In Pictures

In pictures: The Army Photographic Award winners

The best of the Army's professional and amateur photography from the past year was recognised today at the Army Photographic Awards at army HQ, Andover.

The competition was open to all army personnel and entries captured soldiers at work and play around the world.

Winner of the professional portfolio category was Sgt Paul Morrison from the Royal Logistic Corps who completed a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2012.

He received his award for his portfolio of six photographs of soldiers carrying out their duties.

Image copyright Sgt Paul Morrison & Crown

Sgt Morrison, from Inverness and who was also runner-up in the professional soldiering image category, has travelled across the world as an army photographer. In October he photographed the 12th Mechanized Brigade training on the plains of Canada at the British Army Training Support Unit.

Image copyright Sgt Paul Morrison & Crown

His favourite piece from his portfolio was 'New Beginnings' a photograph that depicts a young soldier at the passing out parade at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate.

He said: "I had him look straight into the camera while everything else was going on around me. The presenting officer was inspecting the ranks and I was just there concentrating on the image."

Image copyright Sgt Paul Morrison & Crown

Other award winners included Sgt Russ Nolan who won the professional portrait category and Cpl Dean Docwra who won the amateur soldiering image prize.

The winner for the best overall image, Cpl Jamie Peters, from Jedburgh, was chosen by the public via social networking sites for his shot 'Fireball Flyers' showing an Apache helicopter flying over an explosion at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Image copyright Crown

The winning photographs will be on show at army headquarters in Andover.