The awards are open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide, with both digital and traditional formats eligible. There is a wide range of photography categories, from abstract to photojournalism to wildlife, each divided into professional and amateur.
Awards range from Photographer of the Year down to that of Nominee, with category winners and Honourable Mentions in between. All awarded go on the winners gallery exhibition. All but the Nominee award are showcased in the winners movie, such as this one showing last year’s award winners. Cash prizes, Certificates of Achievement, winner medals, and publication in The Journal complete the types of awards given. Each year, world-class juries are selected from the most influential names in the industry.
Later in the year, you can log on live for the climax of the 2015 Black & White Spider Awards. The date to note for that is Saturday, October 17, 2015. You can also read past acceptance speeches on the website.