Spotlight Awards 2021

Spotlight Awards, with a unique focus for advertising talent!


Production Paradise is announcing the launch of their 2021 Spotlight Awards – a competition with a unique focus for advertising talent. This is the 4th edition of the awards, the only photo competition that has created a judge’s panel that is solely filled with potential clients for commercial photographers. Judges like Jérémie Atlani (Senior Art Director at Chanel, France), Alayna Kunitake (Art Director at Ogilvy, Australia), Mari Torres (Senior Creative at McCann World group, Germany), Marjorieth Sanmartin (Executive Creative Director at TBWA, Germany), and Jamie Spence (Creative Director at Vogue, UK), among many others, will be choosing the winners who will be announced in early July 2021 – this competition might just be the most global online portfolio review a photographer could ever have.

Photographers may submit imagery in 13 professional categories: Advertising, Architecture & Interiors, Beauty, Cars, Corporate & Industrial, Fashion, Food & Drink, Kids, People & Lifestyle, Portrait & Celebrity, Sport, Still Life and Travel & Documentary.

Each category will have a single winner and all 50+ judges will choose a Grand Prize winner from the professional category winners. There are over $35,000 worth of prizes, throughout 13 commercial categories and one special category.

Furthermore, in collaboration with, we invite photographers to create images that represent diversity, respect for each other or stand for a social cause in a special category: Story Telling: Shoot for a Cause. will offer photographers the opportunity to book models for this project free of charge, and will donate USD 1000 to the cause of the winner's choice.

This exclusive category with will be free of charge to enter. One simply needs to meet the requirements of entering images that represent diversity, respect and a stand for a cause that the photographer believes in. Moreover, will provide the models needed for the shoot.

2020 winners included Zay Yar Lin, Grand Prize and Travel & Documentary Winner; Julio Bárcena, Beauty Winner; Julia Bostock, Kids Winner; Michael Wharley, Advertising Winner; and Astrid Obert, Fashion Winner, among other prestigious photographers.


1 Airport Advantage XT rolling case and 1 Retrospective shoulder bag (winner’s choice on size) by Think Tank. Total value $450.
a three year Tablet Hotels Plus Membership (worth $300) and $100 travel credit.
2hs portfolio review and coaching with coach Christine Sounders, worth $300.

A Special Production Paradise Membership Pack, worth $1,500.00.
12-month Premium Pro Membership for Photographers, worth $199.00 and $300.00 voucher for booking models from
1 year Tablet Hotels Plus Membership (worth $99) and $50 travel credit.

$1000 donation from to the cause of the winner's choice.
Blog posts on Production Paradise and (worth $1000).
1 year Tablet Hotels Plus Membership (worth $99) and $50 travel credit.
12-month Premium Pro Membership for Photographers, worth $199.00 and $500.00 voucher for booking models from


Professional photographer, 18 years old and older.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

An entrant must hold all rights to the photographs submitted, including model releases, and any other rights associated with the shoot. The photographer must have authorization to use any photos that have been previously published or are awaiting publication. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright, are not eligible. Production Paradise has the right to remove Photographer images from the contest if it deems them inappropriate

Rights: All entrants grant Production Paradise the right to reproduce work selected in the Spotlight Awards on the Production Paradise website and in materials used to promote the competition and/or future related promotions in all online and offline formats


Architecture Documentary Fashion People Travel Portrait