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

May 4, 2022

The EISA Maestro 2022 photography contest is open for entries! The theme of this year’s competition is “joy”.

What brings you joy, happiness and satisfaction? How can you capture another’s joy or express joy in another way?

It can be posed portraits, candid moments in the street, still lifes 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 entry is FREE!

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


  • Your portfolio should consist of a coherent set of 5 to 8 images responding to the theme of ‘Joy’.
  • Any genre of photography can be used, but to have the best chance of winning, your portfolio should not consist of a random mix of subjects (eg wildlife and portraits).
  • Consider how you use color, light and composition in your photographs. This will affect how your image conveys emotion and expresses joy to the viewer. We want to feel the joy in your photographs.
  • For best results, we recommend that you do not mix color and B&W images.

Photographers participating in the UK national round of this competition must be UK residents.


National deadline extended: closes May 15, 2022 at midnight

All entries must be received by May 15, midnight UK time. The top three will be chosen by AP and will be published in a June or July issue. The winner will receive £200 and a one-year digital subscription to AP and go ahead for the international tourwhere there is over €3,000 in cash and other prizes to be won.

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 Assembly in June 2022. The final results of the International Maestro Competition will be revealed at the EISA Awards Gala on September 2, 2022 or, if the circumstances lend themselves to it. less favorable, online alongside the EISA product Awards on August 15, 2022.

1st prize: €1,500 & EISA Maestro Trophy
2nd prize: €1,000 & EISA Maestro Trophy
3rd prize: €750 & EISA Maestro Trophy

Winning photographs will be published in the September or October issues of EISA’s 16 photo magazines/websites. Circumstances permitting, winners will be invited to the EISA Awards Ceremony in Berlin on September 2, 2022. For full details, terms and conditions, visit www.eisa.eu/maestro

AP organizes this EISA competition in collaboration with our friends at Photocrowd. Check out Photocrowd and enter great photo contests including APOY22. It’s a great way to see and appreciate your best work.

EISA – Imaging and Sound Expert Association

EISA 2022 Award Logo, JPEG, 150px

Amateur Photographer is a founding member of the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) which was established in 1982 by the editors of five European photo magazines meeting to select a European Camera of the Year.

Since then, it has grown into a unique association of 59 specialist magazines and websites around the world covering the fields of photography, video, hifi, home cinema, in-car and mobile electronics. . Each year, EISA awards the EISA Awards for the best products in each of these areas, as voted on by members.

For more information about EISA, visit www.eisa.eu

Further reading:

The international winner of the EISA Maestro 2021 revealed

Announcement of the winner of the EISA Maestro 2021 UK

The surrealist portraits of Pauline Petit

Barbara Farkas: highlighting environmental issues through self-portraiture


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