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Photo of the Year

The Wisden – MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition was launched in 2010.

It is open to all photographers – amateur and professional – from across the world with the only stipulations that entries must have been taken during the year of the competition and in some respect have a cricket theme.

The winner and two runners-up are featured in the colour photo section of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, and since 2012 the eleven shortlisted photos have been displayed at Lord's during the following season.

2016 competition

Entries for the competition for photos taken in 2016 are now closed!

The top eleven images selected go on display at Lord’s this summer where they will be seen by thousands of spectators and visitors to the Home of Cricket. 

The winner and two runners-up feature in the colour photo section of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
The first prize value is £2,000 while two runners-up each win £1,000 and the eight shortlisted entries £250 each.
The shortlist, runners up and eventual winner was chosen by a judging panel chaired by former Chief Sports Photographer of The Sunday Times, Chris Smith and including world-renowned cricket photographer Patrick Eagar

View the full judging panel.

Photo of the Year 2015 - shortlist and winners

Past Winners

The winner of the 2015 competition was announced on Friday 8 April 2016 as Robert Cianfone, for his image of Craig Simmons breaking his bat during the Big Bash League.

The winner of the 2014 competition was announced on Wednesday 8 April 2015 as Matthew Lewis, for his image of West Indies' Dwayne Bravo taking a superb diving catch.

The winner of the 2013 competition was announced on Wednesday 9 April 2014 as Atul Kamble, for his stunning image of Sachin Tendulkar before the Indian legend's final Test innings.

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