The SATW Bill Muster Photo Awards recognizes excellence in photography and is named for renowned photographer Bill Muster. Since 1981 SATW has presented the Muster Awards and cash prizes for travel photography in a range of categories awarded at the annual convention.


The entry fee is $35. Full competition rules and information on how to enter are found here. The registration link will be active on June 1.


The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers alike. Active, Associate, and Emeritus members all have an equal opportunity to enter and win cash prizes, up to and including the $1,000 Photographer of the Year award. Winners will be announced at the SATW annual convention in Milwaukee in October and will be featured in the Bill Muster Photo Awards presentation.


This competition is open to professional and amateur photographers. Don’t be bashful about entering work. Freelance, editors, associates, and emeritus have an equal opportunity to enter and win cash prizes generously donated by Nori Muster and Bill Muster, Jr. You can view the 2022 winners here.


Cash prizes are as follows:


Photographer of the Year

Gold $1000

Silver $750

Bronze $500


Single Subject Portfolio

Gold $650

Silver $400

Bronze $250


Individual subjects

Gold $250

Silver $150

Bronze $75

Submission Options
Rules and Requirements 
Submission Procedures
File Naming Procedures


Once you submit your payment, you will receive a link to enter your submissions. Questions? Contact SATW HQ.

2020 Muster Awards winners in El Paso, Texas