Win the chance to shoot Digital Camera magazine’s cover!


We’re offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shoot Digital Camera’s cover image with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1!

One lucky reader will have the chance to shoot the cover of issue 128, which goes on sale 20 July 2012.

Here’s the deal. The winner of this once-in-a-lifetime competition will be invited to shoot the image for our cover with the Fujifilm X-Pro1, a fantastic new compact system camera, which we review this issue on page 112. To make sure you get the most out of this opportunity, you’ll be shooting our cover alongside Brett Harkness, a top portrait and social photographer. The winner also gets to keep the X-Pro1 with 35mm lens!

Brett will offer help and guidance on the day, alongside Geoff Harris, editor of Digital Camera, and Nathan Wake, a Fujifilm pro photographer and technical expert. The second and third-prize winners will receive a Fujifilm X-S1 and X10 camera respectively.

We’ll confirm the exact date of the one-day cover shoot with the winner, but it will need to take place around the second week of June 2012 to fit in with the magazine’s deadlines (please check your availability at that time).

So what do you have to do to win? The theme of the competition is outdoor portraits, so we’re looking for really good shots of people taken outside. There are no restrictions on the type of people you include in your entries (individuals or groups, age, gender, nationality etc) or type of outdoor location. We’re simply looking for really outstanding and creative examples of outdoor portrait photography.

Our judging panel will pick one overall winner and two runners-up. We will also provide accommodation for the winner (one night before the photo shoot) and cover travel expenses.

This competition is restricted to UK residents for logistical reasons (although you are welcome to submit images taken anywhere in the world).

How to Enter

To enter, go to Upload and select category ‘Shoot Our Cover Competition’. For instructions on uploading your photo, click here.

The competition will open on 27 April 2012 and close at midnight on 1 June 2012.

Before entering, please read our Terms and Conditions.

  • jmeyer

    Hi everyone – thanks for your comments. There will be a limit of 1 entry per person. Thanks again for your interest!

  • samanthacliffe

    Hi Paul. The ‘Shoot the Cover’ category should be the default category to choose at the top of the drop down menu. Which browser are you using? Under 1mb is the best size to upload – if you’re entry is a winner we will contact you for a bigger file size. Thanks and good luck!

  • samanthacliffe

    Hi. If you go to this link you will be able to find the information you need. Good luck!

  • samanthacliffe

    Yes, UK only I’m afraid.

  • samanthacliffe

    Yes, I’m afraid this is for UK only due to logistical reasons.

  • samanthacliffe

    Hi there. The competition to shoot our cover is now closed, I’m afraid.

  • samanthacliffe

    Yes, indeed there was! We will be announcing this in the next issue of Digital Camera.