Watch Photo Awards



For its 3rd edition, the competition will run from May to August with four different themes.

The theme for May: Metal :
Take a photo of your mechanical watch in a metallic-inspired setting (object or background mainly made of metal) while respecting the criteria of creativity and composition (sharpness, framing, light) specific to WPA.

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!

Theme of the month: Metal

Take a photo of your mechanical watch in a metallic-inspired setting (object or background mainly made of metal) while respecting the criteria of creativity and composition (sharpness, framing, light) specific to WPA.

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About the Watch Photo Awards

Your watch photo exhibited at the Geneva Museum of Art and History and your recognized talent in the major specialised media!

International contest

The Watch Photo Awards are the first annual international watch photography competition open to amateur watch lovers and professionals alike. Every month from May to August will have a different theme, and awards will be given to the photos that best meet the criteria of creativity, technical accomplishment and relevance to the theme.

Visibility in the major specialised media

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.

An exhibition at the Geneva Museum of Art and History

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.

Theme of the month: Metal

Take a photo of your mechanical watch in a metallic-inspired setting (object or background mainly made of metal) while respecting the criteria of creativity and composition (sharpness, framing, light) specific to WPA.

The 5 members of the jury



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.

Pierre-André Montjovet

Watch collector, financier and globetrotter

Marie de Pimodan

Watch journalist

Joy Corthesy

Watch journalist

Brice Lechevalier

Founder and editor-in-chief of GMT, CEO of WorldTempus

Erick Rangel

2019 winner