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Event Photography Awards 2019: Best images revealed

The most stunning imagery from the Event Photography Awards 2019 was admired and celebrated at No. 4 Hamilton Place in London’s Mayfair.

The winners of the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2019 (EPAs) were unveiled on Tuesday 14 May. In its sixth year, the EPAs sold-out awards event hosted 250 guests viewing nearly 100 shortlisted photographs across 12 categories at the home of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

There was humour as well as eye-catching moments from the meetings and event industry. The overall winner was Andrew Billington’s entry, entitled Multi-tasking, which was in the private events category. It perfectly captured a multi-generational moment when a grandfather feeds himself and a young baby at the same time.

The two runners-up were Legends Stairway Brief by Deb Porter, from the behind the scenes category, which shows waiting staff sat on stairs for a briefing prior to an event in The Long Room at Lords, Boardmasters, by last year’s overall winner, Andrew Whitton, was the other runner-up, from the cultural events category.

“The events industry needs great photography not only sell itself, but also to amplify the impact and thereby the validity of events,” Philip Atkins, managing director of event staffing agency Off to Work, said.

View the picture gallery from the Event Photography Awards 2019

“The EPAs celebrate the often unsung work of the photographers that capture the energy and essence of events, along with all the elements that go into producing successful events, from to behind-the-scenes production and the venues where they are held, to the catering and the staff that serve it.”

Andrew Whitton, runner-up 2019 and overall winner 2018 said: Events, whatever size or budget, rely on strong imagery and these awards prove that everyone involved in putting on a show is as important as the rest. Many things and people go unnoticed, but our photographs wouldn’t be the same without them.” 

Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2019 (EPA) partners up with two charities – Meeting Needs and PhotoVoice, which promotes the use of photography for social change.