The Wisden – MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition was launched in 2010.
It is open to all photographers – amateur and professional – from across the world with the only stipulations that entries must have been taken during the year of the competition and in some respect have a cricket theme.
The winner and two runners-up are featured in the colour photo section of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, and since 2012 the eleven shortlisted photos have been displayed at Lord's during the following season.
The 2017 competition re-opened in October and is closed on Friday 5th January 2018. Winners will be announced in due course.
Indian freelance photographer Saqib Majeed won the 2016 Wisden–MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year competition for a colourful image of a boys’ cricket game in the Mughal gardens of Srinagar.
Majeed, a photojournalist of eight years, came across the scene on a visit to Nishat Bagh – one of the most famous Mughal gardens.
Shooting from a vantage point of 35 feet up, he was able to capture the entire game amongst the autumnal colours of the surrounding chinar trees.
The winner of the 2015 competition was announced on Friday 8 April 2016 as Robert Cianfone, for his image of Craig Simmons breaking his bat during the Big Bash League.
The winner of the 2014 competition was announced on Wednesday 8 April 2015 as Matthew Lewis, for his image of West Indies' Dwayne Bravo taking a superb diving catch.
The winner of the 2013 competition was announced on Wednesday 9 April 2014 as Atul Kamble, for his stunning image of Sachin Tendulkar before the Indian legend's final Test innings.