Fujifilm UK sponsors 2024 AOP Student Awards


Best in Show Winner to receive £5,000 of Fujifilm equipment and support plus creation of a promotional video

The Association of Photographers (AOP) is calling for entries for the 2024 AOP Student Awards, which provide an opportunity for students studying photography in further education to have their work seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry. Sponsored for the second year running by Fujifilm UK, the overall Best In Show winner will receive a £5,000 package of equipment and support from Fujifilm.

The AOP Student Awards were established in the early 1980s to recognise and highlight the emerging photographic talent of students, including those from overseas, in further education institutions across the UK. Many of the AOP Student Awards winners go on to become professional photographers represented in the annual AOP Photography Awards.

“Fujifilm is proud to support the next generation of photographers through our association with the AOP’s student awards. We believe in nurturing creativity and innovation in the field of imaging, and we look forward to seeing the incredible talent that emerges from this competition. The overall winner can expect a prize that reflects our commitment to excellence in imaging solutions.”

“It's a genuine privilege to work with Fujifilm, which is offering an incredible prize, in the form of kit to support upcoming projects, as well as support from Fujifilm, who may offer the chance to participate in future campaigns, to this year’s Best in Show winner. It is an amazing prize that will genuinely support a student or graduate’s journey into the professional world and help develop their confidence along the way. We couldn’t ask for a better industry offer that delivers on professional practice and supports new talent.”

The judges for the three categories in the 2024 AOP Student Awards are:

  • People Category: Michael Wharley, AOP accredited and award-winning photographer
  • Places Category: Sachini Imbuldeniya, CEO, House of Oddities
  • Things Category: Frankie Turner, AOP accredited and award-winning photographer

The Best in Show, plus the Gold and Silver winners, along with selected finalists, will be showcased and appear in the official 39th AOP Photography Awards Book, published in time for the AOP Awards Showcase in late September 2024. The Best in Show winner will also receive £500 worth of studio space booking credit with Peerspace.

Entries close on 24 May 2024. For more information, please go to the 2024 Student Award webpage: https://www.aopawards.com/awards/student-awards/

See last year’s Best In Show winner Jimmy Fletcher, documentary photographer and former student at University of Gloucestershire interviewed about his experience of winning and working directly with Fujifilm UK below:

AOP Photography Awards

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