Almost 400 photographers entered around 3,000 images into the annual Association of Photographers (AOP) awards, the winners of which were announced in London last night.

Almost 400 photographers entered around 3,000 images into the annual Association of Photographers (AOP) awards, the winners of which were announced in London last night.

For the first time, this year?s contest included two categories dedicated to the moving image, to reflect ?modifications that digital SLRs have made?, said organisers.

The AOP Awards, in their 28th year and only open to the association?s members, dished out 17 Best in Categories and three Golds.

The winning entries can be viewed at http://awards.the-aop.org/2011_Photographers_Awards

During the summer, the AOP confirmed that it had sold its building in London – a decision partly fuelled by the ‘growth of online galleries’.

The AoP began life in 1968, as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers.

It launched a Photographers Awards programme in 1984, and campaigns on a number of photography-related issues, including copyright.

The AOP has around 1,000 full members.

The rest of the membership consists of students and photographic assistants.

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