2022 APA Awards - Call for Entries

Thu 05th May, 2022

Posted by Creative Arc

Image by Pedro Oliviera of strawberry blonde you girl

Brazilian-born photographer, Pedro Oliviera's image above was a second-place selection in our 2021 Awards contest.

Awards Overview

Deadline extended to July 7 for the National contest - here are the details:

  1. Our annual competition is open to all photographers at every level, worldwide -- everyone from emerging photographers to established professionals.
  2. Our Judges will select 43 APA Award Winners this year from 14 categories and one Best of Show.
  3. APA members save on each entry. APA Leader level members save 50% on each image and get featured in our awards annual publication.

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Awards Categories

  1. Architecture / Interiors
  2. Beauty / Fashion
  3. Celebrity / Musicians
  4. Conceptual / Altered
  5. Corporate / Industrial
  6. Documentary / Photojournalism
  7. Food / Still Life
  8. Lifestyle
  9. Nature / Animals
  10. Personal Projects
  11. Portrait
  12. Sports / Adventure
  13. Travel / Landscape
  14. FRESH / New work (Created in 2022)
  15. SERIES - Learn more about entering a SERIES here

The submission deadline extended to July 7, 2022 - noon pacific

Competition Entry Fees

  • $20: APA Leader
  • $25: APA Professional or Associate
  • $30: APA Associate or Supporter
  • $35: APA Contributor
  • $40: General Public
  • $50: Series

Not an APA member? Now is a great time to join and earn a nice discount on every image you submit to our annual competition.

Chapter Benefits

20% APA Member Discount on Rentals at Samy’s

This benefit, alone can easily cover your annual membership dues.



Fri 19th Mar, 2021

APA National CCO Terms & Conditions

The APA National Executive Board decided this should be available to all photographers, to help keep the photo community safe.