THE ANNUAL VP AWARDS
Welcome to the inaugural Virtual Photography Awards, celebrating the best in photo modes from 2020...
By bringing together players, photographers and community leaders from across the globe "The VP Awards" are a recognition of the very best of consumer photo modes in video games and a celebration of the enormous talent that has been drawn out from the gaming communities through virtual photography and capture art.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
2020 marks the start of something new for virtual photography with this, the first ever VP Awards ceremony. Things are bound to evolve and improve in the future but this year, we are starting off with two main events:
Game Industry Photo Mode Awards : Voting open 17th - 31st Dec 2020
These award categories recognise the best contributions from development studios and their games, and will be decided by a public vote. The voting form includes a shortlist of prominent suggestions put together for each category by the advisory panel, but the winner is ultimately up to you. If your preferred nominee is not listed, simply tick the "Other" box and add your choice at the end.
Virtual Photograph of the Year : Entries open 17th Dec 2020 - 4th Jan 2021
These awards celebrate the outstanding individual images that are captured by virtual photographers around the world. Virtual photographers of all abilities were invited to submit 1 image per category with the winners being decided by a two stage panel of experienced capture artists, community leaders and renowned photographers spanning across four continents.
For the first annual Virtual Photography Awards, it seemed fitting to have a virtual trophy to present to the winners. Each winner will receive an animated accolade with which to proudly display their victory along with the exceptional kudos of being named best in category for 2020 of course.
Virtual Photograph of the Year winners will also receive a copy of Topaz Studio 2, courtesy of Topaz Studio.
Public category winners will be announced in early January 2021 on this page and across social media. To see the Game Industry Photo Mode Award results head to The VP Award Winners page now
The Virtual Photography Awards are brought to you by TheFourthFocus, but this is not something that I could (or indeed would want to) do alone. Consisting of experienced capture artists, community leaders and renowned photographers from across four continents, the VP Awards Partners provide invaluable input into selecting the industry category nominees and will be here to judge the public entries for the Virtual Photograph of the Year winners.