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Close-up Photographer of the Year

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The search is on to find the fourth winner of Close-up Photographer of the Year, in association with Affinity Photo.

Photographers have until June 12th, 2022 to enter the competition with their best close-up, macro and micro photographs, and have a chance of winning a cash prize of £2,500.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to photographers from any country, using any type of camera, phone or light microscope to take pictures.

Prizes

A prize fund worth £5,500 will be shared between the overall winner and 11 category winners.

Overall winner:

• £2,500 cash prize
• Close-up Photographer of the Year trophy and title
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Category winner:

• £250 cash prize
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Young Close-up Photographer of the Year (U18):

• SIGMA lenses
• Young Close-up Photographer of the Year trophy and title
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Finalists:

• Featured in The Top 100 showcase
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Shortlist:

• Featured in the Shortlist gallery for each category
• Digital badge
• Global media coverage

Categories

  1. Animals
  2. Insects
  3. Butterflies & Dragonflies
  4. Invertebrate Portrait
  5. Underwater
  6. Plants
  7. Fungi
  8. Intimate landscape
  9. Manmade
  10. Micro — Pictures on any subject captured with a light microscope or objective.

Young CUPOTY — Open to photographers aged 17 or under, with no restrictions on subject matter – if it’s close it counts!

The Jury

An expert panel of photographers and editors will assess the pictures. Nigel Atherton, Sue Bishop, Tracy Calder, Frank Deschandol, Matt Doogue, Guy Edwardes, Wim van Egmond, Viktoria Haack, Ross Hoddinott, Darren Jew, David Maitland, Kathy Moran, K Madhavan Pillai, Rachael Talibart, Robert Thompson, and Keith Wilson are confirmed so far, with more to be added.

Copyright and usage

Photographers retain full copyright.

Winning and shortlisted images may be used by Close-up Photographer of the Year and the competition's sponsors for the marketing and promotion of the competition only, and for a maximum of five years after the shortlist is announced.

For more information about this opportunity for photographers, please visit the Event Website.

 

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