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The Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2011

The Professional Photographer magazine is inviting you to enter this year’s Professional Photographer of the Year Awards. Entry is free and this year’s edition has 13 categories, with a winner and a runner-up in each.

This year’s Professional Photographer of the Year awards are only open to digital submissions but to all photographers, worldwide.

In April 2012 Professional Photographer will host an official prize giving ceremony and party for the winners, judges and sponsors.

Submit Your Best Photos in 13 Competitive Categories

Professional Photographer magazine is looking for images of your best photographs in high (print) resolution, in the following competitive categories:

  • The wild world
    Show Mother Nature’s true character
  • Sporting action
    Show your perfect timing, amazing lens control and how you capture the passion
  • High fashion
    From a head shot to a full length, Professional Photographer wants to see images oozing style.
  • Street photography
    Raw, candid, colour or mono, a visual comment
  • Commercial clients
    From abstract, architecture to industrial Britain
  • In the studio
    Show your mastery of light
  • On location
    From gritty urban scenes to polished city portraits, show your skill at using the surroundings to enhance your image
  • Reportage weddings
    Are you the next Jeff Ascough?
  • Still life
    Let the judges see your control of lens choice, depth of field and composition
  • Student of the year
    An open category for anyone in full-time education studying a photographic discipline
  • Editorial/News
    From hard to soft, show your skills at interpreting a brief and responding to events as they unfold
  • Breaking the mould
    Another open category for everything weird, wacky and avant-garde – have some fun!
  • The Portfolio Award
    This goes to the photographer with what the judges consider the strongest overall portfolio of three images. The category and subject matter are open, and you’re encouraged to submit new images from one or more shoots.

Become the Professional Photographer of the Year 2011!

Becoming Professional Photographer of the Year 2011, or a category or Portfolio winner, are strong enough reasons for entering.

Yes, there will be an exclusive winners’ party with sponsors and judges, plus magazine staff, but Professional Photographer also feels that you need to get something a bit extra. So, each winner will receive an exclusive logo to promote themselves to the industry and to their clients, which can then be used to help market themselves through websites, stationery and business cards, as a mark of distinction and a sign of quality.

In addition, there will be a section created on the Professional Photographer website profiling the PPOTY winners, using this logo as a reference point, so potential clients can visit and discover their award winning photographer.

This Time the Professional Photographer of the Year Awards are Open Worldwide

  • Participation in the Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2011 is open to all photographers over the age of 18.
  • Each entrant may submit no more than one image per category excluding the Portfolio category. However, they may enter as many categories as they wish.
  • Entry images must be electronic and must be uploaded to the official site, which will require creation of a Professional Photographer website account.
  • Images must be submitted at, or be available at, sufficiently high resolution so that they can be printed at a standard acceptable for display in printed media.

Submit Your Entries Online

To enter, visit the Professional Photographer website and register for free. Once registered, you will be able to upload your images.