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The Sports Journalists’ Association is delighted that Canon UK is continuing to support the British Sports Photography Awards with sponsorship of two key awards and the photographic exhibition at the event. 

Canon have not only been an amazing backer of the SJA and our awards but have been a strong supporter of young people trying to break into the industry.

Since Canon have been a sponsor of the SJA awards we have introduced the Young Sports Photographer of the year award and more recently have set-up a Young Sports Photographers gallery, a monthly opportunity for young sports photographers to send in their best pictures from the month and have their work promoted and celebrated through the SJA's website and social channels. 

There are 8 categories across sports photography. This year has seen a change of the Away from the Action category to Sports News Picture and the introduction of Olympic and Paralympic Portfolio of the year. 

 

The Canon Sports Photographer of the Year is awarded to the photographer who, in the opinion of the judges, has been the overall best sports photographer of 2021 and has demonstrated an outstanding range of photographic skills. This will be judged on submitted entries into the other 6 categories. All other categories are subject to entered submissions which are put before our panel of judges. 

The deadline for entries is midnight on 19 January 2022. All entries must be submitted via the online entry system. Look below to see a selection of shortlisted photographs from last years awards. To see the full shortlist click here

Michael Steele (7)

Michael Steele (7)

Michael Steele (9)

Michael Steele (9)

Michael Regan - FP (2)

Michael Regan - FP (2)

Michael Regan - FP (9)

Michael Regan - FP (9)

Michael Regan - FP (8)

Michael Regan - FP (8)

Michael Regan - FP (10)

Michael Regan - FP (10)

Clive Mason - SSP (2)

Clive Mason - SSP (2)

Clive Mason - SSP (7)

Clive Mason - SSP (7)

Clive Mason - SSP (5)

Clive Mason - SSP (5)

Clive Mason - SSP (10)

Clive Mason - SSP (10)

Harry Murphy - YSP (1)

Harry Murphy - YSP (1)

Harry Murphy - YSP (2)

Harry Murphy - YSP (2)

Harry Murphy - YSP (5)

Harry Murphy - YSP (5)

Clive Mason - Getty Images

Clive Mason - Getty Images

Michael Steele - Getty Images

Michael Steele - Getty Images

Andy Hone - LAT Images

Andy Hone - LAT Images

David Rogers - Getty Images

David Rogers - Getty Images

Bradley Ormesher - The Times

Bradley Ormesher - The Times

Daniel Mullan - Getty Images

Daniel Mullan - Getty Images

Matt McNulty - Manchester City FC

Matt McNulty - Manchester City FC

Marc Aspland - The Times

Marc Aspland - The Times

Edward Whitaker -  Racing Post

Edward Whitaker - Racing Post

Clive Mason - Getty Images

Clive Mason - Getty Images

Edward Whitaker - Racing Post

Edward Whitaker - Racing Post

Away from the Action - Tom Jenkins - The Guardian

Away from the Action - Tom Jenkins - The Guardian