ANNOUNCEMENT: YEARBOOK Awards 2022 (Now Closed)

Graphic with 'YEARBOOK 2022' in white in the centre, and an out of focus photograph of a monitor showing the YEARBOOK 2021 online exhibition behind

If you are a photographer who wants to get your work seen then YEARBOOK is for you. An annual directory of photographers, YEARBOOK is group exhibition for everyone, a printed publication for selected works and awards from some of our favourite industry partners. There’s no set entry fee, no theme and it’s open to all photographers, no matter what stage they are at in their career. We want to make sure this opportunity is open to everyone.


In addition to every entrant being featured in the online exhibition and 100 photographers being selected for the printed publication, we’re really pleased to announce this year’s YEARBOOK Awards:



One photographer will be selected by James Allsworth, Head of Content at Alamy, to receive Alamy Platinum Commission for 1 year and a one-to-one stock photography business development session with James.

Alamy is the world’s most diverse stock photography collection, they add around 150,000 images to their collection every day from thousands of photographers from across the world. Alamy supply images to customers globally, from magazine and book publishers to design agencies and marketers, they’re always looking for great imagery to enhance their projects.

Alamy work with over 100,000 photographers and aim to make it easy for you to work with them – it’s free to sign up, they don’t edit pictures on content and you retain full ownership of your photos. Since Alamy began, they’ve paid out over $200 million in royalties to photographers and the need for photography in our daily lives shows no signs of slowing.



One photographer will be selected by the UK BenQ team, to receive a BenQ SW240 photographer monitor.

BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers lives. Set apart by the unique philosophy of ‘Because it matters’, BenQ is committed to empowering people to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning through people-driven, innovation-fuelled products. For photographers, filmmakers and graphic designers, they build and develop professional monitors focusing on colour reproduction and technology, eye health and efficiency. The monitors allow you to work with ease, knowing that what you see is true to life, and your work output is of the highest quality.


Metro Imaging YEARBOOK AWARD 2022
One photographer will be selected by Steve Macleod from Metro Imaging to receive a twelve-month mentorship.
Metro Imaging has a reputation for supporting education and in 2005 established its mentorship programme. Over the years the company has supported hundreds of artists from both academic and non-academic pathways.

“We are delighted to be able to partner with Shutter Hub by offering a twelve month bespoke mentorship where we will develop the individuals next career move. We will cover all aspects of practice to include developing network; marketing and social media; technical and process led discussion as well as contextual and conceptual one to one sessions. There will also be opportunities to interact with others on the scheme and we will produce a working portfolio in support of the mentorship.”


Newspaper Club YEARBOOK AWARD 2022

One photographer will be selected by Sarah Belfort from Newspaper Club to receive a £150 printing voucher for Newspaper Club.

Newspaper Club helps everyone print their own newspapers. There’s no minimum order, 24/7 online ordering and fast delivery anywhere in the world.

Founded in 2010, Newspaper Club has printed over 22 million newspapers for some of the world’s most creative people and brands. All of their papers are either 100% recycled or sourced from sustainably grown forests and their printing press is powered by solar energy.


PhotoShelter YEARBOOK AWARD 2022

One photographer will be selected by Caitlyn Edwards, Customer Marketing Manager at PhotoShelter, to receive a PhotoShelter Pro Account for one year, which comes with unlimited storage (any file size or type) as well as over 100+ features developed specifically for professional photographers, including other delivery, storage and sales features.

PhotoShelter is the leading technology platform that helps photographers and creative teams unlock the power of a moment. Their tools and resources are designed and built for you. They aim to make it easy for you to present, store, sell and share your images so you can focus on what you do best.


Just like previous years, the main exhibition will be online so it can be easily shared and accessed, in the same format as last year’s exhibition, which you can see here. All valid entries will have at least one image included per person, on our website, which reaches over 20,000 people per month . We’ll promote the show through our newsletter and social media with a combined audience of over 15,000 and to everyone we know who wants to see new photography!

100 images will be selected to be included in a printed publication that will be sent out to industry specialists and agencies. The publication will also be available to buy if you’d like to send it to your own contacts, or for others to buy just to enjoy! You can find out more about last year’s printed publication in our feature here.

Want to take part? Find out more and SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY THROUGH THE FORM HERE!


You don’t have to be a Shutter Hub member to take part, but if you’d like to find out about all the benefits of being a Shutter Hub member you can do so on our membership information page here.


Deadline for entries: 30 June 2022 (5pm BST)

We’ll be sharing a selection of early entries on our social media, so make sure you enter early for chance to be included in our pre-deadline promotion!




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