THE VP AWARDS
Welcome to the annual Virtual Photography Awards, celebrating the last 12 months in photo mode!
With both game industry & public entry categories that bring together players, photographers and studio creatives from around the globe, these awards are a recognition of the best of video game photo modes, as well as the enormous talent that has been drawn from gaming communities through this modern digital art form.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO?
GAME INDUSTRY PHOTO MODE AWARDS:
Recognising the best photo mode contributions from development studios and their games across 6 distinct categories.
Your votes have been counted and verified, and the results are in. Head over to the winners page to see what you think have been the most important contributions to the art of virtual photography over the last 12 months.
VIRTUAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR 2021
Celebrating the outstanding individual images that are captured by digital artists everywhere, submissions were invited across five thematic categories and received a tremendous response in terms of both quantity and quality.
Based on artistic merit, technical ability and interpretation of the theme, finalists and winners are chosen by an impartial two-stage judging panel consisting of experienced in-game photographers, renowned real-world photographers & game industry professionals.
Befitting of the digital art of virtual photography, each category winner will be presented with a personalised virtual award trophy along with an exciting prize bundle and of course, the exceptional kudos of being named best in category for 2021!
Public category winners will be announced in mid-January once judging has taken place, and all prizes are courtesy of this year's supporting and sponsorship partners:
Personalised Virtual Award
Choice from 4 PlayStation Studio titles from the last year *
Topaz Labs Image Quality AI bundle
12 months Photomode.io Premium Subscription
Feature Gallery at 2022 London Games Festival
*game choices include: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart; Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut; Demon’s Souls; Returnal (digital editions on PlayStation 5)
The Virtual Photography Awards are brought to you by TheFourthFocus, but this is not something that I could do alone. The VP Awards Partners provide invaluable contributions and help to make this event the best it can be.