Images can have been taken anywhere in the world and at any time in the past.
Each photo is £5 to enter. Half of this money goes to a charity you select & half goes into the prizes, card processing and tax. You may enter as many categories as you please, and support any combination of charities you choose. Click Here to see our prize offerings
Your photos will be reviewed to ensure they meet our stringent ethical, and legal guidelines.
Our heavyweight industry Judges will then review your images and assign their scores accordingly. A shortlist of technically well executed and well-regarded imagery is then presented to BPA staff.
Having learned a lot from other more subjective competitions over the years and in order to maintain our ethical model, this shortlist is then marketed heavily (and evenly) for targeted public voting for an extra 'People's Choice Award'.
This model ensures that The BPA remains as ethical as possible, while heeding both the expert opinions of the industry greats, along with those of your fellow photographers. This grants a fairer, more balanced competition with higher exposure for the practitioners who have helped charity with their work, irrespective if they win an award or not.