The 28th Annual Awards exhibition visits Frome for the first time.
The Association of Photographers Awards is one of the most prestigious and highly respected competitions for professional photographers worldwide. This is the first time an awards exhibition will come to Somerset and is a unique opportunity for the photographic community to access this exceptional body of work.
Being selected for the Awards Book and Exhibition is one of the greatest accolades available to professional photographers, and offers major exposure to commissioners of photography and those working within the creative industry.
In its 28th year The AOP Photographers Awards are steadily evolving and moving in parallel with the demands of a progressive and ever-changing industry. Year by year hundreds of Photographers eagerly await the launch of this annual awards programme and the new developments it brings.
In 2011 the AOP made a couple of subtle changes to the awards categories. Reverting back to more classic genres with the re-introduction of the Non-Commissioned Portrait and the popular Non-commissioned Project categories. Building on last year's inclusion of a moving image option, within the Innovation category, whilst looking to reflect the modifications that digital SLRs have made, the AOP decided to create two solely âMoving Image' Categories that generated a great deal of interest from the membership.
Almost 3,000 images and videos were entered in 2011 by nearly 400 individuals culminating in 17 Best in Categories and 3 impressive âGolds' at the 28th Photographers Awards Presentation on the 28th September 2011 at Ambika P3.
The 250 images exhibited at the AOP Photographers Awards Exhibition have been carefully selected by a fantastic judging panel and represent the very best of British photographic industry talent.
Rook Lane Arts Trust are inviting members of the community in Frome to the exhibition launch party so that they can celebrate this event with AOP photographers.
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