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Deadline: May 31, 2024
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)

Close-up Photographer of the Year

Close-up Photographer of the Year

Close-up Photographer of the Year is an annual competition revealing the hidden wonders of the world through close-up, macro and micro photography.

There are 11 categories:
Animals (supported by Affinity Photo)
Insects (supported by Nikon)
Invertebrate Portrait (supported by Zerene Stacker)
Butterflies & Dragonflies
Arachnids
Underwater
Plants
Fungi & Slime Moulds
Intimate Landscape (supported by FRAMES)
Studio Art (supported by Retouch4me)
Young CUPOTY (supported by SIGMA UK) for entrants aged 17 or under.

This year the total prize fund has been boosted to almost £9,000, with the overall winner taking home the £2,500 top prize and trophy.

The Young Close-up Photographer of the Year will receive a SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art lens, a universal license for all three Affinity apps and a trophy.

It’s not all about winning though. The celebrated shortlist galleries bring together hundreds of photographers to gauge the current state-of-play in close-up photography. The vision, creative approach and experience of each photographer offers everyone a chance to see the world anew.

The Top 100 images selected by the expert jury will appear in the winners’ gallery as a permanent exhibition on the CUPOTY website. These images will be seen by millions of people around the world through TV, newspapers, magazines, websites and social media.

The competition is open to anyone of any age from any country using any camera, phone, scanner, light sensitive paper or microscope to take photographs.

The Early Bird deadline is May 31st, 2024. Enter by then and save 10%.

The final deadline is July 14th, 2024. It only takes 2 minutes to enter, and photographers have until July 21st to submit their pictures.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: -A £2,500 cash prize and trophy is awarded to the overall winner.
-The Young Close-up Photographer of the Year will receive a SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art lens and trophy.
-All 11 category winners take home £250, plus a universal license for all three Affinity apps (Photo, Designer + Publisher) for macOS, Windows & iPadOS.
-Software creator Retouch4me will award a Dust, Color Match and Portrait Volumes plug-in to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed photographers in the new Studio Art category.
-A subscription to FRAMES magazine and community will go to the Intimate Landscape winner. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Close-up Photographer of the Year 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: Any winning, Top 100 or shortlisted pictures can be used for any purpose directly connected with the Competition for a period of five years following the date of the announcement of the winners.


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