2020 END OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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. 


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. 

Our Entry & Nomination Period
The entry and nomination period will run from November 9th through December 4th.  During this time you can enter images into our End of the Year Image Contest as well as nominate photographers for our Film Photography of the Year Award and our Emerging Film Photographer of the Year Award.

You can nominate anyone for Film Photographer of the Year Award - Which is someone you thought represented and supported the film community for 2020.  & for Emerging Film Photographer of the Year Award - Which is someone who has been shooting film for 2 or less years that you feel like represents our community. 

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.  This year we are opening up to any image you have taken, not just taken this year.  Since this was a challenging year, I know not all of us were able to capture as much as we would have liked to.  So for this year, you can submit any image(s) you would like to the contest.  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.

Judging
Between December 14th and December 18th 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 10-15 images in each category for the community to vote on.  

Voting
Voting on Film Photography of the Year, Emerging Film Photographer of the Year, and the Image of the Year will run from December 21st through January 8th. You can vote once a day. 

Winners
Winners will be announced and contacted on January 18th

Questions
If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Lexi at Hello@BelleLumiereMagazine.com

DETAILS

Outside being able to call yourself The 2020 Film Photography of the Year Winner,  The 2020 Emerging Film Photographer of the Year Winner, or The 2020 Image of the Year Winner. We have some great sponsors and prizes for everyone!! 

Kodak
Free 1 year subscription to Kodak Pro Select, their new Artificial Intelligence + Automated Selection software.

Photovision Prints
A free roll of processing and scanning, a PV wine tumbler, notebook and lens cloth.

Refined Co
A preset pack of choice for The Film Photography of the Year & Emerging Film Photographer of the Year.  And a $100 credit to the shop for the image winners.  *Know you can use the code BELLELUMIERE15 At Anytime

Indie Print Co.
A $250 Credit for our Film Photography of the Year Winner, our 2020 Emerging Film Photographer of the Year Winner, and our 2020 Image of the Year Winner.  A $100 gift card to our 4 Image of the Year Category winners (Color, B&W, Double Exposure, and Hybrid)

Belle Lumière
A digital copy of all our 2020 issues of Belle Lumière Magazine.

SPONSORS & PRIZES

One. Kate Chesnut

Two. Heather Nan

Three. Ashley Cox

Four. Radostina Boseva

Five. Sean Smith

Film Finalists

Six. Steve Torres

Seven. Sylvain Bouzat

Eight. Amanda K

Nine. Marissa Wu

One. Ginnifer Heinrichs

Two. Bryan De Guzman

Three. Nicole Becker

Four. Alex Friendly

Five. Brian Smith

B&W Finalists

Six. Megan Kawahara

Seven. Tim Mirabaud

Eight. Rebecca Maas

Nine. Kristin Dinsmore

Ten. Tracy Burch

One. Alex Smith

Two. Terese Brandwold

Three. Elizabeth Morrison

Four. Heather Anderson

Five. Mary Dougherty

Double Exposure Finalists

Six. Minh Cao

Seven. Nadiya Niyazova

Eight. Radhika McDiarmid

Nine. Radostina Boseva

Ten. Kate Chesnut

One. Cristina Ilao

Two. Janet Andersen

Three. Bo Shim

Four. Íris Rut Bergmann Marteinsdóttir

Five. Masson Liang

Digital Finalists

Six. Terese Brandwold

Seven. Maggie Smith

Eight. Faith Roper

Nine. Hugo Hennequin

Ten. Jaime Neto

Emerging Film Photographer of The Year Award Finalists

One. Lauren Fontenot 

Two. Ginnifer Heinrichs

Three. Janet Lin Andersen

Four. Kallie Dawn

Film Photographer of The Year Award Finalists

One. Amanda K.

Two. Brian D Smith 

Three. Tara Cronin

Four. D’Arcy Benincosa