AOP Photography Awards

The 39th AOP Photography Awards are open to all AOP Accredited Photographer and Assisting Photographer members

© Todd Antony 

NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY

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

Finalists for the 39th AOP Photography Awards will be revealed mid 2024 with Gold and Silver winners announced live at the AOP Annual Showcase event in September 2024, where their winning entries will also be exhibited at the Showcase, along with selected finalists.

The 39th AOP Photography Awards will includes x 10 individual categories plus additional Awards for Best Commissioned and Best Personal work which are considered from all the selected finalists.

Focusing on human creativity and professional practice, this is an opportunity to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry and not to be missed. As in previous years, stills, moving image & innovation can now be entered into each category.

All Award entry eligible AOP Members will receive one free entry to the 39th AOP Photography Awards. 

Entry Fees
(All prices include VAT @20%)

Early Bird – Mon 29 January 2024 – Mon 4 March 2024
Single – £25.00
Moving – £25.00
Series – £42.00
Project – £62.50

Regular Entry Tue 5 March 2024 – Sun 5 May 2024
Single – £30.00
Moving – £30.00
Series – £50.00
Project – £75.00

Final Week PricingMon 6 May 2024 – Mon 13 May 2024
Single – £50.00
Moving- £50.00
Series – £70.00
Project – £95.00

 

Assisting Photographer member prices
To encourage new talent and support the work of our Assisting Photographer members, the AOP offers them a vastly reduced rate, available across the whole entry period. These prices are: 
Single – £15
Moving – £15
Series – £25
Project – £37

Not a member? If you would like to become an AOP Accredited or Assistant Photographer member, please click here. 

AOP Discovery Member Award 
Like our Accredited Photographer members, AOP Assisting photographer members are eligible to enter the Photography Categories with the chance of winning an AOP Discovery Award. This award enables us to discover and nurture new talent within our Assisting Photographer membership, and offer those who are selected, the chance to become Accredited Photographer members.

If you would like to become an AOP Assisting Photographer member or would like to apply to become an AOP Accredited Photographer member, please click here. 

Returning

Martin Evening Excellence in Digital Retouching Award

To commemorate his contribution to the photography industry and in particular the advancement of Digital Retouching the Martin Evening  Excellence in Digital Retouching Award continues.

This Award is separate to the 39th AOP Photography Awards although the Winner will be announced live at the AOP Awards Showcase in September 2024.

Full details including Entry dates for this commemorative Award will follow separately.

Award Categories

Documentary

Judged By:

Olivia Arthur

Magnum Photographer

Laura Summerton

Photography Manager, Water Aid

 

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

Environment

Judges to be announced

 

 

 

Sponsored by:
 

Photography and short form film where the overall situation or location is the primary focus of the image that covers outdoors, environmental and natural landscape photography.

Fashion + Beauty

Judges to be announced

 

 

Photography and short form film that illustrates or promotes clothing or beauty products.

Food + Drink

Judges to be announced

 

 

Photography and short form film where food or drink is the primary focus of the image.

Lifestyle

Judged By:

Matthew Beaman

Director of Photography, Monocle

Jaki Jo Hannan

Head of Print Production and Experiential, adam&eve DDB

Sponsored by:
 

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

Portrait

Judged By:

Russ O’Connell

Picture Editor, Sunday Times Magazine

Nella Soušková

Editor, Thames & Hudson

Sponsored by:
 

Photography and short form film where the subject, human or animal, is the primary focus of the image.

Spaces

James Merrell

Photographer

Caroline Rowland

Founding Editor, 91 Magazine

 

Sponsored by:
 

Photography and short form film where interior spaces and decoration, built exteriors and locations are the primary focus of the image.

Sport

Helen Stergios

Design Director, Nike

Leon Yearwood

Sky Sports

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

Still life + Object

Judged By:

Kevin Mackintosh

Photographer

Jaina Minton

Set Designer & Prop Stylist

 

Sponsored by:
 

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

Project

Judged By:

Miles Aldridge

Photographer

Christiane Monarchi

Editor, Hapax Magazine

Sponsored By:

 

A long-term photographic project on a singular subject that portrays a narrative, illustrated in a series of 10-20 images, or short form film.

Best in Show Commissioned

Judge to follow

 

 

Best in Show Personal

Judged By:

Tracy Marshall-Grant

Arts Director/Producer

See 38th AOP Photography Awards Winners

Visit the 38th AOP Awards Showcase Photo Gallery

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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 finalists are now revealed…