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Celebrating the best photography from all over the World!

Celebrating photographers of all levels, professionals, amateurs and students alike, the Annual Photography Awards invites participants to the first installment of this years International Photography Competition.

Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories. There are no restrictions on interpretation, creativity, or aesthetic; we accept all formats that showcase new talent and help grow the notoriety of photography as a fine art.

The Annual Photography Awards are dedicated to preserving the craft as a contemporary medium of fine art, and is motivated to helping young artists rise in their careers. By participating, our artists receive the attention of a global audience and are eligible for various cash prizes. We are looking forward to seeing your best work!
Early Deadline is June 9th, 2019


The perfect opportunity to advance your notoriety and present your work to an artistically charged audience! The Annual Photography Awards offer generous cash prizes, trophies and acclaimed awards for participating winners. Certificates and awards are available as digital downloads endorsed by the APA.
Grand Prize
Annual Photographer of the Year
Category Winners
Category Annual Photographer of the Year
Grand Prize
$1.000 in cash for overall Winner
Category Winners
$500 for each of 8 categories Winners
Downloadable Medals & Certificates
for all Winners and Honorable Mentions
Online Gallery Showcase
For the Winners and Honorable Mentions

Categories we are giving awards for

medal medal
The APA’s first installment of the international photography competition is comprised of eight separate categories for participants.
Our jury panel is excited to see your most original & groundbreaking work!

Our Judges

Your work will be reviewed by the modern photography leaders, people behind one of the most recognizable photos in the world.
Alex Telfer
Alex Telfer
Marinka Masséus
Marinka Masséus
Maxim Dondyuk
Maxim Dondyuk
 Nathalie Daoust
Nathalie Daoust
Jordi Huisman
Jordi Huisman
Francesco Pistilli
Francesco Pistilli
Shahria Sharmin
Shahria Sharmin
 Pavel Volkov
Pavel Volkov
Coco Amardeil
Coco Amardeil
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Submission guidelines and official rules

By registering and entering the Annual Photography Awards you hereby accept Terms and Conditions listed below.

Early Bird Deadline: June 9th, 2019
Entry Fees: $20 for single photo / $30 for series (up to 8 photos)

Final Closing Deadline: December 8th, 2019
Entry Fees: $30 for single photo / $40 for series (up to 8 photos)

Winners announcement: February 2nd, 2020

All entries must be submitted via website. By creating an account on this website and providing your e-mail address you agree to receive competition news and notifications. You may unsubscribe at any time by using the opt-out link at the bottom of e-mails.

Entry to the APA Competition is subject to payment of entry fees.

Photos that have been rewarded in other major Competitions are eligible to the Competition.

Post-production and digital manipulation is allowed (the integrity and subject matter must be kept).

The entrant must not have breached any laws when taking their photographs.

All rewarded photos (Category Winners and Honorable Mention) will be published on the APA website.
Submission Specifications

File format: JPEG
Resolution: 72 ppi/dpi
Longest dimension: 1000 pixels
Colour space: grayscale or RGB (sRGB or AdobeRGB)
Restrictions: no borders, no signatures and watermarks

The Competition is open to professional and amateur photographers and only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Competition is open to legal residents from all over the world, and is void where prohibited by their local law. Employees and Judges of Annual Photography Awards (APA) are not eligible to participate in the Competition.

By participating, You accept these Terms and Conditions and You warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. You must be the author of the photos submitted to the contest.

All judges will be appointed by APA. Entries will be judged anonymously. The decisions of the APA is final.


If you have any questions regarding the awards, including technical support or media requests please don’t hesitate to contact us. We endeavor to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours. Thank you for patience.