The SO.CO awards are back, and we’re gearing up to bring you something even bigger and even better than last year.

After feedback from our amazing community, you’ll notice a few changes. This year, we have added new awards, including Young Photographer of the Year, and have made some changes to the entry and voting mechanisms.

Our headline sponsor for the awards this year is once again Affinity Photo, the only photo editing software which is fully-featured across Mac, iPad and Windows. It’s already the first choice of millions of pro photographers around the world and has everything needed to edit and retouch images, or create complex multi-layered compositions, all with no monthly subscription. The ability to use Affinity Photo’s entire professional toolset on all supported devices makes it the perfect editing software for music photographers on the move.

How It Works
This year, we have three open entry categories: Music Photographer Of The Year and Young Music Photographer Of The Year (selected solely by our industry panel) and the prestigious Image Of Music ‘People's Choice’ Award 2024.

Entries will open on 5th December 2023 and close on 31st January 2024.

After all entries have been received, our panel of music industry heavyweights will chose the overall winners of Music Photographer Of The Year and Young Music Photographer Of The Year and select the top 20 finalists for the prestigious Image Of Music Award 2024 whose images will then go to public vote to decide which will be crowned our 2024 Image Of Music at the awards ceremony on March 26th 2024 in central London. All finalists will be invited.

Other awards on the night will include: Legend 2024, Venue Of The Year, Must See Artist Of The Year and Innovation Of The Year.