Photo by 2018 winners Tracy + David, Stills and Motion
UPDATE: January 3, 2019 – The results are in!
The judges have made their final decision and you can see the results here: Best of ASMP 2019 Winners and Honorable Mentions. Thanks to our judges and to all who entered this year’s competition — and congratulations to the winners in each category!
About the BEST of ASMP 2019 Photography Contest
BEST of ASMP is the last photography contest we will hold in 2019. This is a members-only contest and it is designed to showcase the important work of ASMP members from photos taken between November 1, 2018 and November 30, 2019. Non-members can join ASMP to participate in the contest. Our contests are only one of the reasons you’ll want to consider joining ASMP.
This page is updated weekly with relevant contest information so bookmark it! We’ve outlined the key dates of the contest below. We’ll be adding information on jurists, prizes, and respond to Q&A. You can either submit questions using the comments field below, or you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Entries – Sept 2nd – Nov 30th, 2019 [Extended to Dec. 6, 2019]
First Round of Judging – Dec 7th – Dec 13th
Second Round of Judging – Dec 14th – 19th
Winners contacted on or around Dec 22nd
Winners announced to the public – week of Dec 30th
There are five Best of ASMP photography contest categories:
- Individual Image: Editorial – Open to all commissioned magazine and editorial work. Personal work in the style of editorial photography should be entered in the Personal category.
- Individual Image: Self-Promotional/Personal – Self-promotional is open to single images used for online and print promotions. For multi-page print promos, please select Series category to upload multiple images.
- Individual Image: Commercial – Commercial is open to online and print work.
- Series of Images: A series is considered a grouping of two to ten images representing a single theme.
- Video: Open to all commercially produced videos of any genre up to three minutes in length.
View or download our official contest rules.
Wondering why we are charging contest entry fees? Charging contest fees allows us to subsidize the software platform we use to manage contest entries and communication with submitters, as well as provide us with sophisticated judging functionality. We also believe in compensating our judges with an honorarium to both acknowledge their time and the level of expertise they bring to the contest. Finally, all remaining proceeds from our contests go toward supporting ASMP’s education and advocacy initiatives that ultimately benefit us all.
ASMP Members Only: Best of 2019 Entry Fees
|Category||Regular Fees: Sept. 2nd – Nov. 30th||Late Fees: Dec. 1st - Dec. 6th|
|Single Image or Video||$15.00||$25.00|
Endia Beal is a North Carolina based artist, educator and activist, who is internationally known for her photographic narratives and video testimonies that examine the personal, yet contemporary stories of women of color working within the corporate space. Beal currently serves as the Director of Diggs Gallery and Assistant Professor of Art at Winston-Salem State University.
Beal is featured in several online editorials including The New York Times, NBC, BET, the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, and National Geographic. She also appeared in Essence Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine South Africa, Newsweek Japan, and Photo District News. Her work was exhibited in several institutions such as the Columbia Museum of Art, in Columbia, SC, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art + Culture based in Charlotte, NC and the Aperture Foundation of New York.
Andrew is a photographer, director and producer who has worked on editorial, publishing, advertising, content creation, documentary and feature film projects. He is also an internationally recognized workshop instructor and author and columnist on the subject of visuals.
Andrew is also an Executive Producer for the film company Borough Five Pictures and has recently completed work on his first full-length feature film, Team Marco and his first short film, 10 Shots. Andrew’s first book, That Photo Makes Me Hungry by Countryman Press launches on November 26th, 2019.
Clients include The New York Times, Conde Nast, Meredith Corporation, Hearst Corporation, Apple, Adobe, CreativeLIVE, Disney, Hay House Publishing, Clarkson Potter, Harper Collins, Norton and Grey Advertising.
Andrew has also recent work includes directing and photographed the latest campaigns for Oprah Winfrey’s O That’s Good Foods and Bumble Bee Tuna as well as directing a short documentary film for The New Yorker Magazine, The Blades of New York’s ‘Forged In Fire’ Contestants. Andrew’s latest cookbook collaboration with Anna Gass of Food 52, Heirloom Kitchen, is available April 2019.
He is represented by Ray Brown for directorial requests and still photography.
Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, one of the ten best photo sites named by the British Journal of Photography and one of Life.com‘s top 20. She has represented the Estate of Yousuf Karsh for licensing for 15 years and maintains Karsh’s online presence. Grahame is a consultant for photographers of all levels; a portfolio reviewer, writer and speaker. She is vice president of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG). As well as working for a spell as associate director for ClampArt contemporary art gallery in New York, in a former life she ran the Retna photo agency.