Belle Lumière has been proudly hosting our End of the Year Awards (EOTYA) since 2013.  Our goal, since the beginning, has been to create a platform for photographers to not only put their best work out there but also a place for the community to nominate those who you think did an exquisite job at representing and supporting our industry for that year. 

They .... add
"Award Winning Photographer" beneath your name. 

- Rebecca yale
2016 Film Image of the Year winner

Awards like Belle Lumière's are a wonderful opportunity to build your business and confidence as an artist.  They help establish your credibility in the marketplace as you raise your prices and add "Award Winning Photographer" beneath your name. 

Somethings are changing for 2021, so please make sure you read below before entering an image or nominating someone.

Our Entry & Nomination Period

The entry and nomination period will run from November 15th through December 3rd.  During this time you can enter images into our End of the Year Image Contest as well as nominate photographers for our Photographer of the Year Award.

You can nominate anyone for the Photographer of the Year Award - Which is someone you thought represented and supported the photography community for 2021.  This can be someone who shoots film, digital, or hybrid. 

You may also enter any image (as long as you have full copyright to it and it was not taken at a workshop) into our Image of the Year Awards.  Categories include Color (film), Black & White (Film), Double Exposure (Film), and Hybrid (digital images).  There will be a winner in each category and A Image of the Year selected by Belle Lumière and the Judges. 

Remember, everyone received one free entry (we know you have at-least one image you are darn proud of) but you are able to enter as many images as you would like.  It is $5.00 for a single additional entry, $10.00 for 3 additional entries, and $20 for 7 additional entries.  Again you can enter as many images as you would like.  Each form allows for up to 7 additional entries.  If you would like to enter more, you can submit the form again.

Between December 4th and December 12th the judges will review all entered images. Names are not included on images so the judges do not know who took what image.  The judges will select the top 10 images in each category for the community to vote on.  

Voting will run from December 17th through December 31st. You can vote once a day. 

Winners will be announced and contacted on January 5th!


See Finalists Below & Vote Here!

One. Géraldine Leblanc

Two. Hilary Block

Three. Nadiya Niyazova

Four. Michelle Popp

Five. Faith Teasley

Film Finalists

Six. Kate Chesnut

Seven. Amy Mulder

Eight. Chelsey Barhorst

Nine. Marie Rood

Ten. Sylvain Bouzat

One. Lisa Catherine

Two. Heather Parkinsono

Three. Tetiana Savchenko

Four. Abigail Lewis

Five. Alyssa Lizarraga

B&W Finalists

Six. Jacqueline Benthuysen

Seven. Lauren Ando

Eight. Kelli Seeley

Nine. Neva Sullivan

Ten. Tulani Lyon

One. Géraldine Leblanc

Two. Aika Foz

Three. Isabel Johansen

Four. Christina Harrison

Five. Lauren Bryant

Double Exposure Finalists

Six. Jessica Brown

Seven. Megan Kawahara

Eight. Heather Dietz

Nine. Cassandra Boryszak

Ten. Kristin Dinsmore

One. Iann Ivy

Two. Michelle Cardwell

Three. Daria Lorman

Four. Nicole Becker

Five. Lerina Winter

Digital Finalists

Six. Esther Frederick 

Seven. Emily Alyssa

Eight. Cristina Ilao

Nine. Melanie Stevens

Ten. Ryan Hua

Photographer of The Year Award Finalists

One. Sophie Kaye

Two. Daniel Kim

Three. Matoli Keely

Four. Marissa Lambert Morrison

Five. Amanda K

Six. Elizabeth Austin

Seven. Lucy Munoz

Eight. Kurt Boomer