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Launch of the 2013 AOP
The Association of Photographers is excited to announce the launch
of this year’s Awards programme. As it’s 30 years since the
Photographers Awards first began, the Association has recognised this
landmark date by transforming the Awards programme.
Charlie Thomas, Awards Manager, has been at the heart of the
planning process, explains the format this year’s Awards will
Photographers Awards will be a more focused format, with a range of
categories in single and series but with no distinction between
commissioned and non-commissioned. One exciting addition for this year
is a special 30th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Award, voted for by
the AOP membership. After the Awards presentation and party, the
Photographers Awards exhibition will be open to the public over several
days in the East End of London.” This extension gives commissioners
and visitors with busy diaries more flexibility to see the
The Students Awards and Assistants Awards will be consolidated into
the AOP Open Awards, exhibiting at the same venue as the Photographers
Awards but with a separate identity, exhibition, presentation and party.
The AOP are encouraging all Assistant and Student members (and non-members)
to enter this carefully refocused scheme and in recognition of the change
will be creating Best Assistant, Best Student and Best Photographer member
awards within the Open, with some fantastic prizes for the winners (see
below for more details).
The AOP Awards are sponsored by a number of high-profile
photographic and creative organisations within the industry.
The Call for Entries for both Awards will open at
10am, Monday 2 April and closes on the following
Awards: 6pm Friday 10 May
6pm Friday 31 May
The Photographers Awards
AOP Photographer members, the Photographers Awards is still regarded as the
original and the best Photographic Awards in the industry. Being selected
for entry into the Photographers Awards book and accompanying exhibition is
considered one of the highest accolades available to professional
photographers in the industry today.
The Open Awards
Open to everyone, members
and non-members, the Open Awards has no categories or themes but recognises
all forms of outstanding imagery shot by professionals and amateurs
alike. Within the Open Awards this year, there is a huge range of
prizes on offer. Prize packages will be given to:
• Best in Show
• Public Choice Award
• Best Photographer Member
• Best Assistant Member
• Best Student Member
hard drives, hire of the Hasselblad
studio including equipment, Bikinilists
subscriptions and email credits, Production
Paradise promotional packages, onOne
055CXPRO3 tripod, Blinkbid
software and a Fujifilm
X-series camera amongst others!
PLUS, each successful entrant to both Awards can take advantage of
a brilliant print deal at Metro
During the first two weeks of the Call for Entries of each Awards,
there will be an Early Bird discount on entry prices. After 6pm
Friday 12 April, the regular prices will apply for non-members, however
there will be a continual discount for AOP members. All details of
prices can be found on www.the-awards.com.
For further information about this year’s
awards, including regularly updated latest news, prizes, benefits and our
sponsors please visit www.the-awards.com.
The judging panels, which are comprised of today’s top industry
figureheads, will be announced shortly.