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Deadline: May 17, 2020
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: £10 | 1 image // £20 | 6 images // £30 | 15 images // £40 | 30 image // £5 | Young CUPOTY (15 images)

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Close-up Photographer of the Year

Close-up Photographer of the Year

The search is on to find the second winner of Close-up Photographer of the Year, in association with Affinity Photo. Photographers have until May 17th 2020 to enter the competition and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize of £2,500.

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is an annual competition showcasing the best close-up, macro and micro photography from around the world. The competition is open to all, using any type of camera, mobile phone or microscope.

There are 7 categories:
• Insects
• Animals
• Plants & Fungi
• Intimate Landscape
• Manmade World
• Micro (for images taken with a microscope)
• Young (for entrants aged 17 or under)

Each category winner receives £300, while the Young Close-up Photographer of the Year wins two SIGMA lenses. The very best images feature in the The Top 100 showcase and the shortlisted pictures appear in the popular Shortlist galleries. Every entrant (subject to availability) will receive a discount voucher from the competition’s supporters: Affinity Photo, MPB, Zerene Stacker and Greenwings Wildlife Holidays.

Matt Doogue joins the judging panel this year to sit alongside other award-winning photographers David Maitland, Sue Bishop, Ross Hoddinott, and Robert Thompson, as well as editors Keith Wilson and Tracy Calder.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Total prize fund of £5,000

Overall winner:
• £2,500 cash prize
• Close-up Photographer of the Year trophy and title
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Category winner:
• £300 cash prize
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Young Close-up Photographer of the Year (U18):
• 2x SIGMA lenses
• Young Close-up Photographer of the Year trophy and title
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Finalists:
• Featured in The Top 100 showcase
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

Shortlist:
• Featured in the Shortlist galleries
• Digital certificate and badge
• Global media coverage

All entrants receive these voucher codes (subject to availability):
• 50% off Affinity Photo editing software for Mac or PC
• £100 off Greenwings Wildlife Holidays
• Up to 20% off Zerene Stacker focus-stacking software
• £10 off equipment at MPB.com when you spend over £100 Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: CUPOTY respects your rights and does not claim copyright for pictures you submit to the Competition, you will retain full copyright for each entry. USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the Competition, you grant CUPOTY and its sponsors and supporters a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to display, reproduce, adapt and publish, by any means, in any media, throughout the world, any winning or shortlisted images for any purpose directly connected with the Competition.

Winning and shortlisted images will be used to promote the competition for a period of three years from the announcement of the winners. Winning or shortlisted images may also be held in a Competition Winners Archive on the Site, in perpetuity, so the public can see any winning or shortlisted entries from previous years.

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