AOP Photography Awards

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

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39th AOP Photography Awards

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

The AOP Photography Awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world. Sponsored by MPB – our headline sponsor this year, the Awards 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.

See below for all our supporting sponsors

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.

Entry Details:

  • All images must have been created (by a person) or published as new from January 2022 with the exception of the Project category which has no date limitation but must be a proven ongoing project.
    Note: Images previously selected (i.e., finalist or higher) in any AOP Awards category or Project will be not accepted, nor can the same images be entered into different categories.   

  • You can enter a single or series (2-5) of images, created by a person. 
  • You can enter a piece of moving imagery up to 15 minutes in length, demonstrating your understanding and skills within the medium. All moving image entries must reference whether the work is a collaboration with another artist be it a director, editor, colour grader, musician etc. or whether it’s the independent work of the photographer. You may wish to illustrate the creative use of technologies for example AR, VR, CGI or other techniques created by a person
  • You can enter works of innovation with an example of excellence that illustrates the creative use of technologies and innovations in the production of still images. This can be AR, VR, CGI or any other technique created by a person.
  • You can enter commissioned or personal work in all categories of stills photography and short form film.
  • You can win Gold and Silver in each category.
  • Finalists can credit industry-wide representatives involved in the 39th AOP Awards Book. These can include those commissioning the entry, delivering the production of the work, some of the equipment brands used, and other useful information, such as whether the work was produced in a sustainable way and who with. These details will be requested when Finalists announced.

Award Categories

Documentary

Documentary

Judged By:

Olivia Arthur

Magnum Photographer

Laura Summerton

Photography Manager, Water Aid

Krishna Sheth

Head of Photography – The Economist 1843 Magazine

Sponsored by:

Wex Photo Video

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

Environment

Judged By:

Alan McFetridge

Artist & Photographer

David Gray

Content Director, Finisterre

Chrissy Levett

Co-Founder & CEO, Creative Conscience 

Sponsored by:
EIZO

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.

Environment
Fashion + Beauty

Fashion + Beauty

Judged By:

Kaj Jefferies

Director & Photographer

Jamie Spence

Visuals Director | BRITISH VOGUE 

Safia Minney MBE FRSA

British social entrepreneur,  author, former Global CEO & founder of People Tree

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

Food + Drink

Judged By:

Julie Fisher

Founder & Ice cream Innovator (& former AOP Photographer)

Ginny Rolfe

Head Food Stylist at Jamie Oliver Limited

Rich Robinson

Head of Creative, M&S food

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

Food + Drink
Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Judged By:

Julian Love

Photographer

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:

Emma Hardy

Photographer

Russ O’Connell

Picture Editor, Sunday Times Magazine

Nella Soušková

Associate Editor, Photography & Design, Thames & Hudson

Sponsored by:
PEERSPACE

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

Portrait
Spaces_Block header

Spaces

James Merrell

Photographer

Caroline Rowland

Founding Editor, 91 Magazine

Fiona Naylor

Co-Founder Johnson Naylor | Interior Architecture & Design 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

Henrik Sorensen

Photographer

Helen Stergios

Design Director, Nike

Leon Yearwood

Picture Editor, Sky Sports

Sponsored by:

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

SPORT
STill Life&Object

Still life + Object

Judged By:

Kevin Mackintosh

Photographer

Jaina Minton

Set Designer & Prop Stylist

 
Jon Clarke

Operations Director, Havas, London

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

Clare Grafik

Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery

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.

Project
Best in Show Commissioned

Judged By:

Jacqui Dixon

Arts Buyer / Stills Producer

Best in Show Personal

Judged By:

Tracy Marshall-Grant

Arts Director/Producer

Thank you to our Awards Sponsors

Headline: MPB

Showcase Sponsor: Genesis Imaging

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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.
Find out more about our 39th AOP Awards…