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Deadline: May 23, 2021
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: £10 for 1 image // £20 for 6 images // £30 for 15 images // £40 for 30 images  // £5 for Young CUPOTY (15 images)

Close-up Photographer of the Year

Close-up Photographer of the Year

Show the world what close-up, macro and micro photography can be and you could win the £2,500 cash prize, trophy and title of Close-up Photographer of the Year.

This is your chance to put your pictures in front of an elite judging panel and worldwide audience – show them things they’ve never seen before, make them look again at something familiar, or wow them with the beauty and wonder of the world.

Can you make the celebrated shortlist galleries, offering inspiration to fellow photographers and illustrating the rich variety of close-up photography? The very best images will appear in the CUPOTY Top 100 winner’s gallery, forming a permanent exhibition on the website. Your pictures could be seen by millions as they travel out into the world through newspapers, magazines, online outlets and social media.

We have two new categories to enter this year – Underwater and Butterflies & Dragonflies. They are added to Animals, Insects, Plants & Fungi, Intimate Landscape, Manmade, Micro and Young.

This year the total prize fund has been boosted to £5,300. The overall winner receives £2,500 and a trophy, while each category winner receives £300. The Young CUPOTY winner is awarded a SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens and trophy.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: • £2,500 – Overall winner
• £300 – Category winner
• SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens – Young (Under 18) winner
• Finalists appear in the permanent Top 100 online exhibition
• Shortlisted photographers appear in the online gallery for a year Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: By submitting images to Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY), you confirm and warrant that for each image submitted:

a) you are the sole author of each entry and that it is your original work;

b) if there is more than one author, you have the right to enter the image on behalf of the other parties;

c) you own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of each image;

d) you have the permission of anyone recognisably pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 16, the consent of their parent or guardian) for the usage rights required by CUPOTY;

e) you have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the image that would conflict with uses to be made by CUPOTY;

f) you have received any necessary permissions from the owner(s) of objects including property included in submitted images for the usage rights required by CUPOTY; and

g) you will be responsible for any claim by any third party in respect of your entry and to fully indemnify CUPOTY and its sponsors in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing. USAGE RIGHTS: Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) respects your rights and does not claim copyright for pictures you submit to the Competition, you will retain full copyright for each entry.

CUPOTY supports the Artists Bill of Rights.

The winning, Top 100 or shortlisted images can be used for any purpose directly connected with the Competition. E.g. our website, book, exhibition and publications promoting CUPOTY.

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