If you’re interested in submitting your best work from the past year to American Photo‘s annual Image of the Year contest, now would be a great time to hit that submit button. The deadline has been extended until the 22nd of October if you want a chance to win a Samsung NX10 camera (grand prize) or a Samsung TL500 compact camera(for each category winner). Winners will also be published in the January/February 2011 issue of American Photo.


Every year, we’re blown away by the quality of work that we receive from our readers. You can check out the winner galleries from 2008 and 2009 to see just how good the company is when it comes to those who have submitted work.


Last year’s grand prize winning image by Tyler Stableford.

This year, the categories include the following:

  • Architecture
  • Portraiture
  • Photojournalism
  • Landscape
  • Personal Work
  • commercial Work
  • Student Work
  • Extreme

Winning images will be selected by a jury of judges composed of pro photographers, museum curators and magazine editors. Check out the current crop of competition for this year’s contest, then pick your best work to show off.