For its 3rd edition, the competition took place in May and June with the two following themes: #stayhome, and then metal.
Based on certain criteria such as creativity, respect of the theme and technique, our jury selected 10 watch photos each month
to be published and exhibited (for example during summer 2020 at the Musée International d'Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds).
The WPA 2020 is now closed. Thanks to all our participants and partners. You can register here to be notified of the next edition.
Our jury selects 10 watch photos each month for publication and to exhibit.
Upload your photo on the theme of the month in High Definition (uncompressed).
Each theme will have one winner. Share your passion and talent!
Your watch photo exhibited at the Geneva Museum of Art and History and your recognized talent in the major specialised media!
The Watch Photo Awards are the first annual international watch photography competition open to amateur watch lovers and professionals alike. With a specific timing and a different theme, awards will be given to the photos that best meet the criteria of creativity, technical accomplishment and relevance to the theme.
Each month, the jury selects its ten favourite photos and publishes them. The public then vote for the one they think is the best, and the winner is awarded an exceptional prize of our partners. All the winning photos will be published by our media partners, as well as being featured in a special exhibition at the end of the year in Geneva, before travelling to other cities.
On the occasion of the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, the winning photographers will receive an invitation to attend the preview of the commemorative exhibition of 40 winning photos. In 2018 and 2019, the winning photos were exhibited at Baselworld, Dubai Watch Week and Watches & Wonders in Miami. The best photo of the year will be decided by a separate public vote. The winner will be awarded the WPA trophy, and will be invited to sit on the panel for the following year.
The jury will select the 10 best photos each month based on the criteria of creativity, technical accomplishment and relevance to the theme. The jury comprises six watch experts, appointed each year by the organisers.
The jury for the 2020 edition is composed of: Pierre-André Montjovet (watch collector, financier and globetrotter), Marie de Pimodan (Watch journalist), Joy Corthésy (multimedia journalist and photographer specialized in watchmaking), Erick Rangel (2019 winner) and Brice Lechevalier (founder and editor-in-chief of GMT, director of WorldTempus).
Each year, the winner of the WPA becomes a jury member for the year after.