Award Winning Photographer Association

Become an Award-Winning Photographer: Your First Step Starts Here

AWPS provides photographic competitions and awards to photographers of all skills and experience
Get the Recognition You Deserve
Be an Award-Winning Photographer

Measure and Validate your Abilities

Our Mission:
At the Award Winning Photographer Society (AWPS), we believe every photographer has a story to tell and a vision to share. We are committed to empowering photographers of all backgrounds, skill levels, and styles by providing a competitive platform that recognizes and celebrates their artistry. Through our diverse range of contests, we aim to offer avenues for exposure, validation, and growth in a community that values creativity, excellence, and the endless pursuit of capturing the perfect shot. Whether you're a professional or an amateur, AWPS is your stage to compete, improve, and transform your passion into recognition. You can't win if you don't enter, and we are here to ensure you get the recognition you deserve.
Ten Reasons To Enter an AWPS contest!
  1. Exposure and Recognition: Participating in competitions gives you the opportunity to showcase your work to a wider audience, which includes other photographers, industry professionals, and even potential clients. Winning or even just being shortlisted can significantly increase your visibility in the field.
  2. Measurement: You can measure yourself against others to see where you stand. This can help you see your work from a new perspective and identify areas for improvement.
  3. Validation: Winning a photography competition or even placing can provide validation for your work. It can serve as an affirmation of your skills, talent, and vision.
  4. Networking: Participating in competitions can provide you an opportunity to meet and network with other photographers and industry professionals. It can lead to collaborations, job opportunities, or simply provide a community of peers.
  5. Awards: There are many ways to achieve awards and recognition. Trophies, certificates, and press release will help you stand out from the crowd and add to your credibility. Who wouldn't want to have a set of trophies sitting on the shelf?
  6. Portfolio Development: Preparing for a competition will motivate you to produce your best work and help you create a strong, cohesive portfolio. It can be a driving force to push your creative boundaries.
  7. Credibility: Having accolades from competitions can add a significant credibility to your profile. It can help you stand out in a saturated market and attract more and high-end clients.
  8. Skill Enhancement: Our competitions have specific themes or criteria, which can encourage you to try new techniques, styles, or subjects you may not usually explore. This will enhance your skills and versatility.
  9. Marketing and Promotion: Being a part of a competition, especially this prestigious one, can be a powerful marketing tool. It can be mentioned on websites, business cards, and social media platforms to boost professional reputation. For winners, we provide a press release. We link to winner websites so that will improve your SEO and help you get more traffic to your website.
  10. Challenge and Fun: Finally, you will have fun participating in our competitions simply for the challenge and fun of it. Competing against others will be exhilarating and can rekindle a passion for photography.

We make it affordable so everyone can enter at least one image. The contest entry fee is $50 dollars plus a per image charge that varies based on the quantity of images you submit ranging from $50 to $10 per image.;l

Areas Of Competition

We offer a wide range of categories allowing photographers of all specialties to find a place to compete and increase their chances to win.

  • Children and Newborn
  • Sports Action
  • Wedding
  • Engagement
  • Headshot
  • Groups/Family
  • Landscape/Nature
  • Pageant Crown/Sash
  • Pageant Headshot
  • Fashion
  • Model (Photographer & Model gets award)
  • Pet
  • Architectural
  • Street Photography
  • Wildlife
  • Macro
  • Astrophotography
  • Underwater
  • Aerial/Drone
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Documentary/Photojournalism
  • Conceptual/Fine Art
  • Night/Low Light
  • Abstract
  • Black & White
  • Infrared

Are we missing a category? Let us know and we may just add it!

Current Contest

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Coming in 2024


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