We are looking to celebrate the hard work and community spirit of people who are using photography for the benefit of others or to help make the world a better place. It may be someone who is working with children or vulnerable adults, using the therapeutic power of photography to help them get over anxiety and depression, or a physical disability or illness. Perhaps they are using their own camera in the service of a charity to help raise awareness or money for them. Either way, the Unsung Hero Award is all about those who are using photography, and cameras, to do something positive for others in the wider community.

Amateur Photographer Unsung Hero Award

Nominations needed

Do you know someone who deserves to win our new Unsung Hero Award? If so, we are inviting you to send in your nomination for them right now – and yes, you can nominate yourself too.
Once we have received the nominations for all of the unsung heroes, the editorial team at Amateur Photographer will select the winner who will then be invited to accept their award at our glittering ceremony in central London on 21 February. We will donate £500 to the charity of the winner’s choice, and share their story with our readers and the wider world, via the pages of Amateur Photographer and our website.

Amateur Photographer Unsung Hero Award

How to enter

In your nomination, you will need to tell us – in 200 words or less – the name of the hero you are nominating and why, or why you are nominating yourself.

Please include any links to relevant photography, or attach images as necessary, and we will also need your own contact details.

To nominate someone, simply click here and submit your details

The closing date is 15 January 2020.

The entries will be judged by AP staff and the overall winner will be contacted by email. Full terms and conditions.

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Terms and conditions

The closing date for entries is 15th January
Open to residents of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man except employees (and their families) of TI Media (UK) Ltd , its printers and the entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over.
Proof of identity and age may be required.
The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject inappropriate entries.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.
Your email address will be added to the Amateur Photographer weekly newsletter and TI Media Ltd. may contact you about relevant products or services and research via email. However, you will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from via the unsubscribe message in the emails.
The Promoter is TI Media Ltd, Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Rd, Farnborough GU14 7BF