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Deadline: 27th November 2009
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Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Professional Photographer of the Year 2009

ppDo you have what it takes to be the Professional Photographer of the Year 2009? It’s a prestigious title to hold and this year the Professional Photographer awards will be judged by an equally prestigious panel of judges along with the editor of Professional Photographer magazine, Grant Scott.

The Categories

Advertising

Regardless of subject matter, as long as your image was commissioned to fulfil a commercial advertising brief, it can be entered into this category. When entering you should include the name of the client.

Contemporary Art

Open to all subject matter and all photographic approaches, this is a completely open category where you can enter images that you feel best fulfil the category title. These could be fine-art images, nudes, single images from photographic projects or images from nature – as long as the approach is contemporary.

Editorial

Whatever the subject matter as long as your image was commissioned by an editorial publication, book or magazine, then it can be entered into this category. When entering you should include the name of the publication.

Fashion

This category is open to both personal and commissioned work as well as all forms of fashion photography.

Interiors/Architecture

This category is open to both commissioned and personal work and all forms of interiors and architectural photography.

Portraiture

This category is open to both commissioned and personal work and all forms of portrait photography.

Social Reportage/Weddings

This category is open to both commissioned and personal work and all forms of social reportage, event and wedding photography.

Still Life/Food

This category is open to both commissioned and personal work and all forms of still-life and food photography.

Student of The Year

If you are in full or part-time education, or attending a photographic course, then you can enter this category with an image of any subject matter you wish.

Travel

Whatever the subject matter as long as your image was taken on your travels, you can enter this category. This includes landscape, UK and International travel images.

How to enter

This year’s Professional Photographer of the Year awards are only open to digital submissions but to all photographers, worldwide. Please ensure you understand the terms and conditions before entering.

To enter, simply register with the Professional Photographer site Please ensure you give us complete and up-to-date contact details.

Once you have registered you can upload your images via the gallery within your profile page .

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LABEL YOUR ENTRIES WITH THE TITLE OF THE CATEGORY YOU WISH TO ENTER. And then upload your image into the PPOTY AWARDS category.

Please note images not uploaded to this specific category will not be counted.

You can enter as many categories as you wish, but only one image per category. Each category will be judged and a winner will be chosen from each and put forward to a final judging from which the overall winner will be chosen.

Category winners and the overall winner may be required to provide Professional Photographer with a high res version of the submitted image.

This overall winner will be presented with the title of Professional Photographer of The Year 2009 and the winner’s prize of two tickets to New York, with accommodation for two people for two nights.

This year’s awards presentation night will take place at a central London location in front of an audience invited from the photographic industry, whom the winning entrants will have an opportunity to meet on the night. The winners will be announced in our January issue and online, together with a slide-show exhibition of the winning images from each category.

This really is our most exciting, prestigious and easy to enter Professional Photographer awards ever. So don’t waste any time, get shooting, get editing and get uploading.

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Trip for two to New York ELIGIBILITY: Participation in the Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2009 is open to all photographers over the age of 18 except (i) employees and principles of Professional Photographer, its affiliates, and participating sponsors (collectively, the “Competition Partners”). Eligible participants must be natural persons and not corporate entities. By using this Site and/or participating in the competition, you represent and warrant that you meet all eligibility requirements and that any submitted registration information is accurate. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: By entering the competition, Participants grant Professional Photographer and its Competition Partners an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide royalty-free license 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 2009,. 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 2009 and/or its sponsorship by Professional Photographer and their Competition Partners. Professional Photographer and its Competition Partners shall have the right to grant sublicenses 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.

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