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Amateur Photographer of the Year competition.
Welcome to a new year and a new-look Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. That’s right – we’ve made some important changes. In 2009, entering everyone’s favourite photo competition will now be easier for, well, everyone! By popular demand, you will now be able to send us your APOY entries electronically simply be emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s how it works:
Your image must be at least 6x9in, or 2,700 pixels along its longest dimension, to be printed in the magazine. The file name of your image must be your first and surnames, for example Elizabeth Windsor.jpg. The subject line of your email message must state the round name and your name once again – eg Leading Lines: Elizabeth Windsor. Finally, in the body of your email, include the camera model, lens and exposure details, if known, such as Canon EOS 40D, 18-55mm, 1/45sec at f/4, as well as a sentence describing what the image is. If your email does not meet these requirements, we will unfortunately not be able to enter it into the competition. We will re-publish these requirements with each new round announcement.
We will, of course, still be accepting prints and slides. We hope that by increasing the number of ways in which you can send us your images, we can expand the competition and reach a whole new generation of photographers.
Canon will be our new sponsor for the APOY 2009, with thousands of pounds worth of great prizes to give away. There will be £1,500 to £2,000 worth of Canon prizes to be won each month and the person crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2009 wins £5,000 worth of Canon gear.
Plan your APOY year
Below is a list of this year’s rounds, a synopsis of what we’re looking for and the date they will be announced. Ultimately, we want you to think outside the box. Be keen, creative, proficient and interpret these themes in a personal way that means something to you.
|Round||Synopsis||Round Announced||Closes||Results Published|
|Leading Lines||Lead me in||14 Feb||Closed||28 March|
|On The Street||Candid Life||7 March||Closed||25 April|
|Outdoor Portrait||Get out of the house||4 April||Closed||30 May|
|Plant Life||Artful vegetation||2 May||Closed||27 Jun|
|H20||Features and functions||6 June||Closed||25 July|
|Looking Closer||The finer details||4 July||Closed||29 Aug|
|Bold Colour||Complements and clashes||1 Aug||Closed||26 Sept|
|Reflection||Double or nothing||5 Sept||25 Sept||31 Oct|
|From a Low Angle||New views from the ground up||3 Oct||30 Oct||28 Nov|
|Low Light||Inside or out||7 Nov||27 Nov||19 Dec|
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Copyright of all entries remains with the photographer, but Amateur Photographer and Canon reserve the right to use entries, without payment, to promote the competition.By entering this competition you grant permission to Amateur Photographer and Canon to reproduce your photos for display at an exhibition, and on the Amateur Photographer websites, should they be selected.
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