The Society of Photographers 20x16 Print Competition

Annual 20x16 International Print Competition for Photographers

Annual 20x16 Print Competition

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Enter the most prestigious 20×16″ Print Competition held worldwide

The Societies of Photographers 20×16″ Print Competition is the at the forefront of awarding the most creative and talented photographers in the world, whilst providing a real opportunity of education to improve your craft. The judging will take place at the Novotel London West during the Convention and free of charge to watch. A truly informative and beneficial opportunity to learn from our peers.

Merited images will be displayed for 10,000+ visitors to view at The Novotel London West Hotel.

The winners will be announced at our prestigious Awards Presentation Evening at the 2024 Convention in London.

£1,000s worth of prizes to be won!

Overall 20×16″ Photographer of the Year 2024
£350 Digitalab voucher
Super Big Deal Ticket to The Society of Photographers 2025 London Photo Convention (valed at £550)

2nd Place Photographer of the Year 2024
£300 Loxley Colour voucher

3rd Place Photographer of the Year 2024
£200 Loxley Colour voucher

PLUS £700 worth of prizes already confirmed for category winners.

All category and sub-category winners receive a trophy!

Prizes proudly sponsored by Loxley Colour, Digitalab & The Society of Photographers
Loxley Colour        Digitalab The Society of Photographers



Judging Dates and Times: Wednesday 17th – Thursday 18th January 2024 from 9am
Judging Venue: The Novotel London West Hotel, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London W6 8DR
(Please note due to the nature of this event, timings may change)
Awards Presentation Evening: Friday 19 January 2024

All images must be mounted as stated in the Rules

Members £25 – Non Members £30

Any prints received after 4th January 2024 will not be submitted into the competition, as the prints will be travelling to London on this date. No refunds will be issued for prints arriving after 4th January 2024, this includes prints sent directly from printing labs. Any prints with outstanding payments after 4th January 2024 will not be entered, even if the prints arrived before the deadline date.

Each print must have an application form attached to the back in the right orientation. Prints which arrive without forms, or with loose forms, will be subject to a discretionary administration fee dependent on the number of prints affected.


Wedding Categories
Wedding Day – Open – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Wedding Day – Bride or Groom Alone – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Wedding Day – Couple Together – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Wedding Day – Reportage – Sponsored by Loxley Colour

Portrait Categories
Commissioned – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Creative – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Individual – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Family and Group – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Newborn – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Children – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Maternity – Sponsored by Loxley Colour
Fashion – Sponsored by Loxley Colour

The Natural World 

Pets – Sponsored by Loxley Colour

Open – Sponsored by Loxley Colour




Advertising and Commercial 


Check out the Category Definitions for full details.

NB. Entrants must include the category on their application form.

Where to send your prints

20×16″ Print Competition
The Society of Photographers
Clwyd Chambers, Clwyd Street,
LL18 3LA

Entries will not be accepted if brought to the judging venue. Entries must be sent to the above address for them to be included in the competition and must arrive by the 4th January 2024 Any entries received after this date will not be entered and will only be returned at the entrant’s expense.

Entries cannot be collected from the judging venue. Payment for returning prints must be included with your submissions or submitted online using the payment form provided before the judging date. Please ensure that your prints are sent in a flight case or very sturdy box, as they will be sent back in the same packaging where possible. Images that arrive in unsuitable packaging will be returned in bubble wrap/brown paper.

Entrants who live outside of the UK must contact the office prior to 4th January 2024 to arrange a courier service for the return of their prints.

If you require your entries to be returned to you, please inform us before the competition date, entries not requested to be returned will be destroyed.

Offers from the labs

Loxley Colour 20×16 Offer

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Digitalab 20×16 Offer

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