Celebrating great images and those who make them

The Creative Review 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, students, brands and, of course, photographers.

Each year we welcome a panel of esteemed judges, each with exceptional talent and knowledge within the creative industry, to help our in-house editorial team curate the best work for the Photography Annual: the definitive showcase of the most powerful, innovative and memorable imagery of the year.

Deadline: Midnight Friday September 10, 2021

2020 Winners

Take a look at all of the winners and honourable mentions from the Photography Annual 2020

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Fashion photographer? Editorial? Or just starting out? No matter your style of imagemaking, there are many ways to make your mark in the Photography Annual 2021


We understand that unpublished work should receive recognition as equally as published and commissioned work. Whether you are a professional photographer or not, please enter your personal projects in this category

Advertising / Marketing

The advertising and marketing industries understand the power of the images. This category celebrates work for commercial clients and features campaigns (both still and moving image) in which brilliant photography works in harmony with great creative ideas

Students / Grads

Here we celebrate the work of those studying on photography courses across the globe, as well as that of those who have graduated in the summer of 2021. Work entered in this category can include personal projects, portraiture, work for clients, and more – anything goes!


This category covers all areas of fashion photography (both still and moving image), whether created directly as advertising for brands or for editorial projects in magazines

Stock Photography

Celebrating images shot for and art directed by image libraries, showcasing the brilliant photography now being created in this important area of photography


From a reportage piece to a book cover, this category celebrates the best in editorial photography within magazines, newspapers, books, and online content

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries about the Photography Annual 2021, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via phone or email.

e: anna.walder@centaurmedia.com
t: +44 (0)20 7970 4026