Press Release17 Nov 2017

Finalists announced for IAAF Photograph of the Year award


IAAF Photo of the Year award (© IAAF)

With one week to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, the finalists for the photograph of the year have been selected.

From the 100 images that were submitted, a panel of judges – comprising David Burnett, Raquel Cavaco-Nunes, Dwight Phillips and Rafael Segui – has whittled down the entries to three finalists:

Joosep Martinson

Amanda Ngandu Ntumba of France competes in the girls’ discus final at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 (Joosep Martinson / Getty Images)

Paul Sanwell

Sally Pearson (l) of Australia in the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Paul Sanwell / OP Photography)

Patrick Smith

Usain Bolt of Jamaica looks to the sky in his opening round heat at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)


The winner will be announced live on stage at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 on Friday 24 November.

The 25 shortlisted images will also form part of a photography exhibition which will be held alongside the IAAF Athletics Awards from 22-26 November in Monaco.

The three finalists will also form the panel to determine the winner of the competition for fan photographers.