The Awards

In 2023, AUTO PHOTO Awards will be awarding 
15 top tier awards across 5 categories, plus:


 First place winners will receive a year’s membership of Shutter Hub.

The Top 100

Winning images will be selected for the AUTO PHOTO 02 book, published by Shutter Hub Editions


Winning and Highly Commended images will be showcased in the AUTO PHOTO Awards exhibition.


The Top 100 winning images will be featured on and


Photographers will win a one-to-one portfolio review with Karen Harvey, Creative Director of Shutter Hub.


Additional awards will be given across all awards categories for Highly Commended images.​

Duke of Richmond Award

1 photographer will receive a Highly Commended Award selected by Charles Gordon-Lennox, Founder of Goodwood Festival of Speed.


1 photographer will receive a Highly Commended Award selected by Alessia Glaviano, Head of Global Photo Vogue.

People's Choice Award

Selected from the Top 100 and voted for by the community. The winner of this award will receive a feature opportunity and a bundle of goodies from AUTO PHOTO and Partners.

Motorsport UK Award

One winner will be given Photography Accreditation at Motorsport UK controlled British Championships and have the opportunity to join the Motorsport UK panel of photographers as a paid contributor.


A tailor-made award (to be developed with the winner) offering career building opportunities, including the chance to join the WXVE production team on location for an automotive shoot.


The winning photographer will receive a paid commission to create a feature article for Influx Magazine, reaching a growing audience of 250k motoring enthusiasts across the UK.

View 2022’s Top 100 images, prizes and judges.

The Categories


The world is changing, where do we go from here? It’s not all about EVs (but show us them too!), we want to see the integration of technologies, engine development, tuning and performance, sustainability in materials, resto-mods, hybrids and ICEs too!

Cars as Art

There’s beauty in the build. From abstract images and macro details to super sleek lighting and cars on the street, this is the place to take your creativity to the max.


On track or off road, from circuit racing to rally cross, endurance to sprint, and drag to drift, we want to see Motorsport in all its glory.

Scenes and Stylings

Show us the show cars, the super-charged super cars, the priceless classics, the drift beasts, the slammed and stanced, the ‘built not bought’ cars, and everything in between.

Car Culture

It’s about the people behind the wheel and under the hood. This is the place to big-up the clubs and communities, the lifestyle, locations, and looks.

Submit your work

With a wide selection of exciting awards and opportunities, including the chance to exhibit and be published in the AUTO PHOTO book, we’re inviting you to share your passion and expose your work to new audiences. Enter now!