Event Photography Awards 2024 – entries close soon

Entries close at the end of March for the Event Photography Awards 2024, the 10th anniversary competition. Founded by staffing agency Off To Work, the not-for-profit contest continues to highlight the importance of great photography to the sustenance of the events industry.

Open to both professional and amateurs photographers, as well as event organisers and suppliers, there are sixteen categories to enter (full list below), from catering, conferences and cultural events, to behind the scenes, brand activations and venues, plus two music event classes (concerts and performers) and a new a-listers category for shots of celebrities at events.

In all, twenty trophies are up for grabs plus a cheque for £1,000 to the overall winner. Entrants primarily come directly from photographers, however, companies in the events sector can also enter images they have captured or commissioned.

Photos taken during 2023 can be uploaded through the competition website at a cost of just £20 per set of five, although to celebrate the 10th anniversary, there’s a special £10 discount for 10 shots.

Having proved the perfect venue earlier this year, the highly enjoyable awards event is returning to 66 Portland Place, the home of RIBA, on Wednesday 5th June, where over 100 short-listed shots will be on display, and to which all short-listed photographers will be invited to attend as guests of Off To Work.

EPA Founder & CEO of Off To Work, Philip Atkins, commented: “I remain passionate and proud to support a competition that celebrates the brilliant photographers whose work, more than ever, does so much to amplify, justify, and thereby sustain the events industry. It’s always so inspiring to see the ingenuity, tenacity, technical wizardry, and pure professionalism of our sector captured with such amazing creative clarity.”

The competition has sixteen categories (listed below), plus awards for Best Amateur, Best Portfolio, the People’s Choice Award, judged by attendees during the awards event, and Overall Winners.
• A-Listers (celebs at events)
• Behind the Scenes
• Brand Activations & Experiential Events
• Catering, Food & Drink
• Christmas Parties & Seasonal Events
• Corporate Events & Conferences
• Cultural Events
• Music Events – Concerts
• Music Events – Performers
• Private Events
• Royal Occasions
• Sporting Events
• Trade Shows & Exhibitions
• Venues
• Weddings

To glean an appropriately wide range of inherently subjective views, the competition is judged by a panel of over 50 industry leaders and senior members of the trade media.

Having proved the perfect venue this year, the EPA 2024 Awards Event will be returning to the stunning 66 Portland Place, the home of RIBA, on Wednesday 5th June 2024.

Event Photography Awards are proud to support The Photography Foundation, a charity that uses photography as an educational tool to develop the life skills, confidence, and connections of less privileged young creative people through a dedicated trainee programme.

For more information please contact:
Graham Hill, EPA Competition & Event Director
0771 204 5602 / graham@eventphotographyawards.com

Find out who won last year.