Spotlight Awards

Spotlight Awards

Deadline: July 18, 2019
Entry fee: $35
Prizes: $5,000 cash, Valuable Prizes

The Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence highlights world-class commercial photographers who are creating the most outstanding imagery within advertising.

Winners are rewarded with an amazing prize pool worth over $30,000 and invaluable international exposure.

The contest is open globally to all professional photographers.


  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Beauty
  • Architecture & Interiors
  • Cars
  • Corporate & Industrial
  • Food & Drink
  • Kids
  • People & Lifestyle
  • Portraiture & Celebrity
  • Sport
  • Travel, Documentary & Landscape
  • Still Life


Grand Prize Winner

  • $5000 cash provided by and crowned the Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence Winner 2019
  • Gitzo – Gitzo kit (tripod and head) worth $1000
  • Production Paradise – Products worth $1000
  • Total Grand Prize value: $7,000

13 Category Prize Winners (For All Professional Categories)

  • Manfrotto – voucher towards buying Manfrotto bags/tripods/gear worth $250
  • Production Paradise – Products worth $1200
  • Capture One – – 1 year subscription to Capture One software $400
  • Foodphoto Festival2019 (only eligible for Food & Drink category winner) free festival entry worth $400
  • Total Category Prize value: $1,850

Total Value for All Prizes: $31,050

Entry fees

$35 for the first submission and 25 for subsequent entries.


Previous Winners

© Antonis Engrafou, Cyprus, Grand Prize Winner, Portraiture & Celebrity Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Antonis Engrafou, Cyprus
Grand Prize Winner
Portraiture & Celebrity Winner


© Patrik Johall, Sweden, Cars Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Patrik Johall, Sweden
Cars Winner


© Timothy Saccenti, United Kingdom, Beauty Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Timothy Saccenti, United Kingdom
Beauty Winner


© Eric Davidove, United States, Shot on Mobile Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Eric Davidove, United States
Shot on Mobile Winner


© Todd Antony, United Kingdom, People & Lifestyle Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Todd Antony, United Kingdom
People & Lifestyle Winner


© Sam Bénard, United Kingdom, Sport Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Sam Bénard, United Kingdom
Sport Winner


© Kristofer Dan-Bergman, United States, Travel, Documentary & Landscape Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Kristofer Dan-Bergman, United States
Travel, Documentary & Landscape Winner


© Florian W. MUELLER, Germany, Architecture & Interiors Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Florian W. MUELLER, Germany
Architecture & Interiors Winner


© Andy Mahr, United States, Corporate & Industrial Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Andy Mahr, United States
Corporate & Industrial Winner


© Kai Bastard, United Kingdom, Advertising Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Kai Bastard, United Kingdom
Advertising Winner


© Evelyn Bencicova, Slovakia, Emerging Talent / Students Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Evelyn Bencicova, Slovakia
Emerging Talent / Students Winner


© Isabel Pinto, Portugal, Kids Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Isabel Pinto, Portugal
Kids Winner


© Aaron Tilley, United Kingdom, Still Life Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Aaron Tilley, United Kingdom
Still Life Winner


© Gokce Erenmemisoglu, United States, Food & Drink Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Gokce Erenmemisoglu, United States
Food & Drink Winner


© Timothy Hulme, South Africa, Fashion Winner, Spotlight Awards
© Timothy Hulme, South Africa
Fashion Winner


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