AOP launches Student Awards

The Association of Photographers (AOP) has opened the doors on its 2015 Student Awards.

This year the AOP has partnered with innovative London prolab and art printer theprintspace who will be hosting the Awards ceremony and exhibition this summer.

Iconic London studio, Holborn Studios, will provide a day's free studio hire including a professional lighting set-up for the overall winner. Further prizes will be announced shortly.

The Awards carry four briefs, each set by a leading professional photographer, they are:
Social media: Animal conservation, set by Tim Flach
Create a cover photograph/background image for the social media platform of an organisation involved in animal conservation or rescue.

Product shots: Sense, set by Richard Maxted
Photograph props (clothes, shoes, books, records, etc.) from a Sense charity store. The aim is to surprise the viewer when they learn that the props came from a charity shop.

Brand Image: Charity, set by George Logan
Create a single image to highlight and promote a cause or charity that is important to the photographer. The image should be suitable for a marketing campaign.

Sunday supplement cover, set by Wendy Carrig
Shoot an eye-catching portrait suitable for the cover of a Sunday newspaper supplement.

The announcement of the AOP's Student Awards follows hot on the heels of the recent AOP Photography Awards. Many photographers put their current success down to winning an AOP Award, in terms of both publicity and recognition amongst their peers. The Student Awards offers an excellent springboard for an aspiring photographer.

The Awards are open to all students who are studying a course that includes photography (this may not necessarily be a full-time photography course). All images are submitted via the AOP's website - - and the Awards close on 30 April 2015.

There is an entry fee of £5.00 per image for AOP Student Members, whilst non-members pay £7.50 for each image submitted. Membership is free for those at AOP Affiliated Colleges or £25 for those who are not. For further information on becoming an AOP Student Member please go to