AOP Open Awards 2012

The AOP Open Awards is the competition in which professional photographers, assistants, students and keen amateurs all compete on equal terms. For everyone who is passionate about photography, the Open Awards provides the perfect opportunity to gain recognition for their work. There are no categories or themes in the competition - its aim is simply to showcase outstanding individual images, whatever the style or subject matter, so the choice of work submitted is entirely up to the entrant.

The competition has been running for 12 years and this year it received hundreds of images from around the world. As always, the standard of entries was exceptionally high.

The judges have chosen an Overall Winner, whose work they felt was the strongest. They then each chose their own favourite Judges Choice and there was a Public Choice Winner, voted online and in the exhibition by members of the public.

The AOP would like to thank this year’s judges and sponsors for their continued support. Also, congratulations to the exhibiting photographers for contributing to an outstanding group of images and we hope you enjoy them just as much as we have.