Daily Express man scoops Vauxhall England Football Photographer of the Year Award
The Daily Express’ Stuart Robinson has been crowned the Vauxhall England Football Photographer of the Year for 2012.
Robinson, a regular on the international football circuit, received his award from England Manager Roy Hodgson at St George’s Park.
The Daily Express staff photographer won the award for his outstanding portfolio of England images ahead of a record number of entries for the second annual Vauxhall England Football Photography Competition.
Robinson succeeds the Mail On Sunday’s Mark Pain as Vauxhall England Football Photographer of the Year.
He commented; “I am delighted to win the Vauxhall England Football Photographer of the Year award.
“Throughout their sponsorship of the England team Vauxhall have worked very closely with the photographers and we all appreciate the efforts they have gone to.”
Laurence Griffiths, from Getty Images, was awarded £500 and the title of Vauxhall England Football Individual Photograph of the Year for his picture of John Terry’s goal line clearance.
Chris Hornbuckle, Head of Sponsorship for Vauxhall, said: "To receive a record number of entries for the second Vauxhall England Football Photographer of the Year competition is very pleasing and shows how highly they photographers regard the competition.
“They work extremely hard throughout the year to capture to the passion, drama and excitement of international football and the portfolio of imagery submitted really does tell the story of 2012 for England.
“Stuart’s submitted an outstanding portfolio which stood out among the group and he is a very worthy winner of the award.”
For more information go to Vauxhall’s dedicated football website at www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk