The Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year 2013 awards celebrates the great work done by keen amateur photographers throughout Ireland.
The competition is open to all amateur photographers from the serious hobbyist to the casual snapper and we welcome great images whether they are carefully composed sets of photographs, works of photographic art, or snapshots which show inventiveness and spontaneity.
Entries are welcome from students and any amateur practicing the art of photography in any style once it conforms to the rules of the contest.
Photography is a discipline like no other that really blurs the line between professional and amateur. Some of the best photographs have been taken by amateurs. There is a large community of non-professional photographers active in Ireland today who are committed to taking great photographs for whom photography is a passion. We were looking for a way to give this community a platform to celebrate and showcase their work to the wider Irish Times audience. When the team at Picturk pitched the idea to the Irish Times to run an Amateur Photography awards we jumped at the opportunity: we see this as an excellent opportunity to celebrate and give recognition to the great work done by keen amateur photographers throughout Ireland.
There are seven categories – Monochrome, Colour, Open, Travel, Nature, Street, and Portraiture. There will be awards in each category
Contest Prize & TERMS
€1,000 Cash prize for Best Photograph as selected by the Judging Panel.
There will be awards in each category. The medals for each category have been specially commissioned and are being created by Glass Artist, Peter Maguire
The top 300 entrants will be short listed. Their work will be published in the awards catalogue which will be available free to all entrants in electronic book format.
ELIGIBILITY: Ireland / 18+ / Amateur
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COPYRIGHT: All imagery MUST be the total and exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another
USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the promotion and submitting your photograph, you hereby grant the Promoter, and their hosting partner Picturk a license to use your photograph for the purpose of delivering the service and promoting the competition within the newspaper and online in printed and electronic formats. The Promoter may also use the photograph for the promotion of any photographic competition with The Irish Times in both print and online.