Photo Awards

About the Photo Awards

All photographs approved on the Photo Critic platform will fall into one of three main categories; “People”, “Wildlife /Fauna” and “Environment”, for the purposes of determining category winners in the Photo of the Week, Photo of the Month and Photo of the Year competitions. Only featured photographs will be eligible to win.

Photos are divided into three main categories: 

This category includes any type of photography where the main emphasis is on a person or people. This includes but is not necessarily limited to:

  • Weddings, fashion, sport, portraits, baby, street, lifestyle, adventure, travel, etc.

The first reward a member can receive is a featured photo. A Photo of the Week is the second milestone and is awarded from the featured photos from the previous calendar week in the three aforementioned categories. All the Photos of the Week are then considered for the Photo of the Month award in each category. The Photo of the Year competition is the cream of the crop, derived from the Photo of the Month competitions. 

 

Our finest and grandest award goes to the Photographer of the Year, who is the one photographer that distinguished themselves throughout the year, regardless of the categories in which they previously partook.

Photo of the Week

A “Photo of the Week" will be announced on a weekly basis and entries are taken from the previous week's featured photos. Closing time to upload your images is set for Sundays at midnight. Photos received later than that will only be suitable for contention the following week. The winner per category of the Photo of the Week will be announced by Tuesdays. Every member except the Creator and Admins will stand a chance to win the photo of the week.

Take note that the "Photo of the Week" will also bring members in contention for the "Photo of the Month" competition.

Photo of the Month

The Photo of the Month will be decided by the Photo of the Week (POTW) winners. At the start of every new month, the judges (consisting of a minimum of 2 administrators) will decide on the winning photo. As many as three photos (one per main category) can be awarded  the Photo of the Month title. In some instances, if there is not a clear winner in a specific category, we will allow a tie; in other words, two images from the same category can be awarded Photo of the Month.

 

The winner of the monthly competition will be awarded a discount voucher of R600 on any photographic workshop by DPC | Digital Photography Courses.

 

Winners will be announced around the 5th of the following month.

Photo of the Year

Photos that were awarded Photo of the Month will automatically be considered for the Photo of the Year award. The judges also hold the discretion to add additional “wildcard” images from the Photo of the Week Competitions.

Photographer of the Year

The Photographer of the Year is our most prestigious award and goes to the one photographer who distinguished themselves throughout the year, regardless of the categories in which they previously partook.