Judging has been completed, and galleries will be available on this website from 12pm NZST, Friday 16th December 2022.


Photography is a universal language; a medium that has no cultural or language barriers. It allows the sharing of narrative and self-expression across all demographics and cultures.


The Asia Pacific Photography Awards were launched for the first time in 2021 to celebrate and promote the diversity of photographic genres worldwide. Hosted by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, the awards are run by photographers, for photographers.  We know the growth that comes from entering awards and the significant improvement that happens in your work from that experience.


These awards offer you the opportunity to challenge and express yourself through presenting work that fosters innovation, and inspires and influences others.


Whether you are an amateur or a professional photographer, we encourage you to put your work out to the world and see the value in entering the Awards for yourself.


Make a commitment to your growth and enter today. Who knows, you could be a winner and advertise yourself as an award-winning – or maybe a multi-award-winning photographer! Whatever your results, entering is always a rewarding experience.


Finding a way to stand out from the crowd is vital to making your photography a success. You’ll be in the running to win one of our many awards – from Highly Commended to Gold with Excellence on individual images, people’s choice awards, top 20 finalist in any of our categories, category winner or overall Grand Champion – this is your time to shine!




We haven’t made many changes to this year’s awards. In fact, only two changes!


GRAND CHAMPION AWARD: To be eligible to win the Grand Champion Award, you need to enter a minimum of 3 images across any categories (Under 18 entrants can only enter the Under 18 entrant category).

The Asia Pacific Photography Awards Grand Champion 2022 will be the photographer with the highest score of their top 3 entries from the awards. Should more than one photographer sit at the top score, those images will be taken to a panel of five judges who will assess each image, and vote one winner that best represents “What the judges are looking for”: good camera and post-production technique; visual impact and/or storytelling and originality.


PUBLIC VOTING: To ensure voting is fair, voters must now register in order to cast a vote.


Good luck with your entries!

Entry is open to all photographers of all ages and abilities, from anywhere in the world. Entrants in any of the main categories must be aged 18 years or over on 1st November 2022.


The Under 18 entrant category is open only to those aged 17 years or under on 1st November 2022.


All entrants must comply with the terms and conditions of these awards.

Entry is easy – follow the links to any of our 13 categories, and click the link to enter. You’ll be taken to our entry portal where you can submit your image, or images.




Online Entries Open: Tuesday 1st November 2022 at 12pm NZST

Online Entries Close: Thursday 1st December 2022 at 12pm NZST

People's Choice Voting Opens: Monday 5th December 2022 at 12pm NZST

People's Choice Voting Closes: Sunday 11th December 2022 at 12pm NZST

Top 20 Category Finalists Announced: Monday 12th December 2022 at 12pm, NZST

All winners announced Friday 16th December 2022 at 12pm, NZST.