AWARDS + CONTESTS
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.
Our nomination period starts November 20th. So mark your calendars, make sure your subscribed to our newsletter, and get ready for November!
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.
As a photographer you have come so far. You've learned your craft. Worked hard to perfect it day in and day out. And captured beautiful images ... images that you should be damn proud of. Show that by proudly sharing them with the world.
2019 Image of the Year Awards
Who is ready for our seventh annual End of The Year Awards?!! These have quickly become well known and respected in our industry for recognition of our peers and the work they create. Our Entry & Nomination period starts November 20th and runs through December 11th,
2019 EOTYA Nominations
For the nomination period anyone in our industry is allowed to nominate a photographer for our two categories. The Film Photography of the Year Award. Which represents a photographer who has stood out, supported, and represented the film industry with high standards during the last year. And our Emerging Film Photographer of the Year Award. Which is for an up and coming film photographer who truly stands out and has been shooting film for less than two years.
2019 Image of the Year Entries
For 2019 we will have four categories for our Image of the Year Awards. Although we love, love, love film, we have recognized that Hybrid Photographers make up a huge portion of our industry. We also recognize that there is a time and place for both mediums to work together and thrive. In celebrating that partnership our image of the year awards will be opening up an additional category alongside our traditional film categories; Color, B&W, & Double Exposure. This category will be called the Hybrid category and will be open to only digital images. It will not only be judged based on the regular curriculum the other categories are judged on. But it will also be judged on it's capture and editing to emulate film. All images must have been captured during 2019 to be considered.
As always everyone is entitled to one free entry. You may enter as many images as you like though. One additional image is $5. Three additional entries are $7. And Seven additional entries are $20. Entries will be accepted through December 11th.
Winning Belle Lumière's Image of the Year Award was the highlight of my year! I can't believe I almost didn't enter ...
- Anna peters
2015 Film Image of the Year winner
Winning Belle Lumière's Image of the Year Award was the highlight of my year!
I can't believe I almost didn't enter - peers in the industry still comment and remember to this day. I love that contest like Belle Lumière's EOTYAs push us to make more masterful work for our clients and ourselves.
Only creatives in our industry are allowed to nominate photographers. Creatives include photographers, artists, stylings, MUAs, Etc. Everyone can nominate once. You must supply a valid website for your nomination to be considered (this is how you will show you are a professional).
Only photographers at this time can enter their own images.
After the nomination period our judges will select which images will move on to the voting period. Images are sent anonymously to our judges. There will be 10 finalists in each category.
November 20th - December 11th
This will be our Entry & Nomination period.
December 18th - January 1st
Finalists Announced and our voting period will run.
Winners are announced.
If you have any additional questions please don't hesitate to reach out to Lexi at