The MUSE Photography Awards celebrates the creative ethos and underlying afternotes of what makes a photograph so influential. We want to see the ever-thriving visuals arts community grow from the view of their camera lens and share stories that will live on for decades to come.

From promoting the work of photography professionals to aspiring visual arts extraordinaires, our mission is to provide one of the best competitive platforms to display your work to the world.

Like the mythological Muses themselves, your ideas, expertise and creative vision will redefine who you are as a photographer. This is your time to share your vision to the world.

2021 MUSE Awards Statuette

Grandiose beauty unlike any other.

The 2021 edition of the MUSE Awards statuette is elegance personified. Exquisitely detailed, the masterpiece is dressed with either pearl white, gold, or silver, symbolizing ingenuity and imagination that matches your undivided passion towards your creative vision.

Adorning a timeless red gem on her dress, the MUSE statuette wants you to Conquer Change, being awarded to winners, dreamers, and the daredevils of the industry. This special piece is available exclusively for the 2021 MUSE Awards winners.

MUSE Photography Awards

This is your picture-perfect moment.

Become the MUSE Photographer of the Year and Win Cash Prizes

The MUSE Photography Awards aims to redefine and push the boundaries of photography, where every aspect of a still image is carefully taken to reach international standards. Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, your creativity will shine through the camera lens.

MUSE Photographer of the Year (Professional)

Receive the 2021 MUSE Awards statuette and a $3,000 cash prize

MUSE Photographer of the Year (Amateur/Student)

Receive the 2021 MUSE Awards statuette and a $2,000 cash prize

MUSE Category Winners (Professional & Amateur/Students)

$100 cash prize* each
Professional (10 Categories) & Amateur / Student (10 Categories)

MUSE Platinum, Gold & Silver Winners

Printable MUSE e-Certificate
Be interviewed and featured on Muse.World, our third-party media partner website
Dedicated winner’s page and social media posts

And more benefits


The MUSE Photography Awards categories consists of Architecture Photography, Commercial Photography, Editorial Photography, Event Photography, Fine Art Photography, Nature Photography, People Photography, Mobile Photography, Black & White Photography and other special categories, such as Covid-19 Related Photography, Stock Photography, Film Photography, etc.



Take Your Exclusive Seat on the MUSE Photography Awards Panel

MUSE Photography Awards has made a special effort to find a suitable panel of judges whose works exemplify the qualities of a Muse. The jury panel comprised of experienced professionals in their field and industry, including creative and art directors from international agencies, established photographers, photo editors, art collectors, educators or business owners. All judges are selected based on experience, availability and credibility to their respective industry.

United States

Jarvis Grant

Imaging Specialist, Jarvis Grant Imaging

Jarvis Grant is a creative strategist with over 25 years of experience working extensively in the f ields of arts educat ion, commercial photography, journalism, digital multimedia and fine art. Recognized as an industry expert who designs solut ions integrat ing my extensive toolset. Solid experience managing innovat ive models maximizing client expectat ions through open communicat ions, project management and joint applicat ion design sessions. Advocates for team members' voices to be heard during the design process and champions both thought leaders and implementers during the process. Transforming organizational emerging digital media goals by expanding existing assets onto platforms that will extend the reach of the potential user's experiences beyond the physical walls of your institution. Produces captivating content that allows all parties involved to benefit from the power of generating dynamic digital media. Collaborates with digital innovators, K-12 and higher education academicians, writes digital content and technical material, and training curricula for public and private partnerships, and small businesses.


Patrizia Burra

Master Qualified European photographer, Patrizia Burra Photography

Patrizia Burra began his career in art as a painter first and then, self-taught as a photographer. Specializing in portraits and Digital manipulation, Patrizia has received during his career, and in particular the last three years, numerous international prizes and special mentions, has been published in prestigious journals such as 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2014/2015 by Lurzer's ARCHIVE 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2013/2014 by Lurzer's ARCHIVE or Vogue, and has exhibited his works in Italy and abroad. She is MQEP MASTER QUALIFIED EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHER.



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