A selection of the award winners ladies and gentlemen for it is that time again.
The photo of the year winner, by John Stanmeyer, shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia. The picture also won first prize in the Contemporary Issues category, and was shot for National Geographic. Photograph: John Stanmeyer
The first prize in the Spot News Stories category shows Syrian rebel fighters taking cover amid flying debris and shrapnel after being hit by a tank shell fired towards them by the Syrian army in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic