American PHOTO Images of the Year 2007 Call For EntriesA definitive showcase of the very best of contemporary photography.

By American PHOTO promotions
May/June 2007

The entry portion has closed. Check back soon for this year’s winners.

The annual American PHOTO Images of the Year event is an international competition that is a definitive showcase of the very best of contemporary photography. This juried photo contest offers unmatched exposure to both established and emerging photographers in a wide range of fields, from documentary/photojournalism to cutting-edge commercial work and will provide an unprecedented opportunity for peer review of your work by professional photographers, museum curators, art critics and influential editors. Winners will be selected on the basis of originality and the overall quality of concept execution.


Check out all the winning images from last year


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Entries must be postmarked no later than midnight, September 14th, 2007.


Enter now and you just might win an incredible prize package from our sponsors. One Grand Prize winner and 6 category winners will be selected. The winning imagery will be featured in a special January/February 2008 issue of American PHOTO magazine, as well as at a special event in New York City in December 2007.

Grand Prize:

Samsung GX-10 Kit / Lenses / Flash / 46″ HD LCDDell XPS 710 Desktop computer with 19″ monitorWacom Intous 6×8 tabletMicrosoft wireless keyboard and mouseMicrosoft Office 2007Adobe Photoshop CS3Epson Stylus Photo 2400 printerX-Rite Pulse color calibration system2-350GB Maxtor external hard drivesSmugMug Lifetime Pro account with full customization$500 free prints/gifts from SmugMug siteSmugMug will provide an all expense paid 2008 Photo Workshop in Moab, Utah (October 8 – 11, 2008)

6 Category Winners

Samsung GX-10 KitSmugMug Lifetime Pro accountSUBMISSIONS

The competition is open to work produced from September 2006 – September 14, 2007. All submitted art should be of reproduction quality. We accept color or black and white prints (8 x 10) and digital files on CDs with 8 x 10 printouts. Digital files should be TIFFs or JPEGs, high-resolution RGB, 350 dots per inch and approximately 8 x10 inches. If entering multiple categories, please use a different CD for each category. All entries must include an entry form for each image submitted.

Please note that SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED and that American PHOTO magazine does not accept responsibility for any lost or damaged prints, or disks.


The judging will be done in two stages. The initial stage will be done by the American PHOTO staff. The second stage will be done by a jury of outside experts.

The criteria for judging will be threefold:
• Originality of concept
• How well the concept fits the category
• How well the concept is executed

Winners will be notified via email or mail. Winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, grant of rights, and a publicity and liability release within 14 days of notification, or alternate winners will be selected (alternate will be next highest entrant).


Please contact Alex Cooper at if you have any questions.


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Consent agreement: If I win in any of the categories, I agree to allow HFMUS to use my name, city and state, voice and image in connection with the publication of my winning entry and for promotional purposes (void where prohibited), without review, notification, or approval. I further represent that it is my own work and that by publishing it will not violate the rights of any person or property owner whose image or property may appear in the work. I agree that you may publish this work and reproduce and distribute it in connection with this publication/contest at any time in any current or future media, in special editions, on Websites, and in promotions.