Premier League sponsors Barclays have announced the shortlist for the Barclays Photographic Awards for 2011.
After a huge number of entries to the competition, which is open to all professional photographers worldwide, the sponsors have chosen a selection of images which were deemed to best capture the essence and emotion of the 2010-11 Barclays Premier League season.
Split into two categories, The Barclays Photographer of the Season will be judged on five images submitted with the winner receiving £10,000 of photographic equipment.
The Barclays Shot of the Season will be decided from the best single image submitted by each photographer. The winner will also receive a Barclays Award together with £5,000 of photographic equipment.
A judging panel including Chairman of the Football Writers Association Steve Bates, Sky Sports Commentator Martin Tyler, and last year’s winner Bradley Ormesher from The Times will decide the winners.
Here are just a few of Goal.com's favourite shots from the shortlist...
Tug of war | Gareth Jones of the Liverpool Echo takes this shot at Goodison Park
Nice boots! | Offside Photography's Mark Leech captures Spurs' penchant for colourful footwear
Man of the hour | Mark Robinson of The Sun snaps Wigan's celebrations after staying up
King Carlos | Echoes of Maradona in this image of Tevez captured by Martin Rickett of PA
Over the line? | The Sun's Richard Pelham snaps another Gomes blunder for Spurs
Wetlook | The Times' Marc Aspland captures the gloomy side of the Premier League
Jumping for joy | Drogba's inimitable leap snapped by Nicky Hayes of Backpage Images