First-ever winners revealed in's Music Photography Awards 2023 Music Photographer of the year 2023
Sam Ryder at Outernet, by Music Photographer of the Year 2023 Neil Lupin (Image credit: Neil Lupin)

The new awards competition for budding music photographers has drawn to a close, as the inaugural winners of the So.Co Music Photographer of the Year at a London ceremony this week. The winning photographers were chosen by an judging panel of industry experts, as well as a vote cast out to the general public of social media. 

A leaderboard had been established prior to the competition deadline which involved a public vote to decide the top music photographer judging from their portfolios. The Image of the Year award however was limited to just one image entry per photographer, and then selected by the judges.  

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.