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Deadline: 4th November 2010
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Digital SLR Photographer of the Year 2010

digitalslr Finally it’s here the only competition dedicated to finding the best digital SLR photographer! Hosted by the UK’s first magazine dedicated to Digital SLR photographers; Digital SLR User magazine and sponsored by some of the leading names in photography ­ the contest is set to be one of the biggest photographic competitions.

We will be showcasing some of our judge’s favourites images within Digital SLR user, so make sure you get hold of a copy of the magazine each month. You’ve got loads of time to shoot your competition winners so get busy with your digital SLR and get those entries uploaded now!

* Round One -­ Natures Landscape Light
* Round Two -­ Environmental Portrait
* Round Three -­ Triptych
* Round Four -­ Urban Black & White
* Round Five -­ Artificial Light

There are five categories of photo challenges to interpret, with an overall first, second and third place, plus there is also a winner from each of the categories too. You can enter all and create a five image portfolio for a chance to win the top prize, or just enter into individual categories to win one of the five category prizes the choice is yours! There is only one deadline, 4th November 2010.

Once the final round has closed, the POTY judges will shortlist 20 portfolios, each whose creators will be invited to the final gala event on the 24th November at a prestigious venue ­ the location will be revealed in a forthcoming issue of Digital SLR User magazine. At the gala event the 20 shortlisted portfolios will be whittled down to the final three winning photographers. The top three will then have their portfolios judged ‘Live’ on stage before fellow readers and the gathered industry representatives and sponsors, and the winner will be crowned on the night.

The five winners of the individual image rounds will be selected by the 16,000+ DSLR User website members via an online vote

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First Prize: £5,000 of Tamron lenses. An Elinchrom Quadra (A-set) 2 head portable studio kit with stand set. Apple iMac 27-in computer courtesy of Calumet. Epson Stylus Pro 3880 large format desktop printer. £650 Epson TW450 Projector. 1x32 GB Lexar Professional x600 CF UDMA card (or SD equivalent). Corel's PaintShop Photo Pro X3 and Painter 11 bundle worth £350. £3,000 of assignments for Digital SLR User magazine.

Second Prize: Elinchrom BXRi 500 lighting studio kit. Epson Stylus Photo R2880 A3+ printer. Corel's PaintShop Photo Pro X3 and Painter 11 bundle worth £350. 1xLexar 32 GB x300 Professional UDMA CF card or SD equivalent

Third Prize: Elinchrom D-Lite IT 4-set twin light studio kit. Epson Photo Stylus R1900 A3+ printer. Corel's PaintShop Photo Pro X3 and Painter 11 bundle worth £350. 1xLexar 16 GB x300 CF card or SD equiv.

For the five Round winners: 1xLexar 16GB Premium x200 CF or SD card and Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3.

For the 20 shortlisted portfolios. Each will receive a copy of Corel's PaintShop Photo Pro X3 and a years subscription to DSLR User magazine. ELIGIBILITY: Photographers using Digital SLR and interchangeable lens cameras who are 18+ / UK Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: All copyright is retained by the entrant. USAGE RIGHTS: Winning and shortlisted images may be used by Digital SLR User magazine or dslruser.co.uk, free of charge for publicity purposes in connection with this competition Any further use of images can only be done by strict permission of the photographer

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