The awards celebrate the unforgettable, unique, and unsung music images from 2022.
The Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards is a FREE to enter global competition shining a light on the creatives behind the lens. The competition covers two areas: Open Entry and Invited Entry. The categories within are designed to showcase emerging, undiscovered & established talent.
All entries submitted into the open entry categories are reviewed by our expert Submissions Panel, led by Rolling Stone Photo Editor Sacha Lecca, alongside acclaimed photographers and Music Photography Awards 2022 alumni Yana Yatsuk and DeShaun Craddock.
Our judging panel, helmed by photographer, publisher and director Rankin, together with Cat Burns, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Vicky Grout, Karen Binns, Eric Johnson, Matthew Josephs and Nakyung Han will then nominate, debate and award the defining photographs that capture moments of creativity – in the studio, on stage and behind-the-scenes.
For five of the categories (Undiscovered Photographer of the Year, Music Moment of the Year, Underground Scenes, Live Music and In the Studio) all photos submitted must be taken between 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.
The Hip-Hop 50 category is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop and serves as a vibrant homage to 50 years of photography. In celebration the MPAs will be accepting photos from the last 50 years (1st January 1973 – 31st December 2022).