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AWARDS 2020: Call for entries are OPEN

11 October 2019

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We are thrilled to announce that the Awards 2020 Call for Entries are open! This year sees some exciting changes, read on to find out more.

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© Florian Mueller, Gold, Still Life & Object, Photography Awards 2019

 

The well established AOP Awards call for entries are open for the 36th time! Although it sometimes feels that the photography industry is awash with awards to enter, very few are held in as high regard as the AOP Awards.  The uniqueness of the AOP Awards is the direct connection with commissioners.  Consisting of an Exhibition, presentation party and Awards book they are the perfect showcase to give your work the exposure it deserves.

Following on from the successes of the AOP50 and Awards 2019 exhibition we have been invited back to Canary Wharf where the Awards 2020 exhibition will take up residency, giving you a chance to showcase your work to an estimated 8,000 people a day over an 8 week public exhibition.  Following in the same format as other years the winners will be revealed in an exquisite presentation reception to 1,000 specially invited guests from the image creation sector.

All the revenues generated from our Awards activities go back into the Association, so by entering the Awards you are not only gaining additional exposure for yourself through one of the best platforms there is, but you are helping support all photographers and creators.

The Awards 2020 will consist of the Photography Awards, Open Awards, Student Awards and new for this year the Emerging Talent Awards.  All four Awards are accepting entries from stills, moving image and innovation.

 

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Photography Awards

Eligible for Accredited Photographer Members and Assisting Photographers – who have the opportunity to win the Discovered Member Awards. This award enables us to discover and nurture new talent within out Assisting Photographer membership, and offer those who are selected, the chance to become Accredited Photographer members.

Gold & Silver Awards will be selected from all entrants across commissioned & personal work as single or series of images, moving image, innovation in each of the following categories:

Lifestyle, Photojournalism, Portrait, Environment, Still Life & Object, Fashion & Beauty, Food & Drink. Project 5-20 images.

 

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Open Award

The Open Award is open to everyone – both professional and amateur – and are about championing exquisite imagery. There are no categories or restrictions in the Open Award, the image is the star, and exciting & innovative work is encouraged. The AOP Open Award is open to everyone both professional and amateur.

Gold & Silver Awards will be selected from all entrants across commissioned & personal work as single or series of images, moving image, innovation.

 

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Emerging Talent Award

Celebrating the new wave of photographers, who have been practising as a photographer for less than 3 years. You can enter Stills, Moving image, and Innovation. Entries are open to everyone. Gold and Silver Awards will be presented.

 

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Student Awards

Celebrating the new wave of photographers, who have been practising as a photographer for less than 3 years. You can enter Stills, Moving image, and Innovation. Entries are open to all student. Gold and Silver Awards will be presented.

 

Following on from previous years we will have an early bird discount, standard and late surcharge entry fees see a list of dates below.  Please note that again this year there will be NO EXTENSIONS. We hope this information will enable entrants to plan when they would like to enter and also be fairer to those who do get their entries in in good time.  Remember you can pay for the number of entries and then upload the actual images /files at a later date.

Similarly as last year there will be a series of staggered closing dates – The Photography categories close on 2 March 2020, the Open and Emerging Talent Categories will close on 9 March 2020 and the Student categories close on 23 March 2020.  Those who do not make the final round of the Photography categories and who may wish to resubmit their image into the Open can do so during this period.

 

Important Dates for your diary

Photography Awards

11 October – Call for Entries Opens

11 October - 17 November - Early Bird Discount Period

18 November - 23 February – Standard Entry Fee Period

24 February - 2 March – Surcharge period applies

2 March – Photography Categories Close


Open and Emerging Talent Award

11 October – Call for Entries Opens

11 October - 17 November - Early Bird Discount Period

18 November -1 March – Standard Entry Fee Period

2 - 9 March – Open Awards Surcharge period

9 March – Open Award Closes


Student Awards

11 October - Call for Entries Opens

23 March 2020 - Student Awards Close


1 June - 31 July - Awards Exhibition at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf

TBC – Awards Presentation Party

 

More details on our Awards Curators and Sponsors will be released soon

 

So photographers it's over to you - show us your best for your chance to get your work in the spotlight. See the full information on categories and how to enter on the Awards Website here.  Enter now to take up the early bird offer!

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