Pawel Zygmunt is our first spot prize winner in our spectacular Professional Photographer of the Year Competition, so get your entry in now to be in with an extra chance of great prizes!

TAKE PART IN the biggest photographic competition Professional Photo has ever run and be in with a chance of winning one of our ten categories, with the person who ultimately picks up the overall title of Professional Photographer of the Year also walking away with the fabulous Panasonic S1R plus 24-105mm f/4 Macro OIS kit.

To spice things up we’re also offering a selection of amazing monthly spot prizes along the way, which is why it pays to get your entries in now. It also means that you’ll have the opportunity to enter more times, since you’re allowed one entry per category per month, so look out your best work, choose the categories you want to compete in and get involved!

Spot Winner

Pawel Zygmunt Travel and Tourism Category Kallur, Kalsoy, Faroe Islands “At the tip of Kallur island on Faroe Islands there’s a little settlement called Trollanes, the last village before a gigantic cliff, on top of which sits a tiny white lighthouse. Reaching it involves a 30–40-minute hike, and the location is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever visited. I asked my companion to take a walk around the lighthouse while I waited for the right moment to take a shot and then, to emphasise the dramatic light, I transformed the image to black and white.”  Image above opens in a lightbox to view it in all its glory.

Nikon D810, Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 at 100mm, 1/640sec f/5, ISO 200


The competition is open until August 31, 2021, there’s no fee to enter and everyone is welcome to take part. We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Societies to tie in each of our ten categories to one of the Societies that operates under their umbrella. Along the way we’ll be awarding exciting and valuable spot prizes to highlight the best of the entries.

In September we’ll be choosing a winner for each of the ten categories, who will receive not just the section prize but also a 12-month Professional Level Membership of the SWPP and a copy of Affinity Photo and the Affinity Photo Workbook, courtesy of Serif. Each of ten winners will then be in with a chance of being judged our first-ever Professional Photographer of the year, and picking up that fabulous Panasonic S1R kit.


All entries need to be made online through the Professional Photo website and you’ll be able to enter as many categories as you like but we’re asking for single images only, and you’ll only be able to upload one image to one particular category each month, so a total of ten images a month across all the categories.
Overall closing date August 31, 2021. Full details of all the prizes plus terms and conditions can be found online.


  • LANDSCAPE Olympus LS-P4 value £149
  • WILDLIFE Olympus 8×42 Pro binoculars value £449.99
  • WEDDINGS Voucher for £150 for use at One Vision Imaging
  • PORTRAITS Spyder X Pro worth £159
  • TRAVEL AND TOURISM Fotospeed Voucher for £200 worth of paper.
  • FASHION Sigma I-Series 65mm f/2 DG DN prime in E or L Mount, value £649
  • MEDIA AND PRESS Sennheiser MKE 200 On-Camera Mic, value £87
  • SCHOOL AND EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY Nikon School Voucher, value £120
  • SPORT Rotolight NEO 2, value £319.99
  • COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL 12-month Pro Package with theimagefile, value £432

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