KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
Founded in 1787, Marylebone Cricket Club is the most active and famous cricket club in the world and owner of Lord's Cricket Ground - the Home of Cricket.
© Copyright 2015
Amateur and professional photographers from around the world have less than one week to submit their best cricket-themed images taken during 2013.
The closing date for entries in the Wisden–MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition is Monday 13 January, with cash prizes awaiting all eleven shortlisted entries, courtesy of competition sponsors, digital marketing agency 21six.
The 2013 winner will be awarded £1,000 while two runners-up will each receive £750; the eight other shortlisted entries will receive £150 each - the first time all eleven have been awarded a prize.
Acclaimed photographer, Hugh Routledge has joined the judging panel, which is chaired by former Chief Sports Photographer of The Sunday Times, Chris Smith.
In addition to the cash prizes provided by 21six, the top three photographs will feature in the colour section of the 2014 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and all of the shortlisted entries will be exhibited at Lord’s throughout the year.
The competition generated over 300 entries in 2012, with Anthony Au-Yeung of Photosport, New Zealand, emerging victorious for his image of Zimbabwe’s Tatenda Taibu fielding the ball in mid-air during a Twenty20 international between New Zealand and Zimbabwe at Eden Park on February 11 2012.
POTY 2012 shortlist