Regional Image Competition 2023

The Regional Image Competition will be open for entries from 9:00am, 3rd April 2023, to 11:59pm, 30th April 2023. This is a digital-only competition (no prints are required) and will be judged over two rounds – both via our online platform.


This competition is a first-past-the-post competition, meaning the highest-scoring image, over 80 for each category, will become the photographer of the year in that category.


Before entering, you must have a member profile on the competition site. (this is separate from your member’s area on the main website) Files should be submitted at least 3,000 px on the longest side (no borders, keylines, watermarks or identifying information should be included).

Images that were taken after the 1st of January 2020.


The cost is £5 per entry for BIPP members. All profits will go to the regions for a get-together to celebrate the winners.



Each region will be viewed and scored by five Fellowship judges. The Chair Of Awards And Qualifications will oversee and adjudicate the process.



The BIPP has a long tradition of denoting prize-winning images with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. These will be awarded for the following scores:


  • 91 – 100 Gold Award
  • 85 – 90 Silver Award
  • 80 – 84 Bronze Award
  • 70 – 79 Good Professional Practice
  • 69 Below Competition Standard


Category Winners

The highest scoring entry attaining Bronze or above will receive the title of Regional Photographer Of The Year for that category.



Overall Regional Photographer Of The Year

Each category winner will go on to a second round of judging and be re-scored; the highest-scoring entry overall will be awarded the title of Regional Photographer Of The Year.

Award Categories

Categories (and a breakdown of those categories) are detailed in the awards section of the website (Click Here). It is the responsibility of the photographer to submit images into relevant categories. If the judges feel an image is unsuitable for the category, they have the right to withdraw the image from the competition. All images (excluding any non-commissioned categories) should be commissioned or be shot with commercial intent. If you are not in professional practice, please consider the non-commissioned categories. Personal work is allowed and should be placed in the non-commissioned categories.


  • Advertising/Commercial (including E-Comm)
  • Architectural and Industrial
  • Digital Creation
  • Domesticated Animals
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Illustration and Fine Art
  • Landscape
  • Natural World
  • People & Portrait
  • Reportage/Photojournalism
  • Scientific and Technical
  • Sport
  • Wedding

If you have any questions, please call the office on 01772 367968 or email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How to Enter

1) Check the requirements.

Specification of images:

  1. A minimum of 4,000 pixels on the longest side
  2. Format: maximum-quality JPEG, to be under 16 megabytes
  3. Embedded profile: sRGB, Adobe 98 or Greyscale

2) Register/Log in

You need to have an account on the awards site to enter.

log in here

register here

2) Begin your entry

To begin your entry process:

click here