Student Awards

Sponsored by Fixation

Open to anyone currently studying.

Entries open: 17 December 2018
Entries close: 29 April 2019


AOP Student Awards are a celebration of the best in photography amongst students, helping to provide that all important step up to the professional arena. By supporting new emerging talent, the Awards are an opportunity to get a first look at the potential stars of tomorrow.



Curator: Zelda Cheatle
Covers any form of people-photography from portraiture to street photography , photojournalism and beyond. It is an opportunity to make visual comments about the human race and its ways. In Previous ‘Portrait’ categories, animal pictures have been featured but the originators of this category feel that entries this year should feature the human race.


Curator: Simon Norfolk
Rather than duplicate possible locations such as landscapes and architecture, we offer this category which provides unlimited opportunities. We promise that we will be as flexible as you need us to be.


Curator: Alicia Hart
Covers almost everything else. Think Irving Penn’s gutters, Mapplethorpes flowers, Ori Gersht’s explosions; cats, dogs, bats and monkeys by Tim Flach, and sublime still-lifes by Richard Maxted then make something unique and sensational of your own. We can’t wait to see your work.

plus AOP Lecturer of the Year and AOP Course of the Year

AOP Members: £5.75 per image
Non Members: £8.50 per image

© Camilla Murray. Best in Category, People. Student Awards 2018

Student Membership
Don’t forget if you are an AOP Student Member studying on an AOP Affiliated Course you can become an AOP Student member for free. If you would like to become an AOP member, please click here.