APA Awards Series 2024
APA Awards Series 2024
APA Awards Series 2024
Spotlighting the work of professional photographers. Juried by over a dozen creatives and art buyers from ad agencies and publications. Providing valuable prizes and exposure.


The APA Awards is an annual photo competition produced by American Photographic Artists (APA), a trade association of professional photographers, who primarily work in the advertising, editorial, commercial and entertainment industries.

The photo contest is open to all photographers, rates are based on membership in APA.

Enter single images in one of 14 specialty categories on the APA website or a Series (2-6 images) on Picter

Juried by art producers/art buyers, photo editors and creatives from ad agencies, publications and brands.

Submission area for the 14 individual categories is on the APANational.org site.

More details about APA Awards here.

Awards Fundamentals

  • Jurors judge without seeing the name of the photographer or the image title, except for the Series category, where they can review all information provided.
  • Please include information about the Series project in the Series description. 
  • The same image can be entered in more than one category but can only win once.
  • Images that have previously won in the APA Awards are not eligible to win again.
  • Winners will be notified in August, and winners are officially announced in September onAPANational.org
  • Applicable prizes and APA Awards book are shipped to U.S. addresses only
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) – AI images are not eligible 

About APA

American Photographic Artists (APA) is an organization dedicated to the success of the professional photographer. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive photographic community that supports all photographers at every level in their career and champions the rights of image makers worldwide.

To achieve our mission, our goals are to establish, endorse, and promote professional practices, standards, and ethics in the photographic community; to mentor, motivate, educate and inspire in the pursuit of excellence. APA strives to provide the tools and connections that photographers need to run a successful business.

Any questions?

Please feel free to contact us.

Juliette Wolf-Robin
National Executive Director
American Photographic Artists

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