The Amateur Photographer Awards have recognised the best photographic equipment for 36 years.

Amateur Photographer Awards 2012

Amateur Photographer Awards 2012

The Amateur Photographer Awards have recognised the best photographic equipment for 36 years. We are looking forward to announcing the winners of the 2012 Amateur Photographer Awards on 26 January.

The awards will be split into different categories for cameras, software, printers, accessories, lenses etc, as well as the Good Service Awards for retailers. This recognises retailers who have been commended as giving great sales and after-sales service.

There will also be a grand prize for the all-important Amateur Photographer reader-nominated Reader Product of the Year.

Two further awards will also be presented for ?Power of Photography? and an ?Exceptional Achievement in Photography?.

Don?t forget to cast your vote in the Good Service Awards

Vote for the Amateur Photographer reader-nominated Reader Product of the Year

See the full list of last year?s winners

See last year?s videos and photos of the awards on our picture gallery

About our sponsors

This year our proud sponsors of the awards are Grays of Westminster and GfK Retail and Technology UK.

Grays of Westminster is an award-winning period shop specialising in Nikon products. In 2011 Grays was presented with the What Digital Camera/Amateur Photographer ?Gold Winner? Good Service Award, as voted for by What Digital Camera readers and website visitors. In July this year Nikon UK Limited presented Grays with a stunning heavy crystal trophy that reads: ?Presented to Grays of Westminster to celebrate their 25th Anniversary and their outstanding contribution to Nikon users?.

GfK Retail and Technology (GfK RT) offers powerful insights into consumer goods markets with data from the world’s largest retail nework, reporting what’s selling where, at what rate:

90+ countries

370,000+ outlets; representing a universe of 1.7 million shops

4.5 million consumer products

The fact-based information we deliver enhances your decision making process and is fully comparable locally, regionally and even globally.

The Amateur Photographer Awards is an important event for both Grays of Westminster and GfK in terms of supporting the awards itself, but it is also a fantastic occasion for them to be able to share in the successes of the photographic industry.