Winners of the NME Photography Awards with Nikon announced

See all the winners' work at an exhibition in London

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

We asked for contributions for the best budding new music photograpers across categories including Live, Portraits, Festivals, Documentary and Under-18s.

The winning entries can be viewed in a free exhibition between October 24 and November 6 at London’s The Printspace, 74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL.

Each year, the NME Photography Awards with Nikon aims to find the best and brightest new talent in photography.

We also celebrated the work of more established photographers with our Professional category. Entries were judged by our expert panel made up of NME Editor Mike Williams, NME Picture Director Zoe Capstick and last year’s Outstanding Contribution to Music Photograhy winner, Roger Sargent.

Plus, we gave users the chance to have their say with the Readers’ Choice award.

NME Editor Mike Williams says: “We’ve trawled through hundreds of amazing entries across all the categories which have caused much deliberation. We make it our mission every year to pick out the most exciting new talent in music photography and these images showcase just some of the new talent whose images we hope will be gracing our iconic covers in future.”

This year’s outstanding contribution prize went to Pieter M Van Hattem.

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

Under 18s
Winner: Tiegan Neary

Runner-up: Menai Gwen Richards

Highly commended: Wouter Loeve


Winner: Jamie Brown

Runner-up: Mino Tristovskij


Winner: David Sexton

Runner-up: Rodrigo Jardon

Highly commended: Peter Dovgan


Winner: Josh Groom

Runner-up: Zoltán Balogh


Winner: Arpad Horvath

Readers’ Choice

Orit Pnini


Janos Kummer

Outstanding Contribution

Pieter M Van Hattem