Photography Awards

See this year’s finalist images here

Entries open: 10 September 2018

Entries close: 21 January 2019

If you have entered these Awards before you will see that this year has some exciting new categories; Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Photojournalism, Still life & Object.
In another change, both commissioned AND personal work can be entered in all categories and will be judged together. We have reintroduced the Gold and Silver Awards for each of the category.

  • You can enter a single or series (3-4) images
  • You can enter commissioned or personal work
  • You can win Gold and Silver in each category

© Jonathan Knowles



Curator: Rhiannon Reid, Head of Production at 24 Productions
Covers the promotion or illustration of ideas, products, brands, corporations, etc., and imagery as part of an overall piece of lifestyle work.

Sponsored by Broncolor


Curator: Jillian Edelstein, Photographer and Documentary Film Maker
Reportage, features, current affairs, product or other imagery that is of an informative nature.


Curator: Portrait Salon
The subject (human or animal) is the primary focus of the image.

Sponsored by Fixation


Curator: Jane Briers, Creative Director, mcgarrybowen
The situation or location, including interior, landscape, architecture etc., where the whole, rather than the individual elements, is the primary focus.

Sponsored by Fujifilm

Still Life & Object

Curator: Kristie Girvan, Head of Production, The Corner London
Inanimate object(s) or still life. It can be any object in any place, the emphasis being the object rather than its surroundings.

Fashion & Beauty

Curator: Clara Mercer, Communications Director – British Fashion Council
Fashion & Beauty photographs

Sponsored by MOT Models 

Food & Drink

Curator: Helen Parker, Another
Food or drink as the main focus of the image


Curator: Ben Nash, Deputy Head of Creative Production – Karmarama 
A series of between 5-20 images that portray a narrative, telling a visual story.
(please note because of space limitations 8 images may be chosen by you to be included in the Awards Book and exhibition)

Sponsored by Direct Digital 

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

If you are an AOP Assisting Photographer member

The Discovery 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.

Sponsored by Direct Digital 


We have been working with our Awards 2019 partners on a range of prizes for each of our category Gold winners, for the full list see our Prizes page.

Entry Fees

(all prices include VAT @20%)

Early Bird Month 10 September – 30 September 2018
Single – £25.00
Series – £42.00
Project – £62.50

Regular Entry 1 October 2018 – 9 January 2019
Single – £30.00
Series – £50.00
Project – £75.00

Final Week Pricing 10 January – 21 January 2019
Single – £50.00
Series – £70.00
Project – £95.00