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 October 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. 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.
The competition is open to all (both amateurs and professionals). The photographed watch must belong to the participant and must be a mechanical watch (automatic or manual), unless it is a ladies’ watch, in which case quartz is permitted. Each month will have a different theme. Candidates must upload their photo before midnight (Swiss time) on the last day of the month to the watch-photo-awards.com website (WPA). Each participant may enter no more than one photograph. Each participant must complete the brief entry form to validate their photo submission. Every photograph that meets the criteria will be stored on WPA, where they will become part of the first virtual museum of watch photography. Each month, the jury selects the ten best photos, which are then published on WPA and its partner sites. The winner for the month is chosen by a public vote.
The person who took the photo with the most “likes” is declared the winner for that month, and receives a prize donated by one of the WPA sponsors, as listed on the website.
In November 2018, 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 60 winnings photos.
The best photo of the year will be decided by a separate public vote. The overall winner will be awarded the WPA trophy, and will be invited to sit on the jury for the following year.
Each prize is a two-night stay for two people in a superior category room with breakfast and visitors’ tax included.
The voucher is valid two years from the date of issue. The prize does not include travel and may not be redeemed for cash. The organisers’ decision is final.