2018 APA Awards - Call for Entries

Mon 28th May, 2018

Posted by APA New York in Awards

2018 APA Awards - Call for Entries. Enter here:  http://apanational.org/contests/

APA National's annual competition is open to all photographers at every level worldwide; from seasoned professionals to up-and-comers. 

That said, APA members save with each image they enter into the contest, members at the associate level or above save over 50% on each entry. Now is a great time to join APA and save on each image you enter.  

Need to upgrade? Email members@apanational.org


  •     Adventure/Sports/Action
  •     Animals  (new!)
  •     Architecture
  •     Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle
  •     Celebrity/Musician
  •     Conceptual/Altered
  •     Documentary/Editorial
  •     Fine Art/Personal
  •     Portrait
  •     Underwater/Aerial  (new!)
  •     Still Life/ Food
  •     Travel/Landscape


  •     Emerging/Student 

Submission pricing:     

  •     APA Members (Leader level) - $15 / entry
  •     APA Members (Professional level) - $20 / entry
  •     APA Members (Associate level) - $25 / entry
  •     APA Members (Supporter level) $25 / entry
  •     APA Members (Contributor level) - $30 / entry
  •     Non APA Member Entry Fee:  $50 / entry (not a member? Join first and save)

    Entry deadline is June 28th, 2018
    After June 28th all entries increase by $10 per entry

    Join APA or upgrade your membership to save on each entry!

Judges include:

  • Molly Roberts, National Geographic
  • Toby Kaufman, Refinery29 
  • Jasmine Batista, BBDO  
  • Sari Levy, Martin Agency  
  • Chris Peters, Colle + Volle  
  • Suzee Barbaree, Freelance Art Buyer/Producer
  • Anna Alexander, Wired  
  • Kim Harris, Team Detroit GTB
  • Charlie Hess, Chess Design/UCLA magazine
  • Pierluigi Serraino, Architect 
  • Stephanie Broad, Modern Luxury

Prizes include:  

  • Canon camera 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year subscription
  • Agency Access North America Database 1 year subscription
  • Capture One Software
  • Think Tank bags

Reasons to Enter:

  • The APA Awards is one of the most respected photo contests for professional photographers.
  • Connect to people who can hire you
  • Selected images to be included in a 2-page spread in Lürzer's Archive 2018
  • All winners appear in a beautifully printed book sent to art buyers and photo editors
  • A gallery showcasing winning images will be viewable online 
  • An acclaimed panel of Judges who hire and work with professional photographers will be viewing your work
  • Easy, secure entering process
  • Feel good - proceeds help support the association and that helps us do more for you! 

What to Know:

  •     You do not need to be an APA member, but APA members receive a discount on each entry
  •     APA members receive a discount based on their membership level
  •     Images are assigned an arbitrary ID for "blind" judging
  •     There is no limit on the number entries that can be submitted
  •     The same image can be entered in more than one category
  •     We did not create a "series" category this year, but the image you submit can be a diptych or triptych 
  •     There is no restriction on when the entry images were created
  •     The decision of the judges of the competition shall be final and binding
  •     Entry fees are non refundable
  •     Winners will be notified in August and officially announced in September
  •     APA does not accept responsibility or warrant any product being delivered by a sponsor.
  •     Any applicable tax, due on the awarding of prizes, will be the sole responsibility of the winner(s)
  •     Prizes and the APA Awards book are shipped to the winners with U.S. addresses only 
  •     International winners will need to make arrangements to receive physical prizes and a copy of the awards book
  •     Images that won previously in the APA Awards are not eligible to win
  •     Image size is for judging only, a larger file size in CMYK will be required for the images that are selected

Image Guidelines

  •     Images should have no text that is not part of the image
  •     All files must be .jpg format
  •     File size limit 10MB
  •     Image size no smaller than 1200 pixels on the long side and no larger than 1800
  •     Color profile is sRGB, image resolution 72ppi
  •     Do not include symbols (©, ®, •, $) in the file name as it can corrupt the file (image file name is not visible to the judges)

Submission Guidelines

  •     APA members login to apanational.org using your APA credentials
  •     Non-members can enter images into the contest by creating a guest account
  •     The system will automatically charge you based on your membership level
  •     Once you have completed the transaction your submission is final and you will not be able to edit your image
  •     You may request to void a submission but the entry fee will not be refunded
  •     You can return to your APA account at any time to review your entries
  •     You may submit additional images until the deadline
  •    Images that have won an APA Award previously (viewable on APAnational.org/awards) if submitted, will not be included in judging
  •     You will receive an email confirmation upon entering.  If you do not receive a confirmation email contact members@apanational.org

Sign in or Register to Enter http://apanational.org/contests/



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