The CR Photography Annual: now free to enter

This year, for the first time, CR’s Photography Annual is free to enter. Plus we have new categories for photobooks, exhibitions, brands and emerging talent


Published with our December issue, Creative Review’s Photography Annual seeks to celebrate great images – those who take them and those who commission them. It’s open to everyone involved in the making and use of brilliant photography – advertising agencies, publishers, galleries, designers, brands and, of course, photographers.

This year, for the first time, the Photography Annual is free to enter. We’ve done this so that we can celebrate the best work, wherever it may be, without restricting ourselves to only those who can afford an entry fee.

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Drawing on the entered work, nominations and their own expertise, our panel of judges will curate the year’s finest work for the Photography Annual, making it the definitive showcase of the most powerful, innovative and memorable imagery of the year


New for this year, we are introducing the following extra categories:

Photobook of the Year

Photography Exhibition of the Year

Outstanding Contribution to Photography

Magazine of the Year
For the title that has commissioned best photography this year.

Brand of the Year

For the brand that has commissioned best photography this year.


The five new photographers to have made the greatest impact this year.

Nominate projects for these categories here

For the chance to put your work in front of our judges and, if featured in the Photography Annual, get it seen by over a million creative professionals in over 80 different countries, enter your work today.

You can find out more about the Photography Annual including how to enter here

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