The Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi stands behind protective glass during a military parade in Green Square, Tripoli on 01 September 2009 © David Bebber of The Times, 'Photograph of the Year' at The Press Photographers' Year.
David Bebber, a photographer for The Times, has won this year's Photograph of the Year award at the Press Photographer's Year 2010 ceremony, which also saw Getty Images, The Guardian and Reuters win accolades
Bebber won for an image of the Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi, who is seen stading behind protective glass during a military parade in Green Square, Tripoli. The ceremony was held to celebrate his forty years as head of state on 01 September 2009.
The photograph was selected from among 7713 images submitted this year in what has become the UK's most prestigious press photography competition. Supported by Canon, the Press Photographer's Year awards top prize to photographers in 16 categories.
This year, 119 images have been selected as a final edit, which will go on show at the National Theatre from 10 July until 11 September. The images will also be published in The Press Photographer's Year 09-10 book, which will also feature last year's winners across 240 pages.
The ceremony also saw five Getty Images photographers leave with first prizes in categories such as News Folio of the Year, the Arts, Sports Folio of the Year, Sports Specialist Folio of the Year and Winter Olympic Single.
Kieran Doherty and Dylan Martinez of Reuters also won top prizes respectively in the News and Features categories. The Guardian also received two awards - one for its photographer David Levene and the other for a digital film produced by Felix Clay.
For more information, visit www.theppy.com.
The full list of winners:
PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR
David Bebber, The Times
FIRST PRIZE : News Folio of the Year
Daniel Berehulak, Getty Images
FIRST PRIZE : Live News
FIRST PRIZE : News
Kieran Doherty, Reuters
FIRST PRIZE : Features
Dylan Martinez, Reuters
FIRST PRIZE : Photo Essay
Kieran Dodds, Panos
FIRST PRIZE : Portraits
FIRST PRIZE : The Arts
Oli Scarff, Getty Images
FIRST PRIZE : Royalty & Entertainment
FIRST PRIZE : Sports Folio of the Year
Laurence Griffiths, Getty Images
FIRST PRIZE : Sports Specialist Folio of the Year
Clive Mason, Getty Images
FIRST PRIZE : Sports Action
Gareth Copley, Press Association
FIRST PRIZE : Sports Features
Sean Smith, The Guardian
FIRST PRIZE : Winter Olympic Singles
Clive Rose, Getty Images
FIRST PRIZE : Multimedia
FIRST PRIZE : Digital Film
Felix Clay, The Guardian
(Words: Laura Barton
Edited by: Elliot Smith
& Shehani Fernando)
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