AOP Awards

Celebrating the best in established and emerging talent

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Current Awards and Projects

Current Awards and Projects

See here for current AOP Awards, AOP Projects and other opportunities

AOP Professional Awards

Showcasing the best in professional and emerging photographic talent, from students through to fully Accredited Photographer and Assisting Photographer members.  

AOP Photography Awards

© Tony Gale. GOLD Winner, Environment Category

AOP Photography Awards

The AOP Photography Awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world. They celebrate excellence in the creative photography and image-making industry.
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AOP Student Awards

© Paris Tankard Best in Show + Gold People Category Winner

AOP Student Awards

Studying photography at FE level or higher? Whatever your vocation, passion, course or age, we invite students to inspire us with their photography.
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AOP Emerging Talent Award

© Sue Oakford, GOLD winner 2022

AOP Emerging Talent Award

Celebrating the very best in the new wave of photographers and image makers, who have been practising their craft for less than 3 years
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See the winners of the 37th AOP Photography Awards

AOP Open Award + Projects

Exceptional Photography: Professional + Amateur

Championing great photography

The AOP suite of Awards includes opportunities for professional and amateur, member and non-member alike to showcase their work to leading commissioners and industry figures

AOP Open Awards

OPEN AWARD 2022: Gold Winner © Sujata Setia, Series

AOP Open Awards

”The Open Award is open to everyone – both professional and amateur – and are about championing exquisite imagery. There are no categories or restrictions in the Open Award, the image is the star, and exciting and innovative work is encouraged.”
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AOP Projects

AOP Projects

Creative briefs celebrating our world. AOP Projects are a new series of open project creative briefs – Open Projects, set by leading creative, cultural, social and commercial organisations for all photographers and image-makers to enter.
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Why not be part of a huge community of creative image-makers and get the best in support and inspiration?

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AOP Photography Awards

The AOP Photography Awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world. They celebrate excellence in the creative photography and image-making industry.
This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry. Our 38th AOP Awards are now open…