2024 Lifestyle Photographer Awards

The Lifestyle Photographers Association® 2024 LIFESTYLE PRO AWARDS for:

1. Family Portraits

2. Solo Portraits (adults, teens, children)

3. Maternity Portraits

4. Couple Portraits

5. Pet Portraits*

6. Business Portraits**

The Lifestyle Pro Awards are not limited to entries from the current year. Members can enter their best work irrespective of the year. 

Members may submit the following amount of FREE entries per contest:

Lifestyle Portraits (Family, Solo, Couple, Maternity) = 20

Pet Portraits = 10

Business Portraits = 10

The Lifestyle Photographers Association Photography Awards will be presented as follows:

  • If all three judges select the image, 45 points are awarded. (Gold)
  • If two judges select the image, 22 points are awarded.

The winning Lifestyle Pro Award images are honored in the Main Galleries, as well as in their own slider galleries in the Member Profiles. 

*The Pet Portraits category is specifically for images that feature pets. The animal has to be the primary subject in the image, or needs to play a prominent role in the overall composition. Pet portraits do not have to be limited to traditional household pets, such as dogs or cats. You can submit images in which any type of pet is featured — including reptiles, fish, horses, rabbits, or any animal that someone may call their own.

**We are looking for the best Business Portraits that capture the professionalism and personality of a business. Entrants should submit environmental portraits that showcase the overall look and feel of the business, while also highlighting the people behind the company.

Gold badges are awarded to photographers whose image was chosen by all three judges. The original badge is awarded to photographers whose image was chosen by two out of the three judges.

TOP Lifestyle Photographer

Each year, one photographer is awarded the title of TOP Lifestyle Photographer. In order to determine the winner, the total number of points earned from the Lifestyle Pro Awards are combined across ​the following categories​: ​Family, Solo, Maternity, and Couples. Photographers can earn 45 points for every gold ​badge and 22 points for each original badge earned, so the best way to become the TOP Lifestyle Photographer is to submit as many entries as possible throughout the year. 

TOP Pet Photographer

Starting in 2022, the TOP Pet Photographer is a title that is awarded annually to the photographer who earns the most points from badges collected from only the Pet category. As with other Lifestyle Pro Awards categories, photographers can earn 45 points for each gold badge and 22 points for each original badge earned.

TOP Business Photographer

Starting in 2023, the TOP Business Portrait Photographer is a title that is awarded annually to the photographer who earns the most points from badges collected from only the Business Portrait category. The title isn’t just about shooting style; it’s about the complete work. Photographers are evaluated on the quality of their work, their composition, their posing, and their technical skills. This title is a recognition of excellence in business portraiture and a great way for photographers to showcase their business/corporate/branding work and give their own business a boost.

As with other Lifestyle Pro Awards categories, photographers will earn 45 points for each gold badge and 22 points for each original badge earned in the Business Portrait category.

2023 Contest SCHEDULE

v01 - Deadline April 24, 2024 @ 11:59 p.m. EDT