Leading Airman David Jenkins was crowned Royal
Navy Photographer of the Year for 2013 for a portfolio of four photographs that
showed range of life in the Service.
The panel of judges, which included
Daily Telegraph picture editor Matthew Fearn and Professor Naren
Barfield of the Royal College of Art, selected winners in ten professional
categories as well as three that were open to amateurs.
Leading Airman Jenkins also won the ‘Life
Without Limits’ award for an image of two Aircraftwomen aboard the HMS York,
taken just prior to her decommissioning.
Other winners included Petty Officer Sean Clee,
who took the coveted Peregrine Trophy for the best portfolio of six prints of
Sergeant Ben Briggs triumphed in the Amateur categories for a two-image portfolio of survival training. The judges described this year’s entires in the amateur category as ‘outstanding’.
Head of the Royal Navy Photographic Branch
Captain Ian Stidston said, ‘The standard of the images submitted are testament
to the diversity and adaptability of our people and clearly demonstrate
dedication to both their art and their Service.’
Visit www.royalnavy.mod.uk to find out more and to see a gallery of the winning images.