Amateur Photographer of the Year 2016

Publish Date: May 02, 2016

Deadline: Oct 30, 2016

Your chance to enter the UK’s most prestigious competition for amateur photographers!

Over the years, AP readers have sent us some incredible images, so 19 years ago we decided to launch the Amateur Photographer of the Year competition in its present format to showcase all their hard work. Since then, APOY has received thousands of entries, with many of them taking the judges’ breath away.


This competition is open to bona fide amateur photographers and students only. That is, entrants should not earn more than 10% of their total annual income OR £5,000 annually from photography. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted.


The contest is divided into eight monthly rounds.

  Theme  Synopsis   Announced 


1. Sense of Doubt Abstract Images  5 Mar  27 Mar  30 Apr
2. Width of a Circle Creative Wideangle  2 Apr  1 May  28 May
3. Soul Love Portraiture  7 May  29 May  25 June
4. Scary Monster Wildlife at Home and Abroad  4 June  26 June  30 July
5. Little Wonder Macro (insects/flowers/plants)   2 Jul  31 Jul  27 Aug
6. A Small Plot of Land  Landscapes and Cityscapes  6 Aug  28 Aug  24 Sept
7. Big Brother Street Photography  3 Sept  25 Sept  29 Oct
8. Blackout Black & White  1 Oct  30 Oct  26 Nov

Entrants should submit only one image per round.

Entry fees

There are no entry fees


Prizes are awarded to the first-placed entrants for each round. Winners will receive Sigma lenses, cameras and accessories, worth a total each month of around £1,000.

The overall winner will receive Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (£799.99), Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art (£849.99) and Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro (£649.99) lenses worth more than £2,000.

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