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The Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence highlights world-class commercial photographers who are creating the most outstanding imagery within advertising. Winners are rewarded with an amazing prize pool worth over $60,000 and invaluable international exposure. The contest is open globally to all professional photographers. There is also a Students category for the discovery of future photographic stars.

Grand prize winner
  • $5000 cash provided by and crowned the Spotlight Awards for Photographic Excellence Winner 2018
  • Dedolight equipment worth $5000
    - 1 x Dedolight DLED7 BI Spot Set
    - 1 x TECPRO Felloni BI HO. LED Panel
    - 1 x Dedolight LEDZILLA BI Set.
    - 1 x Dedolight DLED4 BI Net with DP1 and Gobos
    - Dedoflex 5 in 1 Reflector 106cm Diameter
  • Media Register - 500 licenses for 24 months (photo licensing tracking software) worth $3600
  • Production Paradise - Products worth $2250
  • Prodibi - web imagery service - 1 year subscription worth $300 (additional 1 year subscription to the category prize)

Total prize value: $16,150

14 category prize winners (Eligible to all categories, excluding Students)

Total prize value: $3,735

Student category prize winner (Students are not eligible for the Grand Prize)
  • $500 cash provided by Vimity
  • Prodibi - web imagery service - 1 year subscription worth $300
  • Coaching photographers - 3 one-on-one consulting sessions worth $600
  • Vimity Premium Pro membership for 12 months worth $110

Total prize value: $1,510

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