I love photography and what it can do; how it can connect people and help share stories, how it provides a different perspective and a means of escapism – and I love cars and driving for pretty much the same reasons!
So, with all that in mind, we’ve launched AUTO PHOTO Awards a new project for Shutter Hub. Supported by some amazing Partners (Barry Hawkins, Chicane, FastR, Lotus Drivers Club, Motorsport UK, Project-A, WXVE) the awards will celebrate the best in automotive photography, creating opportunities for collaborations and commissions, and uniting everyone through our shared passions.
There are some amazing prizes available to all entrants, there’ll be an exhibition of winning and highly commended photographs, and Shutter Hub Editions will produce a book of the top 100 images.
To top it all off, I am so happy to be joined in judging this new award by Charles Gordon-Lennox, the Duke of Richmond, founder of the Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed. He’s a wonderful and fascinating human with a prolific background in photography, and of course, a great knowledge of the automotive world. I can’t think of anyone who would be better suited, and I’m really grateful for his incredibly generous support.
We are really pleased to be able to share these exciting prizes, one-of-a-kind experiences and unique opportunities available for entrants to this years AUTO PHOTO Awards:
> 5 winners receive 1 year membership of Shutter Hub
> 100 images will be selected for the AUTO PHOTO Awards book, published by Shutter Hub Editions
> 30+ winning and Highly Commended images will be showcased in the AUTO PHOTO Awards exhibition
> 8 photographers will win a one-to-one portfolio review with Karen Harvey, (me!) Creative Director of Shutter Hub
> 1 Highly Commended Award selected by Alessia Glaviano, Head of Global Photo Vogue
> Chicane Magazine Award – selection of winning photographs will be published by Lotus Drivers Club in Chicane magazine
> FastR Award – media access to Shred Shed Live, 2 VIP tickets for a TCR UK round + opportunity to become an official FastR photographer
> Goodwood Award – One winner will receive a press pass for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2023
> Motorsport UK Award – Photography Accreditation at Motorsport UK controlled British Championships and opportunity to join Motorsport UK panel of photographers as a paid contributor
> WXVE Award – tailored to the winner, includes mentorship + on set experience with the WXVE production team as a stills photographer.
And, everyone gets an entry for free!
AUTO PHOTO Awards celebrate the best automotive photography, connecting photographers and the automotive industry, and offering opportunities for everyone. We are dedicated to showcasing the best automotive photographers, creating opportunities for collaborations and commissions, and uniting everyone through our shared passions.
The five individual categories are Innovation, Cars as Art, Motorsport, Scenes and Styling, and Car Culture. There’s something for everyone, so what are you waiting for?
Get a free entry when you submit your work, visit autophotoawards.com and enter now! (Deadline for entries – 10 November 2022, 5pm UK time).
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