The SATW Bill Muster Photo Awards recognizes excellence in photography and is named for renowned photographer Bill Muster, who generously established a foundation to support this annual travel photography award. Since 1981 SATW has presented the Muster Awards and cash prizes for travel photography in various categories awarded at the annual SATW convention.
We thank the Bill Muster Foundation and the Western Chapter of SATW for their financial support of this year’s awards.
The awards are open to all SATW members and 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 have an equal opportunity to enter and win cash prizes, including the $1,000 Photographer of the Year award. Winners will be announced at the SATW annual convention in Puerto Rico in September 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 2023 winners here.
Cash prizes are as follows:
Photographer of the Year
Single Subject Portfolio
Note: Several aspects of entering the competition have changed this year, including file naming, two new categories, and rules regarding types of ineligible photos such as AI-enhanced images. Carefully read through each link below and use the button on the bottom of the page to complete the $35 USD Muster entry payment. Upon completing payment, you will receive a link to the photo submission site and instructions on how to submit your portfolio using WeTransfer.com.
2023 Muster Awards winners in Colombia