PEREGRINE TROPHY

Every year the Royal Navy's professional photographers submit
their best work to compete for the Peregrine Trophy.

PEREGRINE TROPHY WINNER 2018

MOBILE NEWS TEAM (PORTSMOUTH)

The Peregrine Trophy is awarded to the Royal Navy photographic section or unit that has submitted the best portfolio of six prints (black and white and/or colour) of service-related subjects captured throughout the year.

This year's winning portfolio features diverse imagery from around the globe. From the Royal Navy's surface fleet to the submarines of the Silent Service, to the elite Royal Marines, the imagery from across the Naval Service impressed the judges to win the top prize.

One of three Mobile News Teams, the photographers based in Portsmouth are ready to deploy around the world at short notice. They are trained to operate at sea, on land and in the air, in extreme conditions from the desert to the arctic.

The role of photography portraying the work of the Royal Navy has never been more important.

This award is designed to encourage the capture of eye-catching, powerful imagery that can be used in traditional and digital media to demonstrate the Naval Service on operations.

Sponsor: Calumet

Royal Navy Photographer
of the Year

LEADING PHOTOGRAPHER DAN ROSENBAUM

The Photographer of the Year award goes to the photographer with the best portfolio of four photographs of service-related subjects submitted by an individual.

Leading Photographer Dan Rosenbaum was named Royal Navy photographer of the year by judges for his portfolio of imagery from all over the world.

His portfolio included:

  • HMS Monmouth's Royal Marines and Royal Navy Boarding Team conducting embarkation drills
  • Royal Navy personnel during HMS Queen Elizabeth's 'replenishment at sea' trials with RFA Tidespring
  • HMS Monmouth taking part in Exercise Intrepid Sentinel with her United States counterparts
  • HMS Sutherland as she took part in a disaster and humanitarian relief exercise

He said, "To win an award in the Peregrine Trophy is a moment to be proud of in itself but to win photographer of the year, which is effectively the pinnacle of what all photographers aim for, is undoubtedly the proudest moment of my photographic career."

LPhot Rosenbaum is now deployed in HMS Argyll capturing all elements of her nine-month deployment to the Far East as part of a national push to strengthen military and diplomatic ties in the region.

Sponsor: Canon

BEST MARITIME IMAGE

Leading Photographer Ken Gaunt

Awarded for the best photograph depicting Royal Navy or Royal Marines equipment, including ships, submarines, aircraft, weapons and equipment large and small. 

Sponsor: Fuji

COMMANDANT GENERAL ROYAL MARINES PRIZE

WINNER: FLEET REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC UNIT NORTH

Awarded for the best portfolio of three prints, depicting Royal Marines related subjects. 

Sponsor: Calumet

GLOBAL OPERATIONS

PETTY OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHER AARON HOARE

Awarded to the best single image that is judged to create the most impact as a news photograph. 

Sponsor: Nikon

MARITIME AIR PRIZE

LEADING PHOTOGRAPHER KYLE HELLER

Awarded for the best photograph of one or more Royal Navy helicopters, this category is specifically for rotary wing images. 

Sponsor: Medialogix

BEST PROFESSIONAL IMAGE IN SHOW

PETTY OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHER AARON HOARE

Awarded to the best photograph of a member of the Royal Navy/Royal Marines undertaking their duties, training, on exercises or operations. 

Sponsor: Bright Publishing

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

PETTY OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHER SI ETHELL

Awarded to the photographer whose image was chosen by the readers of Navy News. 

Sponsor: Navy News

ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES CHARITY
FAMILY AND FRIENDS

LEADING PHOTOGRAPHER GUY POOL

This category encourages entrants to capture heart-warming moments between Naval Service personnel and their friends, family, children and loved ones. 

Sponsor: RNRMC

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE AWARD

PETTY OFFICER AARON HOARE

Awarded to the single best photograph, combining creativity and impact that illustrates engineering talent, that inspires future Naval Service Engineers, and informs the wider public.

Sponsor: NSSL

SPIRIT OF DIVERSITY AWARD

PETTY OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHER OWEN COOBAN

Awarded to the single best photograph, combining creativity and impact that illustrates the diversity and inclusive culture of the Naval Service.

Sponsor: EY