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.
Rebecca Yale | 2016 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 2023, so please make sure you read below before entering an image.
Our Entry & Nomination Period
The entry and nomination period will run from January 1sr through January 31st. 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 2023. 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), and Hybrid (digital images). There will be a winner in each category and An 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 Feb 1st - 9th 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. Finalists will be notified between Feb 8th and 9th.
Voting will run from Feb 12th through Feb 23rd. You can vote once a day.
Winners will be announced on February 28th!