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Close-up Photographer of the Year
“Wonder at something.
Invite others to wonder with you.”
– Austin Kleon
The fourth Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is open for entries!
Put your best close-up, macro and micro photographs in front of our expert jury and a global audience to help them see the world anew.
You could win the £2,500 cash prize and trophy, and be crowned Close-up Photographer of the Year 04.
The Young CUPOTY winner will be awarded a SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens, USB dock and trophy.
The best pictures will be showcased in the Top 100 gallery and receive worldwide media attention.
Our hotly-contested shortlist galleries have become the ultimate barometer for the current state-of-play in close-up photography.
Enter up to 30 pictures across 10 categories before the competition deadline June 12th, 2022.
We can’t wait to share your wonder!
“For a macro photographer it is THE competition.”
– Henri Koskinen
Contest Prize & TERMS
£250 | Category winner
SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art lens worth £700 + USB Dock | Young Close-up photographer of the Year (under 18s) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The photographer retains full copyright for each image entered. 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, Top 100 or shortlisted images for any purpose directly connected with the Competition for a period of five years following the date of the announcement of the winners. This may include, but is not limited to:
a) the judging of the Competition,
b) displaying the entries on the Site and on the websites of sponsors and supporters;
c) publishing the entries in associated books, magazines, calendars, posters, flyers and cards — both print and digital;
d) displaying the entries at any CUPOTY exhibitions, talks, webinars, workshops or awards ceremony;
e) cropping and re-sizing the work as necessary to fit pre-defined formats to promote the competition;
f) sub-licensing the entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any related exhibition or book;
g) on social media used by CUPOTY, its sponsors and supporters;
h) inclusion within any materials promoting the Competition or any exhibition of works from this competition organised by CUPOTY.
Should any use of the image beyond those needed to promote the Competition arise, permission will be sought from you in advance with terms and conditions to be agreed on by all parties.
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