NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon winners announced

Shots to feature in a special digital edition of NME

The winners of this year’s NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon have been announced.

Amateur and professional photographers entered their shots across five different categories, including Festival, Professional, Under 18, Portrait and Live, for the chance to win cameras from Nikon. One Readers’ Choice winner has also been chosen.

“Every year we say it, but every year it’s true – the standard keeps getting better and better,” said NME editor Mike Williams on 2014’s entrants.

The winners of this year’s NME Music Photography Awards with Nikon are:

Festivals category winner
Drew Stewart

Chic, Bestival
NME/Drew Stewart

Under 18 category winner
Jerin Michael

Ashley Fenlon of Oracle, Scruffy Murphy’s Birmingham
NME/Jerin Michael

Portrait category winner
Sean Carpenter

Claw Marks
NME/Sean Carpenter

Live category winner
Jemma Dodd

Taylor Jardine of We Are The In Crowd, Hit The Desk festival
NME/Jemma Dodd

Professional category winner
Matias Altback

Mac Demarco, Teatro Vorterix Argentina
NME/Matias Altback

Readers’ Choice winner
Roy James Baron

Taylor Rice of Local Natives, Beacons Festival
NME/Roy James Baron

To hear the stories behind each winning image and view all of the runner up and highly commended entries, download our free digital edition to these future stars of music photography.

The digital issue, available to download from October 21 on Apple Newsstand, will also celebrate the works of this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Music Photography winner, Chalkie Davies. The legendary photographer shot The Clash’s first NME cover as well as capturing snaps of iconic stars like Debbie Harry, Sid and Nancy, The Ramones and many more.