Spotlight Awards 2024 Edition

Spotlight Awards 2024 Edition


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The first photo entered for the jury is $35. You wil save $10 for each additional photo entered.


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The Spotlight Awards 2024 is a competition with a unique focus on advertising talent. This is the 7th edition of the awards, the only photo competition that has created a judge’s panel filled with potential clients for commercial photographers. Judges like Rodrigo Mitma, Creative Director at DDB Asia, Singapore; Abe Chuang, Creative Director at Mother, China; Echo Mah, VP, Global Brand Creative at Four Seasons, USA; James Millar, Film & Photo Manager at Jaguar, UK; Rita Braz, Art Director at Tommy Hilfiger, Netherlands and Kaitlin Kocsis, Marketing Director at Kraft Heinz, Canada, among many others, will be choosing the winners who will be announced in September 2024. This competition might just be the most global online portfolio review a photographer could ever have.

“Our Spotlight Awards give the opportunity to talented photographers to be directly visible to more than 60 of some of the most influential creative decision-makers around the globe. That is exactly what Production Paradise is all about – great imagery in front of great creatives,” says Mariela von Estorff, CEO of Production Paradise.

The awards will have a submission period from April 10th to July 31st, 2024.

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. Each category will have a single winner and all 50+ judges will choose a Grand Prize winner from the professional category winners. There are over $40,000 worth of prizes, throughout 14 categories.

2023 winners included Samuel Hicks, Grand Prize and People & Lifestyle Winner; Mark Scott, Architecture & Interiors Winner; Mirjam Kluka, Fashion Winner; Andy Grimshaw, Food & Drink Winner; and Anatol Gottfried, Advertising Winner, among other prestigious photographers.

About Production Paradise: Established in Barcelona in 2002, Production Paradise is the visual media industry’s favorite tool to promote and connect top creative talent and services in the commercial photo and film industries to top creatives worldwide. Our Spotlight and Showcase magazines are subscribed to by over 200,000 global key decision makers within advertising agencies, major brands, magazine publishers and corporate clients.

The Spotlight Awards 2024 prizes

The Spotlight Awards highlights world-class commercial photographers who are creating the most outstanding imagery within advertising. Winners are rewarded with an amazing prize pool worth over $40,000.00 and invaluable international exposure. The contest is open globally to all professional photographers.

-TriLens – Complete set by frii, worth $170
-3600 credits valid for 3600 photos for Evoto AI retouching
-NPhoto Deluxe handmade XXL portfolio, worth $655
-Portfolio Review event ticket, worth $1390

-a Special Production Paradise Membership Pack, worth $1650
-Camera mount with Belt clip by frii, worth $70
-600 credits valid for 600 photos for Evoto AI retouching
-NPhoto voucher for $218
-5-year Premium Pro Membership for Photographers, worth $990

Submission deadlines and entry fees

Information about the deadlines and entry fees for the Spotlight Awards 2024:

Entries Open: The competition opened for entries on April 10th, 2024.
Deadline: The deadline for entries is July 31st, 2024.

Entry Fees: The first photo entered for the jury is $35. You wil save $10 for each additional photo entered.
Bulk photo prices: 5 for $120 (normally $135) 10 for $230 (normally $260) 20 for $420 (normally $510)

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