Call for Entries: The APA Awards 2012 Annual Photo Competition

Share your vision. Win great prizes. But most importantly, put your work in front of thousands of creatives.

American Photographic Artist members and non-members around the world are invited to participate in our annual celebration of the best of the best, the relative unknowns, the diamonds in the rough. Your work will be judged on its creativity, technical merit, and personal vision. If you have something to say – we want to see it.

The APA AWARDS is your chance to advance your career through a massive three-pronged approach:

Direct Exposure: Have an acclaimed panel of judges pore over your work. Plus the Winners Gallery book will be in the hands of top creatives — your potential clients.

Widespread Exposure: Your award-winning photo may be the leading image on SearchAPA e-blasts to image buyers and 15,000 creatives throughout the year!
Long Exposure: Your image will be featured in the Winners Gallery on the APA website for a full year.

The APA AWARDS are about gaining exposure, but because our industry can be challenging, it is also about taking your business to the next level with a share of over $100,000 in valuable prizes. That’s 31 winners from our 10 categories who will each receive a huge boost from marketing consulting, training, and equipment generously provided by the industry leaders in our field.
So, are you ready for your close up? Good – show us what you’ve got!

Submissions will be accepted to September 16th.

Submission Guidelines

Competition Rules

Entry Fees




$2500 cash prize to the Best of Show as part of the Best of Show $12,600 Award prizes.

Over $100,000 TOTAL value of prizes awarded.