portfolio contest
expert judged only


In association with EISA Maestro

Open Judging Results

This is the UK NATIONAL ROUND of the EISA Maestro Photo Contest 2021. To enter this contest you must be a UK resident.

Submit a series of 5 to 8 connected photographs on the theme of ‘Joy’.

What brings you joy, happiness, and satisfaction? How can you capture the joy of another or express joy through an alternate means?

This can be posed portraiture, candid moments on the street, still life using objects that bring you happiness, landscapes, architecture or nature. The options for the subject of your photographs are endless. So be creative and tell a story!

Top tips for success: a coherent set of imagery should be submitted, with a common theme, and is best focussed on one genre, and in either B&W or colour, but ideally not a mixture of both.

The winner will get a £200 cash prize and be put forward for the final round of the EISA Maestro Photo Contest 2022, where there's over €3,000 cash plus other prizes to win.

Prize details

UK National Round (this contest)

The top three will be chosen by the team at Amateur Photographer magazine and published in a June or July issue of AP. The winner will receive a one-year subscription to AP and will go forward to the International round of the contest.

International Judging: June 2022

The winning entries from each of the 16 participating EISA countries will be judged together at the Association’s Awards Meeting in June 2022. The final results of the International Maestro contest will be revealed at the EISA Awards Gala on 2 September 2022 or, if circumstances are less favourable, online alongside the EISA product Awards on 15 August 2022.

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

All National Maestro winners will also be published on Facebook at the end of June for the EISA Public’s Choice competition. The prize for the winner here is €1,000.

How it works

To enter this contest a portfolio of your work is needed. Your portfolio will be automatically entered into the contest when the required number of photos have been added.

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
15 May 2022

15 May 2022 to 26 May 2022

Winners announced
26 May 2022

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