2012 04 27 AOP Photographers Awards

The Competition


Call for Entries to the 2012 AOP Photographers Awards is now open!

The AOP Photographers Awards is the most prestigious and highly respected competition for professional photographers worldwide. Being selected for the Book and Exhibition is one of the greatest accolades available to professional photographers and offers major exposure to art buyers and the creative industry as a whole. In addition all selected entrants will have an extensive presence on the Awards website.

The 2012 Call for Entries opened on Monday 19th March. For the first two weeks, there will be Early Bird prices. After 6pm Friday 30th March, regular prices will apply. The FINAL DEADLINE is 6pm Friday 27th April.

Not a member of the AOP? Click here to read more about how to become a member.  You can apply for membership up until 6th April and still have time to enter the Photographers Awards.

Alternatively, take a look at the AOP Open, as this competition is open to both AOP members and non-members.

The 2012 AOP Photographers Awards - Categories

Category Descriptions

Commissioned – Work created as a result of an external brief.

Non-commissioned – Work created by the photographer of his or her own volition.

(NB. This year all categories, apart from Commissioned Documentary, will accept entries using CGI and Post-Production. All images chosen for the exhibition/book must credit any relevant collaborators who have been creatively involved in the production of the imagery, retouchers, stylists, set builders etc)

Commissioned Categories:

(Single & series judged separately. Series of between 3-4 images, apart from Documentary and Moving Image.

NB. Identification of the commissioner will be required for all successful entries in these categories. No final copy is allowed on imagery within these categories.).

Advertising - Design - Editorial - Documentary - Moving Image

Non-Commissioned Categories:

(Single & series judged separately. Series between 3-4 images, apart from Project and Moving Image.)

Portrait - Life - Environment - Object - Moving Image - Project

Early Bird Entry

  • Single £25.00
  • Series £41.67
  • Documentary / Project £62.50
  • Moving Image £41.67

Regular Entry

  • Single £30.00
  • Series £50.00
  • Documentary / Project £75.00
  • Moving Image £50.00

For further information please visit the competition website.

Complies with the Bill of Rights

This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists


Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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