Photography Awards

The ‘Oscars’ of the photography world

© Felicity Crawshaw


The Association of Photographers (AOP) is the UK’s leading organisation representing photographers and image-making professionals working in the creative industries.

The AOP Photography Awards are without doubt one of the most prestigious competitions in commercial professional photography, a collection of inspiring, beautiful and breathtaking images from some of the very best emerging and established photographers in the world.

The AOP Photography Awards are open to our Accredited Photographer and Assisting Photographer members only. If you would like to become one, please visit our membership pages here.

Now in its 37th year, the AOP Photography Awards are highly regarded by commissioners, art buyers and photographers alike. Our categories highlight specialisms within the sector, and include both commissioned and non-commissioned work. 

Opens Autumn 2021.

Chimney of a red ship with empty seats
© Gabrielle Motola

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© Todd Antony

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Enter the Leica Open Project

Leica, the legendary German maker of photographic devices whose roots go back in time of more than 150 years, is celebrating the commitment of photographers who bear witness to the world. Through “THE WORLD DESERVES WITNESSES”.