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2023 Birth Photographer of The Year

brought to you by Atkins Lab

Image by Hayden Trace

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How to Enter

Select Your Images For Submission

To understand the awards process, you can view the Rules tab on the website for some insight as to how the judges are judging images, how to select an award-winning image, and other various resources. Please make sure your images are exported with the correct file format found on the Rules page.


You will need an account to submit your images. You can either create a free account or log in to an existing account.

Submit Your Entries

Press any of the submit images buttons on the page. You can submit up to 5 images and opt for feedback for an extra fee for up to all 5 of your submissions. You’ll receive a pop-up message that your images have been submitted successfully. If there are any issues, we will contact you so you can revise your submission.

Watch the Live judging

Completely optional but oh so rewarding, our live judging is one of the biggest things that sets The Birth Photographer of the Year Awards apart from others. The criteria and feedback are second to none and one of the most encouraging parts of submitting images to awards.

This is not your average photography awards process. 
Before submission, please ensure you read all of the rules. Submissions are final.

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Why Should You Enter The Birth Photographer of the Year Competition


In the Birth Photographer of the Year, we offer unparalleled feedback as you’ve never seen it before. All of our judging is live-streamed, giving you the opportunity to follow along live. To receive feedback, there is a $10 fee for for each image selected for feedback.

Media Exposure

We contact media for you with a Media Release to help your SEO links and backlinks to be seen. There is nothing better than sharing a win with the world.
You deserve it.

Meet New People

I have forged some of the BEST relationships with people I have met during an awards process. Get ready to create a new hub of people that believe in you and love you.

Beginner Friendly

If you have never entered an award before this is the place to start. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Even if you didn’t submit, you can watch the live judging free and come away knowing exactly what you can do to improve your images and make them even better. This leaves you more confident and inspired to try new things.

ONE Image Is Judged At A Time

No more having judges look at hundreds of entries and picking their fave based on the others. This is designed to SEE the artist that is in front of judges. We are basing our feedback on what is in front of us, not what it should have been or could have been.

Judging Diversity

The team has curated a team of judges that represent diversity and give unbiased feedback. Our panel at all times will consist of judges from all different views, walks of life, and experience. This awards was created to discover new talented artists. (pssst that’s you!)

We understand that sometimes photographers can be die-hards with their training, so a challenge system is in place to help bring us back to earth to remind us that sometimes the moment is worth more than the technical skill. Diversity and unbiased opinions are important to use to ensure fair judging.

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