Abbey Road Music Photography Awards

Free to enter global music photography competition


Our free to enter global music photography competition, is celebrating 2023’s unforgettable, unique and unsung music moments and the photographers who captured them.

This year we've returned for our third edition, delivering the next chapter of a long-term vision for supporting, showcasing & enabling the best in music photography, firmly establishing us as the foremost competition in music photography.

Categories include:
Music Moment of the Year
Underground Scenes
Undiscovered Photographer of the Year
Live Music
Making Music
Jazz: The Rebirth of Cool (Images accepted from any year)

Entries are eligible from most countries worldwide (see T&CS) for emerging, undiscovered and established music photographers who are over 18 years of age.


All winners of the Music Photography Awards will be presented with a MPAs trophy unique to their award. Other prizes include:

• An exclusive virtual mentoring experience with renowned photographer & Rolling Stone magazine’s Deputy Photo Editor, Sacha Lecca. This unique prize offers invaluable guidance, advice and insights from one of the best in the field

• Dive deep into the world of underground music scenes with a virtual mentorship from esteemed photographer and guest judge, Simon Wheatley

• Seize the spotlight with a one-week takeover of the iconic ‘“Pop Two”’ space on the world-famous screens at Outernet London. This incredible opportunity allows you to showcase an exclusive exhibition right in the heart of central London, UK

• Plus win a mentorship session with head judge Rankin, which includes a portfolio review session with Rankin’s creative agency and an opportunity to tour the studio and shadow Rankin on a The Hunger Magazine shoot, both of which will take place in London, UK


Open to anyone over 18 globally

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Remains with photographer.