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 $30,000.00 and invaluable international exposure. The contest is open globally to all professional photographers.

To read more about our prizes and judges see our blog.

Grand prize winner
  • X100V camera from our main sponsor Fujifilm, worth $1,700.00.
  • A cash prize of $5,000.00.
  • Prodibi Ultimate Pro license for 1 year, worth $299.00.
  • The sleek Airport Advantage Luggage from Think Tank, worth $299.00.
Category Winner Prizes:
  • Every category winner will get a Special Production Paradise Membership Pack, worth €1,200.00.
  • The winners of the Fashion, People & Lifestyle and Travel & Documentary categories will win the Multi Globetrotter bag from Langly worth $300.00.
  • Advertising, Architecture & Interiors, Beauty, Corporate & Industrial, Cars, Food & Drink, Kids, Portrait, Sports, Still Life, and Post Production & CGI will get Langly leather camera strap, worth $85.00.
  • The Food photography category winner will receive an entry to the next Food Photo Festival, worth €400.00.
  • Winners of the Fashion, Beauty, Lingerie & Swimwear, People & Lifestyle, Portraiture & Celebrity, Sports, and Advertising categories will get a 12-month Premium Pro Membership for Photographers, worth €99.00 and €300.00 voucher for booking models from