It's only a matter of hours before this year's Amateur Photographer Awards are announced.

The Amateur Photographer awards are recognised as prestigious event in the photography calendar year. Tomorrow, the Amateur Photographer Awards 2013 will be announced and you’ll be able to keep right up to date with the winners by following What Digital Camera and Amateur Photographer on Twitter, or by searching for the hashtag #apawards.

Acknowledging the best photographic equipment for 37 years, the awards will be split into different categories for the best cameras, software, accessories and lenses that have been released over the last twelve months.

In addition, the Good Service Awards recognise retailers who have had a successful year by offering great sales and after-sales services.

There will also be a grand prize for the all-important Amateur Photographer reader-nominated Reader Product of the Year.

Two further awards will also be presented for “Power of Photography” and an “Exceptional Achievement in Photography”.

Throughout the day we’ll be posting the latest news and photos of the event to our What Digital Camera and Amateur Photographer Facebook and Twitter feeds.