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.
|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.
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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