The British Life Photography Awards

The British Life Photography Awards

This year's competition is now closed to new entries.

  • Winners will hear from us during December, 2014.

Your chance to win a prestigious photography award and first prize valued at £6,000. 

With an overall prize fund worth over £10,000 sponsored by Sony, winners and commended entrants will have their work displayed in a national touring exhibition and book published by ilex Press. 

This brand new photographic competition is a showcase for contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life. With ten separate categories documenting real life through original, illuminating, thought provoking, humorous and poignant imagery. Covering everything from; street life, rural life, portraiture and a special award for the best documentary feature, the awards celebrate British life and culture, whilst also highlighting the relevance and importance of photography to raise awareness and inform. The competition is open to all photographers both amateur and professional. A special prize will also be awarded to the best young photographer.

To see the background slideshow full-screen, click the 'eye' icon at the top right of this page.

Not this one, the one at the top of the page.

Competition dates

  • Competition opened 1st July 2014 
  • The closing day for entries is 20th September 2014
  • Winners will hear from us during December, 2014.
  • The Exhibition of the winners and finalists (around ninety images) will be on show at the Mall Galleries, London from 2nd to 7th March.
  • The book will be published in early March 2015.



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