SORRY - THIS PHOTO CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES


CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST OPEN TO ENTRY PHOTO CONTESTS



Deadline: December 26, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

AdImage

APOY 2014

APOY 2014 APOY 2014 is your chance to enter the UK’s most prestigious competition for amateur photographers. APOY 2014 follows a similar format to last year, with ten monthly rounds from March until December. The competition is open to all amateur photographers and each month’s round follows a theme. Please note that entrants who live outside the UK who win a prize will be liable for any local customs charges. After the closing date of each round, the entries are narrowed down to a shortlist of 50, then the top 30, and finally the top three. Points are awarded to each image for creativity, technical excellence and how well the image fulfills the brief.

APOY 2014 follows a similar format to last year, with ten monthly rounds from March until December. The competition is open to all amateur photographers and each month’s round follows a theme. Please note that entrants who live outside the UK who win a prize will be liable for any local customs charges. After the closing date of each round, the entries are narrowed down to a shortlist of 50, then the top 30, and finally the top three. Points are awarded to each image for creativity, technical excellence and how well the image fulfills the brief.

Judges are looking for original, imaginative and well-executed pictures that explore the theme in an exciting way. The names of the top 50 photographers from each round appear on our website, along with the images from the top 30. The top 30 images are also published in the magazine at the end of the following month. After the ten rounds, the person with the most points accumulated over all the rounds will be crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2014.

Below is a list of this year’s rounds, a synopsis of what we’re looking for. When you are planning your entry, remember to take into consideration the criteria of fulfilling the brief, creativity and technical excellence on which you will be judged.

1. Street Life: Street photography, Deadline March 28

2. Animal Planet: Pets and wildlife, Deadline April 25

3. World in Motion: Action/movement shots, Deadline May 30

4. By the Sun and the Moon: Portraits in natural light, Deadline June, 27

5. Dawn and Dusk: Landscapes in dawn/dusk, Deadline July 25

6. Macro World: Insects, flowers & plants Deadline August 29

7. In a Faraway Place: Travel photography, Deadline Sept 26

8. The World in Black & White: Monochrome images, Deadline Oct 31,

9. Kept in the Dark: Night photography Deadline Nov 28

10. Building Blocks: Architecture exteriors, Deadline Dec, 26

AdImage

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Prizes are awarded to the first, second and third-placed entrants for each round. This year we have great Olympus cameras on offer, worth a total each month of around £2,000. We also have a top prize of £5,000 worth of Olympus kit for the overall winner. That's a grand total of £25,000 in prizes for APOY 2014, in association with Olympus. ELIGIBILITY: Open to all

The image should be at least 2,700 pixels along its longest edge. It must be a JPEG file, preferably sRGB Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photos submitted must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering this competition you grant permission to IPC, Olympus and their associated group companies to reproduce your photos in electronic format and hard copy including for display at an exhibition, in IPC's Amateur Photographer magazine and on IPC's and Olympus's websites and social media should they be selected to promote the competition.

Photo Competition

Just enter your email address below and click 'Get Updates'