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 $60,000 and invaluable international exposure. The contest is open globally to all professional photographers. Photographers may submit imagery in 13 professional categories: Advertising, Architecture & Interiors, Beauty, Cars, Corporate & Industrial, Fashion, Food & Drink, Kids, People & Lifestyle, Portrait & Celebrity, Sport, Still Life and Travel & Documentary. There are also two special categories: Shot on Mobile (Capturing an Authentic Moment) and Emerging Talent & Student (Every Picture Tells a Story). Each category will have a single winner and all 50+ judges will choose a Grand Prize winner from the professional category winners. There are over $60,000 worth of prizes, throughout 15 categories, with a chance for one photographer to win over $18,000 in prizes, including $5000 cash. The final date for submission is July 17th, 2018. This is the first year of the Awards for Production Paradise. “We have been bringing exceptional talent to art buyers, editors and creative directors for 15 years. With the launch of the Award, we will give all photographers the opportunity to stand out and position themselves among the best.” Andreas von Estorff, CEO of Production Paradise.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER $5000 cash provided by modelmanagement.com and crowned the Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence Winner 2018 Dedolight equipment worth $5000 - 1 x Dedolight DLED7 BI Spot Set - 1 x TECPRO Felloni BI HO. LED Panel - 1 x Dedolight LEDZILLA BI Set. - 1 x Dedolight DLED4 BI Net with DP1 and Gobos - Dedoflex 5 in 1 Reflector 106cm Diameter Media Register - 500 licenses for 24 months (photo licensing tracking software) worth $3600 Production Paradise - Products worth $2250 Prodibi - web imagery service - 1 year subscription worth $300 (additional 1 year subscription to the category prize) Total prize value: $16,150 13 CATEGORY PRIZE WINNERS (For all professional categories) Media Register - 150 licenses for 12 months (photo licensing tracking software) worth $450 Production Paradise - Products worth $2250 Prodibi - web imagery service - 1 year subscription worth $300 Think Tank A canvas RETROSPECTIVE® 10 bag worth $165 Frii Designs The TriLens lens holder - worth $170 FOODPHOTO FESTIVAL 2019 (only eligible for Food & Drink category winner) free festival entry worth $400 Total prize value: $3,735 SHOT ON MOBILE (SOM submissions are not eligible for the Grand Prize) iPhone X worth $1000 Media Register - 150 licenses for 12 months (photo licensing tracking software) worth $450 Production Paradise - Products worth $1500 Prodibi - web imagery service - 1 year subscription worth $300 Think Tank A canvas RETROSPECTIVE® 10 bag worth $165 Frii Designs The TriLens lens holder - worth $170 Total prize value: $3,585 EMERGING TALENT & STUDENT CATEGORY CAREER BOOSTER PRIZE (Submissions in this category are not eligible for the Grand Prize) $500 cash provided by Vimity Coaching photographers - 3 one-on-one consulting sessions worth $600 Prodibi - web imagery service - 1 year subscription worth $300 Pixpa Pro annual subscription to prize winner worth $180 Vimity Premium Pro membership for 12 months worth $110 Total prize value: $1,690