You can win some epic prizes in the International Automotive Photography Awards.
The first International Automotive Photography Award (IAP) took place last year, and it was such a smash hit that Bentley decided to sponsor the second year.
In 2020 more than 4,000 entries from 47 countries were entered. The organizers are expecting even more entries this year.
The idea behind the competition is to reward the best in automotive photography and bring together a community of like-minded enthusiasts. You don't even have to be an expert lensman to enter, as there is a category specifically for amateurs.
There are six categories in total, and participants can enter as many photos as they wish. In addition to Bentley, Gyeon, Unimatic, and Think Tank are all co-sponsors. The overall winner of the award will receive a Fujifilm XT4 + Kit lens, a complete detailing kit, Unimatic watches of choice, a camera bag from Think Tank, and a Bentley experience, alongside the chance to host their own exhibition in London.
The categories include Amateur, Atmosphere, Car Spotter, Beauty, Motorsport, and Phone Photography. Bentley's Director of Communications, Wayne Bruce, will guest-judge in the Car Spotter category. If you're looking for a specific model to shoot, have a glance at our favorite poster cars. We highly recommend the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante and the Bentley Bacalar.
"For many of us, spotting beautiful cars on the streets was where a passion for automotive started from a very young age. In celebrating these impromptu, candid captures, the IAP Awards is reminding aspiring creatives that automotive photography is an accessible art form and that anyone with a camera - smartphone or otherwise - can get out there and shoot on the streets, whether you have the keys to a car or not," said Wayne Bruce.
The channel for entering photographs is currently open and will close on November 30 2021. The works will be reviewed in January 2022, and the winners will be announced in February.
All of the images you see here are winners from last year's competition, which you can use to get those creative juices flowing. And if you're looking for something to shoot, 14 RS Porsches are currently on display at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in New York.