Photo courtesy ASMP member Robert Seale
Welcome to ASMP Contests!
BEST of ASMP 2020 (Members Only) – See the Winners List!
See the results of our 2019 Contests:
BEST OF ASMP 2019 (Members Only) – Winners and Honorable Mentions
ASMP STYLE (Fashion, Beauty) – Winners and Honorable Mentions
See the results of our 2018 Contests:
ASMP TASTE (Food) – Winners | Honorable Mentions
ASMP SPACES (Architecture) – Winners | Honorable Mentions
ASMP FACES (Portraiture) – Winners and Honorable Mentions
You can also find results from the ASMP Best of 2017 photo contest.
Welcome to American Photography Open 2020, celebrating the best pictures submitted by world-wide photo enthusiasts taken with any device. For over 30 years American Photography has been holding a juried competition primarily for professional photographers. The AP Annual book, featuring the winners, and the launch event in New York in November continues but with the proliferation of so much great photography taken by everyone we are entering our third year of offering a competition for…
Dallas, Texas https://www.sheryllanzel.com/ Video © Sheryl Lanzel Trailing Forward Third Place – Personal/Self Promotion ASMP: What was your inspiration for making this video? Sheryl Lanzel: My inspiration for creating this video is bicycling, bicycles and being on a bike… the freedom and the child-like feeling of carefree, joyful fun that always comes to me when I ride my bike! ASMP: What type of setting do you prefer? SL: Outdoors… a colorful sky, leaves swaying, etc….
Denver, Colorado http://howardpaulphotography.com/ Image © Howard Paul Short-grass Prairie Third Place – Personal/Self Promotion ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Howard Paul: This scene appeared before me while sauntering about to exercise my eyes. I really did not see its beauty at the time; it was an “eh, this looks interesting” sort of image. ASMP: What type of setting do you prefer? HP: I am not, by any means, a landscape photographer…
Atlanta, Georgia https://www.aerographs.com/about Image © John Slemp Hondajet Third Place – Commercial ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? John Slemp: It was an advertising commission for an aviation client, Epps Aviation. I had created several other images earlier that afternoon, using available light, but they just didn’t strike me as anything other than “serviceable.” So after a quick dinner of lasagna in the line crew’s “office,” I mentioned that I had an…
Buffalo, New York https://www.lukecopping.com/ Image © Luke Copping Tom Moriarty of Moriarty Meats Second Place – Editorial ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking this photo? Luke Copping: It was part of an assignment for Buffalo Spree – a local blog that covers news, culture, and business profiles in my hometown of Buffalo NY. It had started conceptually as a personal project but quickly turned into an editorial one after I pitched it the editorial…
Atlanta, Georgia https://www.patrickheagney.com/ Images © Patrick Heagney Machine Learning Second Place – Series ASMP: What was your inspiration for taking these photos? Patrick Heagney: This is a series of photos taken with a 0.014 megapixel Gameboy Camera from 1998. The camera shoots in four-tone black and white and saves the files as a bitmap, these images have been colorized but are otherwise unaltered. I wanted to get back to basics with this series and it…