AOP Awards

Celebrating the best in established and emerging talent

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AOP Photography Awards 2021

This year’s 37th AOP Photography Awards are open to all AOP Accredited Photographer and Assisting Photographer members.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Fictional / staged photography reflecting lifestyle scenarios, that illustrate or promote brands, corporations, products, and ideas.

Documentary

Documentary

Factual / observational photography documenting real-life that informs or promotes ideals. Includes photojournalism and reportage photography.

Portrait

Portrait

Photography where the subject, human or animal, is the primary focus of the image.

Environment

Environment

Photography where the overall situation or location is the primary focus of the image. Includes interiors photography, and urban and natural landscape photography.

Still life + Object

Still + object

Photography where still life or objects are the primary focus of the image. This can be any type of object in any place.

Food + Drink

Food + Drink

Photography where food or drink is the primary focus of the image.

Fashion + Beauty

Fashion + Beauty

Photography that illustrates or promotes clothing or beauty products.

Sport

Sport

Photography where sport or fitness activity is the primary focus of the image, includes sports fans and venues.

Project

Project

A long-term photographic project on a singular subject that portrays a narrative, illustrated in a series of 10-20 images. Because of the longform nature of the work images can be originated over a maximum of fire year period. (Please note because of space limitations up to 8 images may be chosen to be included in the Awards Book and exhibition)

The AOP Student Awards 2021

See this year’s outstanding images here

People

People

From portraiture to street photography, photojournalism and beyond. An opportunity to make visual comments about the human race and its ways.
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Places

Places

Not just landscapes and architecture, this category provides unlimited opportunities.
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Things

Things

Think gutters, flowers, explosions, cats, dogs, bats and monkeys!
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Open Projects

AOP Awards – Open Projects are a new series of creative briefs set by leading creative, cultural, social and commercial organisations for photographers and image-makers to enter. Launched mid-April 2021, they are open to non-members and members alike. 

Emerging Talent Award | Open Project

Here at the AOP we want to celebrate the very best in the new wave of photographers and image-makers, who have been practicing their craft for less than 3 years.

For this special Open Project there are no restrictions on what you can enter. We simply want to see your most amazing work.

© Zula Rabikowska

Other Awards

Ranging from the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world – the AOP Photography Awards – to a celebration of our students through the AOP Student Awards, to our new programme of new creative projects, we have a programme of opportunity whatever your level or interest.

Photography Awards

Photography Awards

Celebrating excellence in creative image-making .
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© Elisabeth Hoff

Icon

Icon

Celebrating the Icons of the image-making world.
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See the winners of last year’s AOP Awards

Why not be part of a huge community of creative image-makers and get the best in support and inspiration?

© Simon Winnall

Focus

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AOP Photography Awards 2021

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 year’s Awards will open in October 2021 and close in January 2022. This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry.