It’s your time to shine! We reward your outstanding work!

SHINE Photo Award is an international online award which takes place on a monthly basis. The best work of each month will be awarded in these categories: maternity – newborn – child & family – and our new category since edition 7: birth photography

All submissions will be judged by an independent international jury of professional photographers with the focus on creative idea, technical skills and outstanding image effect.

The winners of each month will receive our SHINE Photo Award emblem to show on their award winning work, divided into gold, silver and bronze emblem. The winning images will be published on the website and social media sites with the name of the photographer and link to their website to promote the photographers‘ work and business.

All winners will automatically participate in the SHINE Photo Award „Photographer Of  The Year“ competition which will be awarded at the end of the year.

The SHINE Photo Award „Photographer Of The Year“ will receive a price of 1.000€ in cash and a personalized trophy.


Charity is a very important part of the SHINE Photo Award!

Not every child in the world is as fortunate as the children and families on the submitted images. There are many children in the world who don’t have enough to eat and drink, can’t afford education, don’t live in a safe environment or have only little chance of a long, safe and self-determined life.

That is why we give back and support charity organizations which take care of those in need. 10% of all submission fees will be donated to charity organizations caring for children, mothers and families in need. Furthermore all our jury members are working for the SHINE Photo Award on a voluntary basis and we donate an additional 100€ per jury member at the end of each year. The charity organizations will be chosen and published on the website at the end of each year. Every participant in the SHINE Photo Award is welcomed to suggest a charity organization for the donations and we will take all ideas in consideration.

SHINE Photo Award - Charity