NME Music Photography Awards 2011

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  • LIVE: Photographs of bands/artists performing
  • PORTRAIT: A posed photograph
  • REPORTAGE: Candid, un-staged photographs that tell a story
  • FESTIVALS: Photographs taken at live music events. Shots can be reportage or posed
  • UNDER 18: All pictures accepted. Proof of age may be requested
  • PROFESSIONAL: Entrants must submit a cohesive portfolio of 5 images


  • Winners in all categories will win a Nikon COOLPIX S3100 camera worth £129.99.
  • The winner in the professional photographer of the year category will win a Nikon D300S camera and 28-300mm lens, with a combined value of £2258.98.
  • The winner in the the professional outstanding contribution category will win a Nikon P300 camera worth £299.99.
  • Grand prize. The winners of each category will be invited to NME towers to meet our Picture Editor and one of our established photographers for a photography masterclass. We will then pick two to go and shoot a gig for us – and one eventual winner will go to a festival as our official photographer. Nikon will also throw in a D5100 camera worth £779.99

Image requirements: JPEG format; sRGB color profile; image file size up to 400 Kb; image size up to 700 x 700 pixels.


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