Boudoir Photography Awards 2023

THE CONTEST PERIOD HAS CONCLUDED, AND WE ARE NOW MOVING FORWARD WITH THE JUDGING PROCESS

We're excited to introduce the 2023 Boudoir Photography Awards, celebrating the artistic excellence of boudoir photographers worldwide and showcasing their captivating and sensual photography.

This marks the second annual contest, following the successful completion of our inaugural event in 2022, where we proudly awarded the deserving winners their prizes.

Prizes

1st Place

Complete website design service worth $10.000

$500 cash prize

Special winner badge and certificate

Print & digital copy of the book

Inclusion in book

In-store credit worth $500 on QT Albums

Free Skin Mask, Mattifier, Skin Tone, Dodge&Burn and Heal plugins on Retouch4me

Interview with Yuliya Panchenko on Believe in Boudoir

Ambassador Program on Believe in Boudoir

Lifetime membership on Believe in Boudoir

Free website and 1 year Pro Plan on Pixpa

Promoted on Believe in Boudoir website and social media

Promoted on Boudoir Inspiration website and social media

2nd Place

$300 cash prize

Special 2nd place badge and certificate

Print & digital copy of the book

Inclusion in book

In-store credit worth $300 on QT Albums

Free Skin Mask, Mattifier, Skin Tone, Dodge&Burn and Heal plugins on Retouch4me

Lifetime membership on Believe in Boudoir

Free website and 1 year Pro Plan on Pixpa

Promoted on Believe in Boudoir website and social media

Promoted on Boudoir Inspiration website and social media

3rd Place

$200 cash prize

Special 3rd place badge and certificate

Print & digital copy of the book

Inclusion in book

In-store credit worth $200 on QT Albums

Free Skin Mask, Mattifier, Skin Tone, Dodge&Burn and Heal plugins on Retouch4me

Free yearly membership on Believe in Boudoir

Free website and 1 year Pro Plan on Pixpa

Promoted on Believe in Boudoir website and social media

Promoted on Boudoir Inspiration website and social media

Category Winners & Shortlisted

Special shortlisted badge

Digital copy of the book

Inclusion in book

15% off on QT Albums

20% off on Retouch4me

Free Boudoir Photography Course Bundle on Believe in Boudoir with more than 200 videos

50% off on annual plans & 63% off on 2-yearly plans on Pixpa

Promoted on Boudoir Inspiration website

Promoted on Boudoir Inspiration social media

Sponsors

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The Judges

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Yuliya Panchenko

Photographer & Educator
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Marco Ibanez

Intimate Lifestyle Photographer
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Oleg Sharonov

Photographer & Software Developer
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Sadie Gray

Model
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Ian Jansen

Fashion, Art & Landscape Photographer
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Amanda Gril

Wedding & Boudoir Photographer
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Roberto Roto

Beauty, Fashion and Art Nudes Photographer
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Eliar Tabrizi

Film Director & Cinematographer
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Jon Jimenez

Fashion, Boudoir & Lifestyle Photographer
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Bora Demircan

Editor, Photographer & Web Designer
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Yuliya Panchenko

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Yuliya Panchenko is a Photographer and Educator based in Florida and working globally.

For over 8 years Yuliya Panchenko has established herself and her work in Orlando, Florida and influenced the art world around the globe with her high end unique work. Shaping how photography is achieved, she mastered the art of lighting and shadows along with intricate posing to produce her own recognizable brand and photography style. She is an established educator and the founder of Believe in Boudoir, the most complete boudoir course with over 20 hours of educational content.

As seen presenting and working photo walks for IMAGING USA and WPPI, Yuliya also serves as an ambassador for Elinchrom and Light & Motion. She's been a speaker for events such as Professional Imaging 2022 in the Netherlands where she shared her techniques and artistic approach to boudoir photography. Published in a series of magazines, her work range though extensive, possesses a signature look that is recognizable across her many areas of expertise. Her bridal shoots have been produced across the country and overseas, both for brides and designers.

Creator of her own genre, Yuliya's work has influenced others to find their passion. Her established series "Floral Portraits" has won awards for its uniqueness with its elegant and high end take on wearable flower arrangements in female portraits. Her resume has allowed her to establish an exquisite collection of striking images worldwide.

In 2022, her boudoir photography world tour produced publications in multiple states and sold-out months in advance. Adding visuals to her extensive black and white photograph collection and expanding her influence across the country.

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Marco Ibanez

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Marco is a professional boudoir photographer based in Baltimore MD, he is mostly known for his posing skills and the dramatic, dark and moody style of his images. His work is heavily influenced by the beauty and simplicity of 17th century master paintings, which he considers to be the most beautiful expression of art there is. Marco’s goal is to use his knowledge and work to become a positive force of change in people's lives, not only his clients but fellow photographers as well.

His accolades include the Best of AIBP boudoir competition and the distinguished Boudoir Photography Awards 2022 by Boudoir Inspiration.

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Oleg Sharonov

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Oleg Sharonov is the creator of the neural network-based photo retouching software Retouch4me and 3D LUT Creator, and the founder of the IT company RELU OÜ.

Before delving into the world of photography, he had experience in sound recording and software development. With a decade of experience as a freelance photographer, Oleg developed the 3D LUT Creator software, a powerful tool for color correction. He then took the next innovative step by creating Retouch4me, the set of neural network-based retouching tools designed to free professional photographers and retouchers from routine tasks and accelerate the photo editing process.

Oleg is committed to contributing to the photography industry, simplifying the photo editing process with cutting-edge technologies. In his spare time, he enjoys taking photos, playing various musical instruments, and experimenting in the field of AI.

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Sadie Gray

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Sadie is a professional model based in Rome (Italy) but available worldwide for personal projects, videos and advertising. She has been shooting for several years and she is available for portraits, fashion, conceptual and nudes, specializing in fine art and glamour nude works. Besides modeling, she loves drawing, make up and all kinds of art which lets her express herself in a creative way.

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Eliar Tabrizi

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Eliar Tabrizi is a Director/Cinematographer based in the United States. He was born in Tabriz, Iran, from an American mother and Iranian/Turk father. In 1999, he moved to Azerbaijan to continue his education as an artist. He started his career in the music industry as a singer, but in 2008, he moved to the United States and joined the U.S. Armed Forces. At the same time, he married Yuliya Panchenko, who later became an influential international photographer and educator. While living with Yuliya, Eliar naturally craved a desire in working with cameras, and he began to assist his wife in photography.

In January 2020, after retiring from the U.S Army, Eliar continued his education at Full Sail University to become a filmmaker. In 2023, he graduated Full Sail University with a bachelor's in Film and a master's degree in Film Production. While in film school he wrote, produces, directed, and shot several original short films, which were selected and won multiple awards in international film festivals and competitions.

In 2021, Eliar and Yuliya combined their skills and founded "Believe in Boudoir", which later became the largest boudoir and nude photography educational platform in the world. In early 2023, Eliar created a short film streaming platform, UP215, which is designed for student filmmakers.

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Ian Jansen

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Ian Jansen is a Philadelphia based photographer, tequila loving bartender, & Pomeranian dad specializing in Fashion, Art, Landscape, Design, and Cinema. Passionate about visual drama and artistry within his photographs, are born of a keen eye for the many moods of natural and raw beauty. This passion shines throughout Jansen’s work and has attracted a wide audience around the world.

A full-time professional from 2017 onward, Ian has been frequently mentioned and recognized through his many published pieces as an original artist, in the modern age of portrait & landscape photography.

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Amanda Gril

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Amanda Gril is a distinguished photographer with a profound appreciation for capturing the essence of human emotions. While she acknowledges the significance of photography, Amanda emphasizes that her true passion lies in understanding people, their interactions, feelings, and expressions of love. Her camera serves as a medium to encapsulate these genuine moments.

Currently operating between Slovenia and Ibiza, Amanda specializes in portrait, wedding, and boudoir photography. Her work is often described as an embodiment of love, with clients praising her ability to capture moments that radiate genuine affection and warmth.

In addition to her wedding and portrait endeavors, Amanda has also earned recognition in the realm of boudoir photography. Her boudoir brand, "Amanda's Boudoir Photography," stands out for its romantic, sensual, and stylish approach. In 2022, she was honored as an Award-Winning Boudoir Photographer. Her boudoir sessions, particularly popular in Slovenia and abroad, are characterized by their dark, sultry, and moody aesthetics. These sessions are more than just photoshoots; they offer a transformative experience that empowers women to embrace and celebrate their unique beauty.

In summary, Amanda Gril is a versatile photographer with a deep-rooted passion for capturing the essence of human emotions, whether it's through wedding, portrait, or boudoir photography. Her dedication to her craft and her genuine interest in people make her stand out in the world of photography.

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Roberto Roto

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Roberto Roto is an italian Beauty, Fashion and Art Nudes photographer based in Florence, Italy. He started is professional career in the 90’ as magazine motosport photographer. subsequently he began to collaborate with the main fashion modeling agencies in town. After many tests, composites and books for models, the first works for brands and fashion labels began to arrive.

In parallel he developed an interest in beauty photography, creating publications and covers in magazines in the sector.

Then he started nude photography, mainly in black and white. His style of nude photography is characterized by being aggressive and provocative but always elegant and refined.

His works has been published in magazine as Boudoir Inspiration , Nude Magazine Print, GQ Italia, Fluffer Magazine, Lions Art Magazine, Rekt, C-Heads Magazine, and many more.

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Jon Jimenez

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Internationally Published Photographer, Jon Jimenez, hails from the vibrant city of Calgary, Alberta. With expertise spanning boudoir, lifestyle, and fashion photography, Jon's multifaceted artistic background also encompasses disciplines like music and dance. What began as a mere hobby, photography soon ignited a deep-seated passion within him.

At the heart of Jon's philosophy is a commitment to a client-centered approach. By fostering genuine connections and rapport with his clients, he adeptly captures their essence, culminating in photographs that radiate beauty and authenticity.

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Bora Demircan

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Bora has a professional career of many years in various areas including web design, marketing, photography, advertisement, product development and software development. Having an entrepreneurial mindset, he has been involved in various startups. He found his love for photography in boudoir and his boudoir style work has been published in several magazines. Bora has started Boudoir Inspiration 7 years ago with a passion for boudoir photography and is working as the leading editor since then.

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FAQ

Early Deadline (December 4, 2023): 1 image: $19.50 (discounts for multiple entries)

Final Deadline (February 14, 2024): 1 image: $24.50 (discounts for multiple entries)

There are no limits in the number of entries however we recommend that you only submit your best ones.

Entries will not be returned. Only winning entries will be kept on file for promotional purposes. Boudoir Inspiration will not be responsible for any damaged or lost submissions.

Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by Boudoir Inspiration shall carry the photographer’s credit line. Use may include publication in any Boudoir Inspiration media sponsor publication. All entrants understand and agree that any image submitted to the competition may be used by Boudoir Inspiration to use for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the Boudoir Inspiration competition.

Participants represent and warrant that (1) the Photographs are original and that they own the rights to their Photographs, (2) the Photographs do not violate the rights of any third party, (3) the Photographs do not convey a false or misleading impression, and (4) any additional information they submit about the Photographs is accurate.

All winners will be announced online eight to twelve weeks after the final submission deadline. Only top winners in each categories will be notified before the official announcement.

A few entries will be shortlisted before the announcement of the winners. The number of shortlisted images will be determined by our judges. The shortlisted images will be published in our special awards book and a digital copy will be sent to shortlisted entries. Shortlisted entries will also be promoted in our website and social media.

Members of the Judges will review all entries and judge images on the basis of artistic merit, originality, subject, and style and ultimately decide the winners.

Boudoir Inspiration judges will award several Honorable Mention to entries to acknowledge talent as they deem fit.

Early Deadline: December 4, 2023 (cheaper fee)

Final Deadline: February 14, 2024

JPG format
sRGB Color profile
Allowed sizes (flexible rules):
Portrait: 8.5 × 11 in, 300 dpi (2550 × 3300 px)
Landscape: 17 × 11 in, 300 dpi (5100 × 3300 px)

We only accept digital submissions via the platforms listed in the "How to Enter" section. They are the fastest and most convenient ways for you and for us.

You may enter as many images as you wish in the Competition.

Until the submission is accepted, you can edit your submission. However, once the submission has been accepted, unfortunately you can not make changes after.

Both published and unpublished work is accepted.

We do not accept any images with text, logo or any watermark on the images.

There are no restrictions on the date of the photograph.

No. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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