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Started in June 2010, as a monthly contest, Photo of the Day Award consisted of 26 intricacies of photography, and the essence of the award lies in its core, the journey that gives one an understanding of people, nature, and culture. From Islamic to spiritual, abstract to architectural, black and white to color, portraiture to landscape, each has its own story to tell, one which goes deep beyond the frame.

From the purist’s perspective

“Photo of the Day” shares the wonderful stories of our life in earth from the purist’s perspective, with descriptions that one can feel from the heart.

We are there

From the extreme adventurous environment, to the busy market downtown, from the top of the highest man-made building, or the most remote villages, to where the touch of human life and civilization reaches, we are there…

Dream to achieve

The timeless venture of capturing the most authentic stories made it one of the most prestigious awards that a genuine photographer dreams to achieve

Iconic for present

and the generation to come

Just like you, we are explorers, and we are here to create a bond, based on making the world more open and connected with photographs. It is about seeing and portraying the world through the lens using a purist’s perspective. This means, the award is for photographers who do not edit or alter.

Boldness in the Look, by Shahnaz Parvin

Photo of the Month | 43rd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 43rd Month Boldness in the Look, by Shahnaz Parvin Shahnaz Parvin is an Award-Winning Photo Journalist. She is a passionate Bangalee, and resides in Bangladesh. Though she is doing a job…
Loss! by Mehmet Masum

Photo of the Month | 42nd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 42nd Month Loss! by Mehmet Masum Mehmet Masum Suer is a Kurdish international photographer and freelance journalist lives in the city of Diyarbakir in Turkey. He began his career as a journalist…
Purple Swamphen in Reflect, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Photo of the Month | 41st Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 41st Month Purple Swamphen in Reflect, by Saniar Rahman Rahul Saniar Rahman Rahul was fascinated by seeing his father taking pictures with a camera while his family was in Iraq during his…

Our most prestigious award is there for all its moments to share, with descriptions that one can feel from their heart. Most importantly the moments we share through this award are always special, iconic for present and the generations to come.

Award timeline

suitable for your own time zone

The Photo of the Day Award announces daily from the 26 intricacies of photography, suitable for your own local time.
  • From 23 networks of edge locations

    Each day we award up to four photographs in different categories, which follow the mentioned times. We help our contestants to spread their achievement in their own time from 23 networks of edge locations around the world.

  • Eastern Time Zone

    Usually, the first announcement of the day comes from our New York office 8am (Currently GMT-5), for the next day, and follows the Eastern Time Zone.

When the day ends in the US, then it is time for our Asian offices in Thailand and Indonesia to take charge of the works. From there, the award announcement takes place at 11am (GMT+7:00), or 4:30pm local time. The last announcement of the day is at around 430pm, from our Paris Office, and follows the European time zone. Each day we award up to four photographs in different categories that follow the mentioned times. We help our contestants to spread their achievement in their own time from 23 network of edge locations around the world.

Where to start?

Register for the Award

To submit your best photographs in this most prestigious award, the procedure is quite simple.
  • Option 1: Complete the Registration form

    Become a registered Light & Composition photographer to obtain the maximum exposure from our photographic network! If you choose to accept the award as a registered photographer, complete the registration form and pay the registration fee of USD$29.99. Click here to complete the registration form.

This is a one-off fee and a registered member does not pay any fees for future award submissions. Once registered, simply use the Member’s Submission page to submit as many times as you want in the future.

  • Option 2: Guest Submission

    Win the award as a guest photographer, which is a great option for an amateur! As a guest photographer, you need to pay a little submission fee of USD$9.99, for each future submission.

  • What next?

    After you successfully complete all required fields in the Submission or Registration forms and pay the fees, we email you with a detailed procedure of what you need to provide us with for the award photographs. We will include a short guide and help with writing the description.

As soon as you submit the required information with the unedited copy of the photographs, we will email you back advising of the possible award timeline. Remember it is actually you, who can step forward to join with us. Let’s join this venture, help us showcase the truth of this century, and make this a better world. Get registered with us.