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The Master Photography Awards


Enter the Master Photography Awards and as a successful winner you can gain publicity for your business in both the public sector and photographic industry. With sponsors such as Hasselblad, Epson and Fuji gain industry recognition of the highest calibre. Photographers are always looking for a competitive edge. Winning a prestigious award can be an effective way to raise your business profile.

Entering awards demonstrates continual personal development, winning awards drives you forward as a leader and forward thinking photographer with an abundance of PR potential.

Why you should enter the MPA Awards

Paul Cooper Hon FMPA Chair of Competition Judges

I know it’s a cliche, but this years awards are going to be the best yet.  Why?  Because the MPA is evolving, and our members are forward thinking photographers producing world class images.  I’ve stepped into the role of Chairman for the 2017 competition and although I’m firmly of the belief that “if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it”, I do want to ensure that our awards continue to be lauded as the best in the industry.  And the only way to do that is through continuous change and improvement.

So when compiling your entries for this year, don’t use previous winners as a reference point. Instead of copying the style of previous gold winning images, show the judges what you can do with your own creative thinking. But bear in mind that ultimately we are an association of photographers, and it is pure unadulterated photographic skill that will attract the highest scores in 2017.

Jose Luis Guardia Vazquez

“Winning  a prize from the  MPA is undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life. The gala, the atmosphere ,.the history of this association is amazing. It was very special for me to enjoy all this. The moment you hear your name as the winner is unique. Besides this I would add that MPA is one of the places that I think have some of the  best judges in the world also the scoring system is very fair.

MPA awards are really well known. This makes many people interested in your work.  National and international media echo the news  of your win so this is really good for your business.

Wining an  important competition always gives greater prestige. But in my case I do not participate for this. I do it just to improve. By just knowing how far I can get and above all, to have hope of winning . MPA is one of the best competitions in the world, and it is very gratifying to be part of it. Currently I have time without competitions for personal reasons, but after my up coming Talk, I will surely be encouraged to re-enter.

Thank you very much for everything!

Deborah Selwood

” I was so overjoyed to receive such a prestigious award, it was the first year I had dared to enter the national competition, I had absolutely no idea I would win anything, I was happy to enter the awards just to receive feedback to help me to grow and develop as a photographer.     I am very much driven by a hunger to learn and improve my photography hence the attraction to the Association and its ethos.”

Jason Banbury

“Winning the award was a complete shock – a very happy shock, I must say, and I felt both humble and proud to have received this accolade and recognition. Winning an award of this calibre is fantastic for my clientele and business.In the highly competitive market of children’s portraiture, which is the back bone of the studio work I create,  the award enhances expectation and confirms to clients that they are booking with a Photographer whose work has been recognised within the industry at the highest level”.

Last Years Awards Presentations