The Portrait Masters
Awards & Accreditation
How it Works
Submit Your ImagesYou may submit unlimited images into any of the 9 categories. Every image is reviewed by 5 judges and an average score is given.
Receive Image AwardsImages that receive a score of 70 or higher have met professional standards and receive either a bronze, silver or gold award.
Win Category AwardsIf your image receives the highest score of the category, you win the category and become eligible to win the overall Grand Master award.
Earn AccreditationIf your image earns a bronze, silver or gold award, you will receive points toward becoming an Accredited Portrait Masters Photographer.
Bronze images have met professional standards and earn .5 accreditation points.
Silver images are above average in many areas and earn 1 accreditation point.
Gold exhibits the highest level of professional skills and earn 2 accreditation points.
Select Your Genre
Contemporary PortraitA portrait of one person male or female showing personality & connection.
Family & Group PortraitA portrait of two or more family members that capture their connection.
Maternity Portrait (NEW!)A portrait of one pregnant female or depiction of a baby bump.
Newborn PortraitA portrait of a newborn baby or multiple babies birth age to one-year-old.
Boudoir PortraitA portrait that celebrates intimate beauty and sensuality defined as boudoir.
Teen & Senior PortraitA portrait of an individual teen or high school senior within the ages of 13-19.
Children’s PortraitA portrait of an individual child within the ages of 1-12.
Creative PortraitA fine-art portrait that has a unique theme or style including fantasy & composite.
Pet PortraitA pet with people and/or family, or just pets alone.
How To Enter
(You must be a Sue Bryce Education Member)
(See above for descriptions)
(As many as you would like)
($20 per image)
You can enter each category as many times as you like. Read the description of each category and submit photos through the online submission process that fit those guidelines. Your submission may be disqualified if it does not fit the applicable category guidelines. Each of the seven category winners will be automatically entered for an opportunity to win the Portrait Masters Grand Award. By submitting your image, you agree to all terms and conditions. Click the button below for important details and rules.Full Competition Details and Rules
Top photographers and educators from around the world will judge each image.