A PHOTOGRAPH of Prince Charles taken during his visit to Tretower Court in July has been shortlisted for an award by the News Media Association in its annual Royal Rota photography competition.

The photograph, which shows Charles enjoying a chuckle with a volunteer dressed in medieval clothes for the occasion, was taken by the Brecon & Radnor Express’s photographer Peter Williams.

From today (Monday, September 24) anyone can visit the NMA website to vote for their favourite royal pictures out of 48 images posted on the Royal Rota photography link on the NMA website.

Voting in the competition ends at 5pm on Friday (September 28) so log on quickly to http://www.newsmediauk.org/Royal-Rota-Photography-Competition-2018 to help Peter win the competition.

You can cast your vote by finding Peter’s photo in the gallery of pictures entered for the competition and then clicking on the red star at the bottom of the image when it is viewed full size.

The results of the public vote will be used to create a shortlist which will be judged by a panel of industry experts to find the winners, who will each receive a prize of vouchers for photography equipment, in four categories:

National Newspaper Rota Photo of the Year

Regional/Local Newspaper Rota Photo of the Year

Rota Picture Agency Rota Photo of the Year

Overall Rota Photo of the Year

There is also a separate special category for photographs of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle together.

The Royal Rota photography competition was launched by the NMA to promote the outstanding work of photographers in the UK news media and the NMA’s media facilities services for members.

The NMA manages the Royal Rota on behalf of its members, allocating passes for the hundreds of Royal engagements undertaken by members of the Royal Family each year and ensuring that the material is pooled among members.