This black & white photograph by Oli Scarff won first prize in the sports single category ofWorld Press Photo. The picture was taken at the Royal Shrovetide Football match, which is an extraordinary annual game played in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, that dates back hundreds of years, The overall winner of World Press Photo was Ronaldo Schemidt for his picture of a man on fire during riots in Venezuela. He wins E10,000 plus Canon camera equipment. The competition attracted 73,000
pictures from around the world.
the best of which can be seen in a touring exhibition that travels to 45 countries.