EISA Maestro Photography Contest 2022, Joy – UK Deadline extended!

May 4, 2022

The 2022 EISA Maestro Photography Contest is open for entries! This year’s competition is themed ‘Joy’.

What brings you joy, happiness, and satisfaction? How can you capture the joy of another or express joy through an alternate means?

This can be posed portraiture, candid moments on the street, still life using objects that bring you happiness, landscapes, architecture and nature. The options for the subject of your photographs are endless. So be creative and tell a story! 

How to enter the EISA Maestro Photography Contest

The EISA Maestro Photography Contest is open to Amateur and Professional photographers, and is FREE to enter!

Entrants should provide five to eight photos on the theme of ‘Joy’. All entries must be in digital format (camera or scanned film originals) and ideally must be taken by you for the purposes of this competition where possible.


  • Your portfolio should be formed of a coherent set of 5-8 images responding to the theme of ‘Joy’.
  • Any genre of photography can be used, but to stand the best chance of winning, your portfolio should not be made up of a random mix of subjects (e.g. wildlife and portraits).
  • Consider how you use colour, light and composition within your photographs. This will effect how your image conveys emotion and expresses joy to the viewer. We want to feel the joy in your photographs.
  • For the best results we recommend not mixing colour and B&W images.

Photographers entering the UK National round of this competition must be UK residents.


National Deadline extended: closes midnight 15th May 2022

All entries must be received by 15th May, midnight UK time. The top three will be chosen by AP and be published in a June or July issue. The winner will receive £200 and a one-year digital subscription to AP and go forward to the International round, where there’s over €3,000 cash plus other prizes to win.

International Judging: June 2022

The winning entries from each of the 16 participating EISA countries will then be judged together at the Association’s General Meeting in June 2022. The final results of the International Maestro contest will be revealed at the EISA Awards Gala on 2 September 2022 or, if circumstances are less favourable, online alongside the EISA product Awards on 15 August 2022.

1st prize: €1500 & EISA Maestro Trophy
2nd prize: €1000 & EISA Maestro Trophy
3rd prize: €750 & EISA Maestro Trophy

The winning photographs will be published in the Sept or Oct issues of all 16 EISA photo magazines/websites. Circumstances permitting, winners will be invited to the EISA Awards ceremony in Berlin on 2 September 2022. For further details, terms and conditions visit

AP is running this EISA contest in conjunction with our friends at Photocrowd. Check out Photocrowd and take part in some great photo contests, including APOY22. It’s a great way to get your best work seen and appreciated.

EISA – Expert Imaging and Sound Association

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Amateur Photographer is a founder member of the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) which was formed in 1982 by the editors-in-chief of five European photo magazines came together to select a European Camera of the Year.

Since then it has grown to become a unique association or 59 special interest magazines and websites around the world covering the fields of photography, video, hifi, home theatre, in-car and mobile electronics. Every year EISA presents the EISA Awards for the best products in each of these fields, as voted for by the members.

For more information on EISA visit

Further reading:

EISA Maestro 2021 international winner revealed

EISA Maestro 2021 UK winner announced

Pauline Petit’s surreal portraits

Barbara Farkas: highlighting environmental issues through self-portraiture

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