors
Chairman of the Jury
As a photojournalist for the Sygma Photo Agency in Paris, Jon Jones documented conflict all over the world, most notably in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His numerous accolades include two World Press Photo Awards. Jon is a regular photographic judge for many awards and was the Director of Photography for the Sunday Times Magazine for the past seven years.Watch now: Jon Jones on his career
Marc Aspland is Chief Sports Photographer at The Times newspaper in London, UK, where he has worked since 1988, after joining from a local newspaper, the Watford Observer. He has covered four FIFA World Cup finals, plus every English FA Cup Final and each Wimbledon tennis final from 1988 to 2013. In 2009 Marc became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
Lauren Steel is Director of Photography and a Founder of the Verbatim Agency. She works with an exclusive group of world-renowned photojournalists who have won numerous awards and recognitions including World Press Photo and the Pulitzer Prize. A graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in photojournalism, Lauren works with Verbatim photographers on projects and advises on editing and marketing.
Cheryl Newman is a photography consultant living in London, UK. For more than 15 years she was the Photography Director of the Telegraph Magazine. The magazine won a number of awards under her direction including the Amnesty International Award for Media in 2014. She has been a committee member of the Royal Photographic Society and a jury member for numerous photographic awards.
After studying the technical side of photography, Barbara Stauss worked as a photographer before becoming picture editor with a Berlin photo agency. In 1996 she was part of the team that co-founded mare magazine – a publication dedicated to classic photo reportage and picture essays. She also teaches at photo editing seminars and was a member of the 2013 WPPh contest Nature jury.