BPA PHOTO AWARDS

Become an Award-Winning Baby Photographer in the World

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BPA PHOTO AWARDS

BPA Photo Contest rewards Baby Photographers with awards, priority listing with strong profiles in our directory, titles and professional recognition in the world. It is a competition open to all Photographers.

Photos in the Photo Contest are evaluated by the World’s Best Baby Photographers and Educators You get prestige and also can show your customers that you are an award-winning photographer. You will be more confident to show your art to potential clients.

 

<strong><em>DETAILS</em></strong> about the Awards

  1. All Photographers can participate in the BPA Photo Contest with the number of images they want.
  2. BPA Gold Members 1 and Premium Members can participate in Photo Contests with 3 photos for FREE. Members who want to participate with more photos can participate by paying the fee.
  3. All applications must be submitted in digital format, in JPG only, electronically through our submission form below.
  4. Every two months, a contest is held where the best photos of each category are awarded with a prize. The Best Photos of the Year and Best Photographer of the Year will be selected among these best photographs at the end of the year
  5. Photos should not be from workshops or trainings. Such photos will result in the application being disqualified. If this is detected after the award has been awarded, it will result in the cancellation of the prize.
  6. After paying the entrance fee, you cannot make any changes to the photo. No refunds are made after applying for awards.
  7. Your application must be your original work and not violate someone else’s rights. You must own the copyright of the images you entered the competition.
  8. BPA reserves the right to disqualify or re-categorize any application if it does not meet the essential requirements.
  9. Photos must not include the photographer’s name, logo or sign. JURY rates the images independently.
  10. The copyright remains with the photographer of the image, but by participating in this contest you are allowing BPA to use a submitted image in any way, without payment. Please make sure you have all permits and model releases where applicable before submitting your photos.
  11. We will only use your photos for promotional purposes directly related to the BPA Photo Awards competition and our work.
    1. We will never resell your photos or allow a third party to access them.
    2. If we receive a request from a third party to use your photos, we will send that request directly to you via e-mail.
    3. As an award winner, you agree that we may post your winning image (s) to the official BPA Photo Contest Awards Website, Facebook and Instagram accounts to promote our contest.
    4. As a BPA Photo Awards winner, you agree to participate in contest promotions. You consent to us to use your name and winning photos to advertise the BPA competition and our organization and to announce it at no additional cost.
    5. BPA will not be held responsible or liable for the misuse of your materials by unauthorized third parties.
    6. We will appreciate you as the photographer every time we use your photos.
  1. Maternity:
    • Pregnant women should be the focus of the image. However, other people are allowed in the photograph.
  2. Birth:
    • Images were taken during birth and in the first hours after the baby’s birth.
  3. Newborn:
    • You can submit photos with only 0-2-month-old babies in this category. Lifestyle newborn shoots can also be submitted from this category. Family members should not be included.
  4. Baby-Sitter and 1st Birthday:
    • You can send photos of babies between 3 and 12 months from this category. Family members should not be included.
  5. Baby and Kid:
    • Children between the ages of 12 months and 18 years are considered in this category. Family members should not be included.
  6. Family:
    • There is no age restriction. Photos with family members should be shared in this category.

– If a submitted photo does not fit the category description, BPA reserves the right to place the photo in an appropriate and different category.

  1. All voting for the contest is done online by the Jury members in the secure BPA Voting Board. Participant names cannot be seen by the Jury.
  2. The jury will rate your photos according to the following criteria:
    • The jury will rate your photos according to the following criteria:
    • Posing
    • Props and Colours Used
    • Idea and Creativity
    • Originality
  3. There are 6 categories for applications outlined below. The participant must choose the category that best fits the overall feel, impact and story of each image.
    1. Maternity
    2. Birth (Photos were taken during and in the first hours after birth)
    3. Newborn (0-2 Month)
    4. Baby-Sitter and 1st Birthday (2-12 months)
    5. Kid (Between 12 Months – 18 Years)
    6. Family (There is no age restriction.)
  4. The Jury rates your photos according to the above criteria by giving 1-10 points. All the points awarded by the judges add up, which gives the final score of your photo. According to the final score determined by the jury, your photo will receive the relevant Award.
  5. The top photographers for each category will receive the First, Second and Third Place awards. Independent of these awards, the ‘Honorable Mention’ award will also be given.
  6. THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR:
    • This prestigious title will be awarded according to a points system that is cumulative in every 6 BPA Photo Contest.
    • All ratings for Photographer of the Year are made by the BPA.
    • Participants are given points according to the following criteria.
      • Weighted points will be given for all awarded photos. 
      • The awards won in each competition are considered.
      • BPA community engagement (Including Member Facebook Group, Blog Contributions, Your Story Magazine Contributions etc.).
      • A consistent portfolio and professional appearance are also important. This includes the Participants’ professional website, social media accounts and updated BPA Member Profile.
  • You must send your photos in Jpg, jpeg format with a long edge of 1920px and a maximum size of 2Mb.
  • There should not be any expressions that introduce you such as Logo, Signature etc. in your photos.
  • Jury members will rate your photos independently.
  • Name your photos as follows:
    • NameSurname_Category
    • For example, SerapSeker_Newborn
    • If you participate with more than 1 photo in the same category, you can add the photo number.
    • For example SerapSeker_Newborn_2

If you have any problems uploading photos, you can request support by sending an email to hello@babiesandphotographers.com

Contest Participation Process

1- <strong><em>Prepare</em></strong> your photo

  • Whether you are a BPA Member or not, you can participate in the contest.
  • BPA Gold Members 1 and Premium Members do not pay for their first 3 photos.
  • You can participate in the contest by filling out the Participation Form on this page.
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2- <strong><em>Upload</em></strong> your photo

  • You must send your photos in Jpg, jpeg format with a long edge of 1920px and a maximum size of 2Mb.

Wait for the <strong><em>Results</em></strong>

Wait until the Jury rates and rewards your photos.

  • Award contests are held every 2 months, 6 times a year.
  • Results begin to be announced in the third week of the following month.
  • Applications for March-April have started. You can upload your photos until April 30, 23:59 for the 1st Round
  • The winners will be announced on the 3rd week of May.

Be Part of the <strong><em>BPA Community</em></strong>

  • Become part of the Baby Photographers Association
  • Become a Member, Inspire and Motivate Other Photographers, Become a Brand.
  • Create Your Profile to reach your Potential Customers.
  • Get free participation in BPA Photo Awards.

 

BABIES & PHOTOGRAPHERS PHOTO AWARDS

2021 – 1st ROUND ENTRY DATES AND WINNERS

BPA Photography Awards 2021 1st Round Submissions will be made between 1 March – 30 April. Winners will be announced on the 3rd week of May both here and on social media and will also be notified by email.

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Become an Award-Winning Photographer

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GET VENDOR DISCOUNTS

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Be A Part of the Babies & Photographers Association

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%20 Discount to all Participants!

Participants in BPA Photo Awards will be given a 20% discount coupon valid across the store from HelloMaternity.co. You will love Hello Maternity clothes with a simple, elegant, stylish and modern style that will make a difference in your Maternity Photos.

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WINNERS WILL GET DIVI WEBSITE (WORTH 500 USD)

The world’s most widely used WordPress-based Elegant Themes’ Divi and Divi Den Pro Applications will be gifted to the winning photographer.

EALBUM BABY

GIFT ALBUMS FOR THE WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION

EAlbum is Turkey’s leading album company. The winners of the competition will receive special album gifts from EAlbum.

LSP ACTIONS

SPECIAL GIFTS TO CONTEST PARTICIPANTS AND WINNERS

LSP Actions, which is considered as one of the best programs in the world and has many awards, gives a 40% discount to all participants and a gift voucher of 100 Pounds to the winners of each competition. LSP also gives an extra 250 Pound gift voucher for the photo of the year.

Contest Participation <strong><em>Fees</em></strong>

This competition is open to all PHOTOGRAPHERS

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BPA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS PARTICIPATION FORM

BPA AWARD BADGES

 

Amazing Photos deserve appreciation. With Official BPA Badges, we reward photographers in the Baby Photography Industry every 2 months for their outstanding performance. We do this with the Jury of theJury of the World’s Best Baby Photographers and Educators. Win badges, become an award-winning baby photographer, show your brand stronger to the world and your potential customers.

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1st Place

BPA AWARDS

It is given to the Photographer, which takes first place with the highest score from the Jury in the contest, which will be held 6 times a year.

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2nd Place

BPA AWARDS

It is awarded to the Photographer with the second-highest score from the Jury in the contest, which will be held 6 times a year.

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3rd Place

BPA AWARDS

It is given to the Photographer that gets the third highest score from the Jury in the contest, which will be held 6 times a year.

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Honorable Mention

BPA AWARDS

Honourable Mention Award is given to photographers selected by the Jury in the contest, which will be held 6 times a year.

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Best Photographer Of The Year

The Photographer of the Year for the BPA is the highest award for outstanding success at our BPA Photo Contests.

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RISING STAR

 

We love the new Baby Photographers, their passion and enthusiasm. BPA Helps them to Stand Out.

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MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER

Being awarded the BPA MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER Certificate will support you to create your strong and give your customers more confidence.

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BPA PREMIUM MEMBER

BPA Premium Membership will provide that you are a renowned award-winning photographer in the world and your potential customers will find you on the baby photographer directory listing easier.

Other Ways to be Published in BPA

We love to promote baby photographers and provide them with everything they need to grow their business. There are many opportunities for members and non-members alike to be featured through the BPA. You can see below how you can stand out in BPA.

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<em><strong>Favorites</strong></em> of the Week

The most liked photos by BPA are shared on BPA’s Instagram account every week Don’t forget to share the photos you want to be published with the #bpaawards Hashtag.

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BPA <em><strong>Your Story!</strong></em>

If you want your photos to be included in the monthly ‘BPA Your Story Gallery’, you can send them for free by clicking the link below.

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Social Media <em><strong>Shares</strong></em>

You can have the chance to show yourself to the whole world by following our monthly themes, our Facebook and Instagram account and using the #bpaawards Hashtag.