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Dan Rosenbaum was named Royal Navy photographer of the year for his portfolio of imagery from operations all over the world (Picture: Royal Navy).

The Royal Navy’s premier photography prize is the Peregrine Trophy. First awarded in 1962, it’s aim was to encourage photographers to produce dramatic and eye-catching images that could be used for PR purposes. Named after HMS Peregrine, a former RNAS base in West Sussex where photography was once trained, the competition is open to both RN and RM photographers.

Since 1962, the scope of the competition has broadened: as well as the main prize there are a number of subject prizes and categories for amateur service photographers.  The Peregrine Trophy itself now requires a portfolio of six images to be submitted, depicting service life over the previous year. RN photographers are sometimes embedded with a ship or RM unit for up to six months and so have a great opportunity to produce shots that capture the feel of life at sea or on deployments with the RM, for example.

Commandant General Royal Marines Prize: Fleet Regional Photographic Unit North

The complete list of winners is as follows:

  • Commandant General Royal Marines Prize: Fleet Regional Photographic Unit North
  • Best Maritime Image: Leading Photographer Ken Gaunt
  • Maritime Air Prize: Leading Photographer Kyle Heller
  • Global Operations: Petty Officer Photographer Aaron Hoare
  • Royal Navy Photographer of the Year: Leading Photographer Dan Rosenbaum
  • RNRMC Family and Friends: Leading Photographer Guy Pool
  • Best Professional image In Show: Petty Officer Photographer Aaron Hoare
  • The People’s Choice Award: Petty Officer Photographer Si Ethell
  • Spirit of Diversity Award: Petty Officer Photographer Owen Cooban
  • Engineering Excellence Award: Petty Officer Photographer Aaron Hoare
  • RN Amateur Photographer of the Year: Able Seaman Conor Alnwick
  • Amateur Maritime Image Award: Petty Officer Lee Blease
  • RN Amateur Open Category Award: Lance Corporal James Clarke
  • Sea Cadet Amateur Open Category: Able Cadet Thompson
  • Best Student Award: Leading Photographer Alex Ceolin
  • RN Short-Form Digital Storytelling Video Award: Leading Photographer Sam Seeley
  • RN Video Production Award: Leading Photographer Sam Seeley

 

Here are a few of the winning photographs.

 

Best Maritime Image: Leading Photographer Ken Gaunt

 

Global Operations: Petty Officer Photographer Aaron Hoare

 

Engineering Excellence Award: Petty Officer Photographer Aaron Hoare

 

RN Amateur Open Category Award: Lance Corporal James Clarke

 

Amateur Maritime Image Award: Petty Officer Lee Blease

 

And – from the Peregrine Trophy-winning Mobile News Team (Portsmouth), a sample from their portfolio of six shots:

 

 

 

Related Article: RAF photographic competition 2018

Well done to all those who entered – and of course to the winners.

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Comments on Royal Navy photopgraphy awards 2018

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  1. Comment by Peter Archibald

    Peter Archibald

    Some good captures with widely different ambient lighting. Evry one a winner! BZ

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