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SO stands for Selction Of Dutch Photography and is the photography competition about the identity of the photographer. It is, as it were, a portfolio competition in which you have to give an image of your signature, your personal vision and your contemporary image concept in 7 to 12 images.

It is important for photographers to have a platform where they can easily and efficiently promote their work to a wide audience and thus increase their chances of winning contracts. That is why we are also organizing the SO 2022 Award this year. The most beautiful stage to make the diversity of Dutch photography visible. We believe in the value of photography.

Corona does not hold back creativity

A lot has not happened, but also a lot has happened. Despite the cancellation of assignments, photographers continue to make beautiful work. Creativity does not stand still. It is important for photographers to have a platform where they can easily and efficiently promote their work to a wide audience and thus increase their chances of creating assignments. That is why we are organizing the SO 2022 Award this year. The most beautiful stage to make the diversity of Dutch photography visible. We believe in the value of photography.

Selection Of 2022

SO 2021, Selection Of Dutch Photography Award, invites all professional photographers to present a selection of 7 to 12 photos of their work of the past year (2021). From advertising to documentary, from still life to portrait, we invite everyone to participate.

The competition has no categories and no distinction is made between commissioned photos and free work. The entry can be a mix of series and individual photos. It is important that your selection has its own signature, a personal vision, a contemporary image concept.

Students can submit entries in the SO 2022 Student Award category.

Jury mission

An internationally composed jury selects the best and leading photographers and then declares the winner during the award ceremony. The mission of the jury, consisting of experts from various relevant disciplines, is to select about 20 photographers from all submissions who together give a good impression of the zeitgeist. The selection should be a mix of all forms of photography. The guideline for the choice is the signature of the photographer and the coherence in content and / or form of the submission.

Prizes to win

  • The SO 2022 winner will win an amount of 4,000 euros.
  • The SO 2022 Student winner will win an amount of 1000 euros.
  • The SO 2022 Audience Award will win an amount of 1000 euros.

Planning SO 2021 Award

We are currently working hard on the planning.

SO Ambassadors

SO has ambassadors to encourage photographers to participate and to keep the field and customers informed about this award. Via the ambassadors SO establishes connections between the photographer and the client, the industry and the business community.

What does it cost?

Unfortunately, organizing a photography competition is not free of charge. That is why we ask for a small contribution for participation.

  • DuPho member 40 euros
  • DuPho student member 20 euros
  • Non-member 80 euros
  • Non-member student 40 euros

Competition and Entry Conditions

About DuPho

DuPho, the professional association for professional photographers in the Netherlands, is the organizer of the SO Award. DuPho represents all professional photographers in all categories and, with her background, members and contacts, knows the field inside and out. More than logical to initiate and award this selection and prize.