The Spotlight Awards are a competition with a unique focus for advertising talent. No other awards have created a judge's panel that is solely filled with potential clients for commercial photographers. From agency creative directors and art buyers, to client creatives and marketing professionals, to editors at some of the most well-known magazines in the world - this competition might just be the best and most global online portfolio review a photographer could ever have.
"Our Spotlight Awards have given an opportunity to talented photographers to be directly visible to more than 50 of some of the most influential creative decision-makers around the globe. That is exactly what Production Paradise is all about - great imagery in front of great creatives." says Catherine Delaloye, the General Manager of Production Paradise.
Grand prize winner, Sport winner © Daniele Colucciello, United KingdomThe awards closed submissions on July 25th, 2019. Thousands of images were submitted by photographers in 13 professional categories: Advertising, Architecture & Interiors, Beauty, Cars, Corporate & Industrial, Fashion, Food & Drink, Kids, People & Lifestyle, Portrait & Celebrity, Sport, Still Life and Travel, Documentary & Landscape.
Each category has single winner and all 50+ judges chose the Grand Prize winner from the 13 professional category winners. There are over $30,000 worth of prizes, throughout 13 categories,with a chance for one photographer to win over $7,000 in prizes, including $5000 cash.
Beauty winner © Dave Hynes, CanadaThis is the second year of the Awards for Production Paradise. "We have been bringing exceptional talent to art buyers, editors and creative directors for 15 years. With the second year of the Award, we will give all photographers the opportunity to stand out and position themselves among the best." Andreas von Estorff, CEO of Production Paradise.
About Production Paradise: Production Paradise is the visual media industry's favorite tool to promote and connect top creative talent and services in the commercial photo and film industries to top art buyers and creative directors worldwide. Our Spotlight and Showcase magazines are subscribed to by over 200,000 global key decision makers within advertising agencies, major brands, magazine publishers and corporate clients, ensuring that our members latest work gets seen by the right high profile clients.
Food & Drink winner © Tina Sturzenegger, Switzerland
Travel, Documentary & Landscape winner © Gil Bartz, Germany
People & Lifestyle winner © Garrod Kirkwood, United Kingdom
Architecture & Interiors winner © Ema Peter, Canada
Kids winner © Lucila Blumencweig, Argentina
Cars winner © Sébastien Mauroy, Spain
Portraiture & Celebrity winner © Hugo Santarem Rodrigues, Brazil
Still Life winner © Benton Collins, United States
Fashion winner © Julien Barbès, Germany
Corporate & Industrial winner © Tadd Myers, United States
Advertising winner © Brett Stanley, United States