Spotlight Awards 2024

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Spotlight Awards 2024

Spotlight Awards 2024 is now open for entries!

Spotlight Awards 2024: Production Paradise now is accepting entries for the Spotlight Awards 2024 photography competition, open to all photographers in all countries.

Short description

Production Paradise is accepting entries to the Spotlight Awards 2024 photography competition, now in its 7th ediiton.

Spotlight Awards is a competition with a unique focus on advertising talent. It highlights world-class commercial photographers who are creating the most outstanding imagery within advertising.

Photographers may submit imagery in 13 photography categories: Advertising, Architecture & Interiors, Beauty, Cars, Corporate & Industrial, Fashion, Food & Drink, Kids, People & Lifestyle, Portrait & Celebrity, Sport, Still Life and Travel & Documentary; as well as in AI Image Developing & Creating category.

For Artificial Intelligence Image Developing & Creating category, images developed or created using any AI tools are accepted. Tools used should be added in the description. In the case of the use of a real photograph, the source should be added in the description.

Images entering commercial categories must be no more than 3 years old.

Each submission must be a single image. Single submissions that include more than one image will not be considered.

The contest has a prestigious panel of over 50 judges, all of whom are experts from advertising agencies, magazines and brands.

Each category will have a single winner and all will choosen a Grand Prize winner from the professional category winners.

Category shortlists will be publicly announced from the 2nd of September 2024. The Grand Prize Winner and the Category winners will be announced on 23rd of September 2024.

Submission requirements:

Images submitted should be in sRGB JPG files with a recommended minimum size of 1600px width.

Who may enter?

The contest is open to all commercial photographers in all countries. Entrants must be over 18 years.


There are over $40,000 worth of prizes in 14 categories.

Entry fees:

Entry fees are €35 for the first submission and €25 for each subsequent entry. The currency of entry fees is associated with the country the images are submitted from.

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