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NATIONAL: Best of ASMP 2018 Photo Contest - Call for Submissions

About the BEST of ASMP 2018 Photography Contest

BEST of ASMP is the fourth and final photography contest we will hold in 2018. This is a members-only contest and it is designed to showcase the important work of ASMP members from the 2018 calendar year. Non-members can join ASMP to enable participation in the contest. Our contests are only one of the reasons you’ll want to consider joining ASMP.

This page is updated weekly with relevant contest information so bookmark it! We’ve outlined the key dates of the contest below. We’ll be adding information on jurists, prizes, and respond to Q&A. You can either submit questions using the comments field below, or you can write to us at

Entries can be submitted between October 1st and October 31st.

Key Dates

Call for Entries – Oct 1st – 31st
First Round of Judging – Nov 3rd – 9th
Second Round of Judging – Nov 10th – 16th
Winner’s contacted – Nov 20 – 30th
Winners announced to public – w/o Dec 3rd


There are four Best of ASMP photography contest categories:

  • Individual Image: Editorial – Open to all commissioned magazine and editorial work. Personal work in the style of editorial photography should be entered in the Personal category.

  • Individual Image: Self-Promotional/Personal – Self-promotional is open to single images used for online and print promotions. For multi-page print promos, please select series entry to upload multiple images.

  • Individual Image: Commercial – Commercial is open to online and print work.

  • Series of Images: A series is considered a grouping of two to ten images representing a single theme.


View or download our official contest rules


Wondering why we are charging contest entry fees? Charging contest fees allows us to subsidize the software platform we use to manage contest entries and communication with submitters, as well as provide us with sophisticated judging functionality. We also believe in compensating our judges with an honorarium to both acknowledge their time and the level of expertise they bring to the contest. Finally, all remaining proceeds from our contests go toward supporting ASMP’s education and advocacy initiatives that ultimately benefit us all.