MPB will become the headline partner of the 2022 World Sports Photography Awards the first major sponsor of the awards programme which is now in its third edition.
The World Sports Photography Awards, is the leading photographic competition for professional sports photographers. In its two previous editions the awards have celebrated the work of professional sports photographers around the world across multiple sporting disciplines featuring some of the world’s most famous athletes at iconic sporting events. The last edition of the awards featured a 25-year retrospective of great sports photography.
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The new partnership will see a series of content developed to help photographers take better sports pictures and better understand the equipment and techniques needed. The partnership will also include the launch of a dedicated amateur sports photographer award campaign.
Commenting on the announcement, Sophie Collins, Chief Marketing Officer, MPB said: “At MPB we are dedicated to opening up the world of visual storytelling. Sport and photography are inextricably linked. Photographers use the power of visual storytelling and the values and essence of sport to make us think differently, look again, transform and ultimately change. We look forward to sharing the amazing World Sports Photography Awards images with a wider audience and help every photographer hone their sports photography skills.”
World Sports PhotographyAwards, Co-Founder, Simon Burton added “We share a passion for sport and visual story-telling with MPB. Over the last two years we have grown and developed World SportsPhotography Awards into a prestigious and vibrant campaign with a global audience. We are very excited about the new opportunities we can now explore with MPB and look forward to sharing the very best in sports photography with more fans than ever before.”
The awards will open for entries at the end of February, with the winners being announced in June. Judges for the awards are high-profile individuals from the worlds of sport, brand, media and photography. The new amateur sports photographer awards campaign will launch after the professional awards have been announced.