Final Deadline to Submit is December 11th, 2022 - Enter Today!
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 fourth installment of this International Photography Competition.

Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to five 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 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!
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Prizes
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 Annual Photography Awards.
HONORARY TITLES
HONORARY TITLES
• Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year
• Category Winners: Category Photographer of the Year
cash awards
$5.000 IN CASH AWARDS
• Grand Prize: $2.500 in cash for overall Winner
• Category Winners: $500 for each of 5 categories Winners
MEDALS & CERTIFICATES
MEDALS & CERTIFICATES
• Downloadable Medals & Certificates for all Winners and HM
• Online Gallery Showcase for the Winners and HM
Categories we are giving awards for
Fourth installment of this international photography competition is comprised of five separate categories for participants (with 25 subcategories total). Our jury panel is excited to see your most original & groundbreaking work!
ARCHITECTURE
Buildlings & Structures
History & Landmarks
Human Environment
Interiors
Objects & Details
FINE ART
Abstract
Conceptual
Collage & Effects
Experimental
Places & Spaces
NATURE
Climate & Weather
Humans Impact & Conservation
Macro & Micro
Natural Landscapes
Wildlife & Animals
PEOPLE
Body & Nudes
Culture & Lifestyle
Documentary
Portraiture
Street Life
SPECIAL
Aerial & Drone
Commercial & Advertising
Mobile Photography
Night Photography
Open Category
grand prize medal gold medal silver medal bronze medal hm medal
our judges
Your work will be reviewed by the modern photography leaders, people behind one of the most recognizable photos in the world.
AMANDA ROWAN
AMANDA ROWAN
AMANDA ROWAN
Amanda Rowan's provocative still life and self-portrait images depict playful and sensual moments, eliciting humor while exploring the power and vulnerability of womanhood. Rowan has received numerous accolades for her art, including "The Curator Award," by Photo District News (P.D.N.), "Photographer of the Year" by the International Chromatic Photography Publication, and the Tokyo International Award for Photography.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Carrie Able Gallery, Photo LA, Art Basel, The Wall Street Gallery, and The Leica Gallery in Los Angeles. Her images are part of the permanent collection at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Originally from the Bay area, Rowan graduated Cum Laude from Tisch School of the Arts. After a successful tenure in New York City shooting celebrities, she now lives in Los Angeles, working within the genres of photography and performance art. Rowan is a Full-Time Faculty of Photography at the Photo Arts Conservatory in LA and an editor for FAYN Magazine produced by NYFA.
MATTHEW JONES
MATTHEW JONES
MATTHEW JONES
Born in the late 80's, Matthew spent his childhood exploring the art of photography by breaking cameras and burning through rolls of film. After receiving a BFA in Commercial Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Matthew's career began as a photo editor for a Japanese car magazine and a team photographer for Toyota's Scion Racing.

Using the car as an extension of humanity, Matthew has always believed the automobile should be captured in an emotional manor, photographing his subject's artfully within the world, rather than on a pedestal — striving to portray the transcendence of driving. Matthew searches for the moments in-between the actions. His work is often conceptual in a raw aesthetic. Authentic and unpolished, yet not unfinished — all while incorporating a progressive sense of fashion that evokes both luxury and nostalgia.

Clients include: Acura, BMW, Cupra, Dacia France, Ford EU, Electronic Arts, Google Fiber, Harley-Davidson, Hyundai, Lexus USA, Lincoln Motor Cars, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes Maybach, Toyota USA, Triumph Motorcycles, RAMP Magazine.
MICHELLE WATT
MICHELLE WATT
MICHELLE WATT
Michelle Watt is a fashion and portrait photographer based between New York and San Francisco. She specializes in staging conceptual narratives with a whimsical flair, often addressing themes of freedom and restriction within cultural identity.

Her photographs have been published in TIME, The New York Times, The New Yorker, USA Today, Vogue Arabia and PAPER Magazine. Her commercial clients include Rémy Martin, Sony, Cadillac, The North Face, LG and Arcteryx.
JOHNNY KERR
JOHNNY KERR
JOHNNY KERR
Johnny Kerr is an American artist and art educator, best known for his abstract photographic arrays that reveal the colorful poetry hidden amid a seemingly mundane Arizona metropolis. Self-taught in the craft of photography, Johnny cites his lifelong study of art, his graphic design experience, and his appreciation for minimalism as having the largest influences on his work. Johnny’s imagery often explores the abstract qualities of his subjects, placing them, to varying degrees, outside of their literal context. His use of space reflects his affinity for quietude, while his continued evolution of style and subject matter represent an authentic pursuit of curiosity.
ISABELLA TABACCHI
ISABELLA TABACCHI
ISABELLA TABACCHI
Landscape photographer Isabella Tabacchi is based in the north of Italy. She’s one of the best landscape photographers of her time for her evocative and iconic style. Landscape photographer Isabella Tabacchi and studied the boundless sceneries in the Alps, with a special regard to the Italian Dolomites. Her need to visit and discover new places and unknown environments brought her to the Far East of Russia, in the Kamchatka peninsula, where, together with two local guides, she ventured into pristine and dangerous nature of those territories, among forests and volcanoes. Other destinations visited by Isabella include Lofoten Islands, Azores Islands, Canary Islands, Iceland and Namibia. Since 2016 Isabella won many international competitions including Monochrome Awards, International Photographer of the Year awards (IPOTY), Outdoor Photographer of the Year (OPOTY), Fine Art Photography Awards, Moscow International Photo Awards, Epson International Pano Awards (Highest scoring Gigapixel Image), ND Awards, Tokyo Foto Awards, Creative Siena Photo Awards.
DAVID BEHAR
DAVID BEHAR
DAVID BEHAR
David resides in Los Angeles after receiving a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, he found his footing in beach photography growing up in South Florida. Much of his work is isolated subjects in a sea of muted blues and off-whites. The photos contain a calming sense of longing for solitude with an inherited acceptance of the paradise around them. His work has been featured in galleries around the world and publications such as Elle Decor, Esquire, and Communication Arts.
ANNA KEVILLE JOYCE
ANNA KEVILLE JOYCE
ANNA KEVILLE JOYCE
Anna Keville Joyce is a Food Artist + Creative Director based out of Buenos Aires and NYC. With a background in Food Styling, Design, and Anthropology, Anna has participated in a large variety of photography, film, and installation projects worldwide, and has been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. Her creative spark, attention to detail, and keen sense of composition has allowed her to gain a broad international client list. She has the pleasure of collaborating on increasingly creative and dynamic projects.
NICOLAS BIGOT
NICOLAS BIGOT
NICOLAS BIGOT
Nicolas Bigot aka Niko Photographisme is a professional UX/UI designer based in Brittany (France). He creates images as a self taught photographer for over 10 years.

He works mainly on surrealist compositions and he likes to create his own world using home made props and photo manipulation. He really favors "tangible methods" during photoshootings (no cgi/3D). He considers photography as a playground for imagination. Digital editing and retouching offer him a great freedom of creation. He's obsessed with appearances and likes to work on body modifications and improved human capacities. False pretense, appearance and reality manipulations are his main common threads.
NICOLLE CLEMETSON
NICOLLE CLEMETSON
NICOLLE CLEMETSON
Nicolle Clemetson is a color-focused photographer who specializes in conceptual still life and portrait photography. She brings a unique sense of playfulness and a passion for good taste to every project. With over 13 years of industry experience, she approaches every project with a positive attitude, great problem-solving skills, and the ability and confidence to produce high-quality imagery and stop-motion content for her clients.
PIA KINTRUP
PIA KINTRUP
PIA KINTRUP
Pia Kintrup, a German artist (b.1988), graduated at Folkwang University of Arts in Germany with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, specifically in photography. She then went to study M.A. Photography studies and practice in the same university in 2017, graduating with a Master of Arts. She has been awarded the 2019 13th International Arte Laguna Prize, winner of special prize, “Photolux Festival” in Venice, Italy, and the 2019 Excellence Award, International Artist Award at Art Next Expo in Hong Kong. She has held countless exhibitions around Europe, and also a few in Asia, Canada, and the USA. Pia Kintrup’s research investigates new media and materials, ranging from photography to sculpture. Transformational processes, value, emptiness and abundance, and photographic steps of transition are essential for her artwork. She is represented by Galerie Ricarda Fox, based in Germany.
JON KOLKIN
Jon Kolkin has a worldwide following with major photography exhibitions in museums and art galleries throughout the USA and abroad. Each project focuses on a topic related to personal growth. His groundbreaking series, Inner Harmony, consists of rare, intimate photographs of Buddhists from throughout Asian, and explores core principles central to living a less stressful, more balanced life, regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs. Inner Harmony has received 20 international photography awards and was featured twice in LensWork Magazine.

His new book, Inner Harmony: Living in Balance, with forewords by the Dalai Lama and Queen Mother of Bhutan, received Gold Medals at the Tokyo International Foto Awards and PX3 in Paris, along with a Silver Medal at the International Photography Awards in NYC.

Jon is also involved in numerous compassion-centered initiatives including the ongoing Shades of Compassion traveling museum exhibition, which includes photographs from Inner Harmony exhibited alongside works by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Joyce Tenneson, and others .
EMILY KINNI
EMILY KINNI
EMILY KINNI
Emily received her BFA in Photography at Parsons the New School of Design in 2011. Upon graduating she was awarded the Tierney Fellowship in June of 2011, which aided her in the progress of a body of work entitled, Where Death Dies. Kinni has been exhibited in New York as well as internationally in both solo and group shows and her work has been featured in many published platforms including Aperture, Time, Huffington Post, CNN, and Vogue . Her work has taken her to many parts of the United States, including prisons, love hotels, cowboy churches, and drive thru wedding chapels.
GEORGE MAYER
GEORGE MAYER
GEORGE MAYER
George was born in 1985. Up to 2007 he worked as an interior designer. His works were published in professional books and periodicals for architects and designers by such publishing houses as Tatlin and Univer Press.

Since 2008 he has been taking part in well-known international photo contests, in 2017 George won one of the most prestigious world photography contests Sony World Photography Awards where the project "Light. Shadows. Perfect woman." took the first prize among the professionals. His photographs can be seen on covers of dozens of books and music CDs.
Submission guidelines and official rules
By registering and entering the Annual Photography Awards you hereby accept Terms and Conditions listed below.
ENTRY FEES & DEADLINES
• Final Closing Deadline: December 11th, 2022
• Entry Fees: $30 for single photo / $40 for series (up to 8 photos)

• Winners announcement: February 19th, 2023
SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS
• File format: JPEG
• Longest dimension: 1100 pixels
• Colour space: grayscale or RGB (sRGB or AdobeRGB)
• Restrictions: no borders, no signatures and watermarks
GENERAL
All entries must be submitted via www.annualphotoawards.com 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 Annual Photography Awards 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 Annual Photography Awards website.
ELIGIBILITY
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 (Annual Photography Awards) 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.
JUDGING
All judges will be appointed by Annual Photography Awards. Entries will be judged anonymously. The decisions of the Annual Photography Awards is final.
CONTACT
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