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The AOP Student Awards 2019 - Finalists revealed

13 June 2019


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The AOP Student Awards 2019  Finalists revealed

The Association of Photographers Student Awards is delighted to announce the return of the popular Student Awards. 

Celebrating the best in photography amongst students the AOP Student Awards provide that all-important step up to the professional arena. The AOP is committed to supporting new emerging talent, these Awards are an opportunity to get a first look at the potential stars of tomorrow.

Broken down into three categories, People, Places and Things, each category has been judged by respected creatives in the photographic field, namely Simon Norfolk, Alicia Hart and Zelda Cheatle.

Click here to view finalists

Showcasing a diverse range of styles and topics, highlights include 'The Tea Party' illustrating the modern day children’s birthday party, ‘Egyptian Female Domestic Workers’ which celebrate and acknowledge their overlooked status and hard work, through to a strange zig-zag water break in an eerie atmospheric scene. 

Students from across the country have entered from a mix of photography courses from HND Photography at Edinburgh College, Ba (Hons) Photography at Falmouth to MA Photography courses at the Royal College of Art. 

All 55 finalist images from year’s Awards can be seen at a free public exhibition at Wex Photo Video, London from 1-30 Jul 2019. 

The winner of each category plus an overall Best in Show will be announced at the private view on Thursday 4th July at Wex.

In addition, the AOP invited students to make their nominations for the lecturer of the Year and Course of this year, we received a record number of nominations.

Tickets to the winner's presentation party are strictly limited and cost £10 each 

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AOP Student Awards Sponsored By

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AOP’s Starting Out Conference 

The annual Starting Out conference will take place on the same day as the Student Awards winners presentation. 


The content of the day will focus on how everything recent graduates and emerging photographers need to know about embarking on a career in photography, how to become an assistant and go on to become an AOP professional Photographer in the future. 


The line up includes speakers renowned photographers agent Peter Bailey, award-winning photographer David Ryle, Assisting Photographer Conrad Ohnuki, 

AOP’s Business & Legal advisor Nick Dunmur, 

Direct Digital will explain how to work with a rental equipment house and a panel of experts will discuss ‘The Importance of a Portfolio’ looking at presentations do’s and don’ts, what stage of your career are you expected to have one? And digital versus print portfolios. 


Starting Out takes place on Thursday 4th July 10:30 – 17:00 at Direct Digital, Waterloo, London.  

Tickets are £5 for AOP Members and £10 for Non-members. 

Book here

Starting out is sponsored by Direct Digital

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