AOP Student Awards 2015

2015 is the 32nd anniversary of the AOP Students Awards.

Originally founded in 1981, this particular competition is solely dedicated to finding and promoting the best photographic talent coming out of the UK's Further and Higher Education institutions. The Students Awards showcase a diverse and inspirational selection of work by the UK's most promising students and acts as a platform in which they can demonstrate their photographic creativity and skill.

The Students Awards reputation has steadily grown over the years and is now regarded as one of the UK's leading student photographic awards programmes. Entering the competition is considered a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to pursue a career in commercial photography, and the recognition gained from being selected to feature in the exhibition and book is second to none. Receiving Student Photographer of the Year, a Merit or Judge's Choice Award is regarded by many within the industry as the first step to a successful and prestigious career. Previous winners of the AOP Students Awards have gone on to win both the AOP Assistants Awards as well as the AOP Photographers Awards.

There are four categories: Social Media: Animal Conservation, Product Shots: Sense, Brand Image: Charity and a Sunday Supplement Cover. Students are called to enter challenging and creative imagery that push the boundaries of photography and are rich in flair and technical ability. This year the AOP is proud to present a selection of astounding work that is of the highest calibre.