Our mission

What does it mean to you to be the best? Being open to something new, striving for self-improvement, winning gold medals? Only you know this unusual formula and this is your unique path! This unique path of each of us is real life and creativity!

The mission of the BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS is to recognize, reward and present talented, BEST photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community around the world.

BEST Photography Awards 2022 categories info

Categories are in two sections: Professional and Non-Professional.

In our competition, we do not limit the number of images submitted by each individual photographer. You can also submit the same photo to any number of categories. Your photos will be rated individually by an esteemed panel of international judges, including: famous photographers, collectors, gallery owners, magazine editors and others.

The Best Photography Awards accepts submissions in the following categories:


This category is for commercial images used to sell, market, promote or advertise a product, brand, service, or person(s).


This category is for portrait photography. Artistic images of a person or group of people.


This category for photos depicting the nude human body with an emphasis on form, composition, emotional content, and other aesthetic qualities.

Art photography / Digital art

This category is dedicated to creative photography and is open to the most incredible concepts and ideas. Digital manipulated photos are also accepted.


This category is for photos showing clothes, accessories, hairstyles and anything related to fashion.


This category is for architectural photography, buildings or structures and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details.


This category is for photography that is devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.

Open Theme

This category is for photos with a free theme.

Documentary / Photojournalism

This category is for photographs of events that make the news, through individual images documenting cultural, political or social issues affecting individuals or societies; coverage of news topics and their implications; and documenting human impact on the environment.

Wildlife / Animals

Focusing on images of wild animals in their natural habitats or pets, working animals, those kept in zoos or microscopic ones seen with the use of special equipment.


Dasha Art / Belarus

Professional photographer


Marcel van Balken / Netherlands

Professional photographer


Jonathan Banks / UK

Humanitarian photographer


Howard Schatz / USA

Professional photographer


Daniel Garcia Andersson / Spain

Magazine CEO and Art Gallery owner


Dana Corina Schmidt / Germany

DCS Contemporary Art Galery


Jashim Salam / Bangladesh

Photographer and photojournalist


Cosimo Barletta / Italy

Professional photographer


Xun Chi / USA

Professor at Laguna College of Art and Design


Tom Svensson/Sweden

Conservationist and photographer


Emilie Li Di/China


Independent Curator

Amy Bell/Canada

Founder & Creative Director


Valsecchi Olivier / France

Professional Photographer


Oskar Ho/China

President of IAI Design Award


The prizes

A feature of our photography contest is the promotion of talented authors and assistance in popularizing photography around the world. Our photo contest cooperates with galleries, magazines and also makes promotion at the state level, in order to encourage and promote the best authors. The administration of our competition sends special letters of recommendation to the country of the winner.


BEST Professional Photographer of the Year

Interview in the Colours United of Design magazine, hard copy and 1 year subscription to the electronic version of the magazine

Gold medal / Trophy / Diploma

Special Winner Kit
(valuable physical prizes)

International Press and Publicity

Showcased at the Winners Gallery


Best Discovery of the Year

Special interview in the Mood the Art of Today magazine

Magazine Cover

Gold medal / Trophy / Diploma

Special Winner Kit
(valuable physical prizes)

International Press and Publicity

Showcased at the Winners Gallery

The winner’s kit includes not only a trophy and a gold medal, but also many useful things for the photographer, for example: Wacom graphics tablet, a hard drive for storing photos, various accessories and more. Each year the winner’s kit will change and increase.

Gold winners in professional categories will receive a gold medals of the competition and a diploma.
Gold winners in amateur categories will receive a digital gold medals of the competition and a diploma.
Silver, bronze and blue winners will receive an digital medals and diploma.

Medals of the winners

Category Winner

Silver Category Winner

Category Winner

Honorable mention

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