Danny Wilson Memorial Awards

The Danny Wilson Memorial Awards were established to commemorate the life and work of the late Director of Brighton Photo Fringe who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in 2008.

Once again this year there are three winning categories.

People’s Choice

Selected by the visiting public.

You can vote by Instagram, Twitter, online form, or all three.

Click here for instructions


Prize includes: portfolio review with a Photo Fringe Board member; interview on Photo Fringe website and a free submission to the OPEN22 SOLO award.

Professionals’ Choice

The best emerging photographer exhibiting as part of the Photo Fringe 2020, online and in real life, will be selected by a panel of experts.

Prize includes: £500 in cash and mentoring sessions with a Photo Fringe Board member and Metro Imaging Ltd, and an artist’s talk event during 2021.

SELECTION PANEL to be announced soon but including our partners LCC and Photoworks, who make the cash prize possible.

Trainee Curators’ Choice

Selected by the Photo Fringe Trainee Curators: Erin James, Pelumi Odubanjo and Flynn McDonnell.

Prize includes: portfolio review with Trainee Curators and a Photo Fringe Board member; an interview on our website and free entry to OPEN22 SOLO.

Awards Ceremony

The winning photographers will be announced at

our closing awards ceremony
6pm 1 November
Instagram Live


The Danny Wilson Memorial Awards are sponsored by Photo Fringe official print partner Metro Imaging Ltd; Photoworks; and London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London.

image: Winner DWMA Professionals' Choice 2018 Martin Seeds, Disagreement x, Stormont Estate, Belfast,
Archival pigment print, 2018