National Photographic Awards + Exhibition 2020

Call for Entries

This year we celebrate our 5th year hosting the annual photography competition. With 1000’s of submissions received over the past 4 years, the journey has indeed been inspiring and humbling as you have shown us our country and our people through your unique eyes.

Following in the footsteps of organizations like PIATT before us, we started the competition to celebrate and share photography across Trinidad & Tobago, as well as to give photographers a much needed friendly but competitive platform for pushing their creative talents.

Since its inception, the competition has been limited exclusively to members of the Trinidad & Tobago Photographic Society. But we recognize that progress is not possible without change. In order to truly reflect the amazing and diverse talent of photographers and the progressive state of photography in Trinidad & Tobago,  it is necessary to remove as many barriers to entry to the competition as possible. Shortly after the Annual General Meeting last year, a decision was taken by the executive to open the competition to all residents and nationals of Trinidad & Tobago, making it a truly national undertaking. In recognition of this, we are proud to announce the TTPhotoSoc National Photographic Awards + Exhibition.

Meet our Judges

Michele Jorsling

Michele Jorsling

Commercial Photographer

Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Architect & Architectural Photographer

Mark Lyndersay

Mark Lyndersay

Technology Journalist and Photographer

Maria Nunes

Maria Nunes

Documentary Photographer & Filmmaker

Mark Pereira

Mark Pereira

Art Dealer & Art Book Publisher

Christophe Pierre

Christophe Pierre

Visual Strategist & Designer

Kevin Reis

Kevin Reis

Associate Creative Director

Stacey Williams

Stacey Williams

Landscape & Botanical Photographer

“I now look forward each year to the annual TTPS photography competition as this has allowed me to push my creativity and better myself each year. Overall I have realized, looking back, that my craft has developed by leaps and bounds”

Ziad Joseph, Winner Landscape Category 2019


Sponsors and Partners

Please give your love and support to our sponsors and partners for making this contest possible.

Affordable Imports
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Shell Trinidad
Epson
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Categories

With six diverse categories to choose from, there is a place for everyone to enter. We are really excited to introduce our newest category Food & Still Life in this year’s contest. We can’t wait to see all of your amazing photographs!

Landscape & The Environment

© Ziad Joseph
© Ziad Joseph

From pristine, natural landscapes to manmade, urban landscapes, from forests to rivers and oceans, aerial images to long exposures and …

Food & Still Life (NEW)

© Chad Lue Choy
© Chad Lue Choy

This category is for photos of inanimate objects or arrangements of objects; they can be natural or man-made. The subject matter can …

People & Portraits

© Laci Miexner
© Laci Miexner

This category is for photographs where people or a group of people are the main focus. The aim here is to capture the personality of your subject or …

Nature

© Micah James
© Micah James

This category is for the wonders of nature. It includes all flora and fauna. Subjects can be located in both their natural environment or in …

Street & Documentary

© Peter Jacob
© Peter Jacob

This category is for photos that capture the essence of human life and interaction as it happens, candidly on the street or any public area, or as …

Abstract & Digital Art

© David Cogdell
© David Cogdell

This category is for photos that are subjective, experimental, or conceptual; images that express an idea or an emotion. This category …

“I was very new to the world of photography (I still am) so winning 1st place in the category really gave me the validation and confidence to continue pushing myself forward.  It was especially encouraging to me as, the previous year, my photos hadn’t qualified to even exhibit, let alone place in a category!  #DareToBeDifferent”

David Cogdell, Winner Abstract & Digital Art Category 2019


Rules & FAQ

Creatives and Artists are often encouraged to “break the rules”. But this is one time we ask you not to do this. We know most folks would prefer to watch paint dry than to read the boring legal stuff, but please read our Official Rules and our handy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to make sure that all your amazing photographs have a chance to make it all the way through to the finals. It really, really, really hurts us to the core to throw images out because they don’t meet the rules. Don’t let that happen to you.

Prizes

National Photograph of the Year Winner

  • The winner will receive a $4,000 cash prize
  • In addition, the winner will receive a commemorative TTPhotoSoc trophy
  • The winning image will be promoted on TTPhotoSoc website and Social Media Platforms including a special featured  artist interview
  • The winner will be invited to promote their work by hosting a 1 week Instagram Take Over of @ttphotosoc
  • The winning image will be featured in our virtual online Exhibition and on our dedicated winner’s gallery on the TTPhotoSoc website
  • The winner will be specially invited to present their work at one of our monthly members’ meetings
  • The winner will receive a 50% discount on any one (1) 2020/2021 TTPhotoSoc Workshop of their choice

Category Winners

  • Each adult 1st place category winner will receive a cash prize of $2000
  • Each Under-18 1st place category winner will receive a cash prize of $1000
  • All category winners will receive a commemorative TTPhotoSoc trophy
  • Each category winner will be invited to present their winning image at our Winner’s Night Event.
  • All winning and runner-up images will be featured in our dedicated winner’s gallery on the TTPhotoSoc website
  • All winners and runners-up will receive one free admission to any one (1) 2020/2021 TTPhotoSoc Photography Safari of their choice
  • 2nd Place Runner-Up in the Food & Still Life Adult Category will receive a $250 gift voucher courtesy Zanzibar Restaurant
  • 2nd Place Runner-Up in the Food & Still Life U-18 Category will receive a $250 gift voucher courtesy Zanzibar Restaurant
  • 3rd Place Runner-Up in the Food & Still Life Adult Category will receive a $100 gift voucher courtesy Papadums
  • 3rd Place Runner-Up in the Food & Still Life U-18 Category will receive a $100 gift voucher courtesy Zanzibar Restaurant
  • 2nd Place Runner-Up in the Landscape & The Environment Adult Category will receive a Travel Tripod courtesy Affordable Imports

People's Choice Award

  • Winner will receive a commemorative TTPhotoSoc trophy
  • Winner will be invited to present their winning image at our Winner’s Night Event.
  • Winning images will be featured in our dedicated winner’s gallery on the TTPhotoSoc website
  • Winner will receive one free admission to any one (1) 2020/2021 TTPhotoSoc Photography Safari of their choice
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papadums
zanzibar
Shell Trinidad
Epson
Tootoolbay

Submissions to the contest close in

2020/09/20 17:00:00

DEADLINE: Sunday 20th September 2020 at 5:00 PM EST