Copy goes here

AOP Student Awards 2022 - Now Open

The 2022 AOP Student Awards promise to be yet another exciting year for entries. An inspiring celebration of the very best in student photography, the AOP Student Awards can help in providing you with that all important step up to, and visibility in, the professional arena. 

Entry information

Entries are accepted as Stills, Moving image and Innovation.

The AOP Student Awards 2022 opens on Monday 9 May 2022 and closes on 31 May 2022.  Winners will be revealed in June 2022.

Gold and Silver winners, along with selected finalists, will have the chance to be showcased and appear in the official 38th AOP Photography Awards Book.

Whatever your vocation, passion, course or age, we invite you to inspire us with your photography.

Choose your category:

  • People:  This category covers any form of people-photography from portraiture to street photography, photojournalism and beyond. The People category is an opportunity to make visual comments about the human race and its ways. In previous ‘portrait’ categories, animal pictures have been featured but the originators of this category feel that entries this year should feature the human race.


  • Places: Rather than duplicate possible locations such as landscapes and architecture, we offer this category which provides unlimited opportunities. We promise that we will be as flexible as you need us to be.


  • Things: This category covers almost everything else. Think Irving Penn’s found objects, Mapplethorpe’s flowers, Ori Gersht’s explosions, cats, dogs, bats and monkeys by Tim Flach, and sublime still-lifes by Richard Maxted and then make something unique and sensational of your own. We can’t wait to see your work.


Find out more and Enter today!

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…