This year’s competition includes some exciting new categories, such as Medium Format, 50mm and a video category, Movie Short, as well as an overall Photographer of the Year award.
The prestigious photography competition will run until 16 January 2013 and the winners will be celebrated at an awards ceremony in March 2013. The winning images will be published in a special supplement in Professional Photographer magazine after the awards ceremony.
Judges include sports photographer Ben Duffy, portrait photographer Kate Hopewell-Smith and wedding photographer Kevin Mullins.
The PPOTY 2012 is free to enter and open to all photographers over the age of 18.
This year’s PPOTY categories are:
Black & White
In the Studio
Student of the Year
Fashion & Beauty
Portfolio of Three
Contest Prize & TERMS
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: With respect to any materials you submit in connection with the Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2012, you represent and warrant as follows:
That all necessary model and property releases have been obtained from any clearly identifiable person appearing in any image, together with any other relevant consents required, and that the use of any submitted materials in this competition or pursuant to the licences granted herein does not breach any copyright, moral right, or other right of any other person or entity
That you, or the person from whom you have permission to submit the Submitted Materials, own(s) the copyright and other relevant rights to the submitted materials, that you will not license or assign such copyright during the course of the competition, that you have full power and authority to grant the licenses and authorisations granted herein, and that submission of the Submitted Materials and their use and display will not be contrary to any law or any contract or agreement with any third-party.
USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition, Participants grant Professional Photographer and its Competition Partners an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide royalty-free licence to reproduce, publicly display, distribute, publicly perform and create derivative works from their Submitted Materials, in all media, solely in connection with the administration, judging and promotion of the Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2012.
Submitted Materials will NOT be used for commercial advertising purposes and will NOT be altered without the prior consent of the author, except as necessary to display or distribute them in a particular medium or format. Permissible uses of Submitted Materials shall include their reproduction, distribution and display in exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to or promoting the Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2012 and/or its sponsorship by Professional Photographer and their Competition Partners.
Professional Photographer and its Competition Partners shall have the right to grant sublicences to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the Award or the competition. Professional Photographer and its Competition Partners also shall have the right to make the Submitted Materials available to third-parties for viewing on computer screens and other media devices, and for storage in electronic format, for personal, non-commercial uses only.