About the AAPI Photo ContestSusan Crutchfield
The Antique & Amusement Photographers International Photo Contest is held annually during the AAPI Convention & Trade Show. Since 1993, photographers from member studios around the world have submitted their photos in various categories to showcase their work and earn recognition from their peers. The contest awards First, Second, and Third place as well as honorable mention and Technical Excellence. Then, from all the First place winners, the coveted Best in Show is awarded.
The AAPI Photo Contest Committee developed the rules and categories which can be found on the AAPI website under Photo Contest (the 2025 Categories & Rules coming soon).  Any AAPI member company in good standing may enter the AAPI Photo contest. You are allowed to enter up to two (2) entries per category, with a maximum of forty (40) total entries. You must submit a seperate entry form for each photo entered, the entry forms can be downloaded from the AAPI website and must be paid prior to the entry deadline.  For the 2025 entry form (COMING SOON).  You can enter your photos on Monday, January 27, 2025 at the registration table or in the Hospitality suite that night.  If you are unable to make that time period, call AAPI Headquarters to make arrangements. 
Photos must be 8 x 10 inches (except for categories 24, 25, & 27) and must be matted (except for category 24)…category 27 is optional. Please remember that all mats must be free of any wording (no hint of your studio name). All photos entered in the contest must have been taken no earlier than January 28, 2024 and no later than Monday, January 27, 2025. All members entering the contest must supply a FLASH Drive (Jump drive) of all images entered (they must be the same “color” as the photo entered in the contest).  You need to make sure that the drive is clearly labeled with the your studio name.  The photos on the FLASH Drive must be labeled as follows…
Category#_Entry A or B_Studio Name_Year_Photographer’s name.
Example:  1_A_DocWenzels_2024_JeffMulvihill.jpg
The deadline to enter is Monday, January 27, 2025.  For a list of all the 2024 Photo Contest Categories, visit Photo Contest Categories_2024 and for a list of the rules visit Photo Contest Rules_2024 (The 2025 Photo Contest Categories and Rules are COMING SOON) or contact AAPI Headquarters at [email protected] or 860-578-2274.

The AAPI Photo Contest BEST IN SHOW Winners over the Years

The 2024 AAPI Photo Contest Winners

The 2023 AAPI Photo Contest Winners

The 2022 AAPI Photo Contest Winners

The 2021 AAPI Photo Contest Winners

The 2020 AAPI Photo Contest Winners