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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 Competition now open for entries!

The Digital Camera Photographer of the Year competition is back!

Now's your chance to bag some truly amazing prizes and test your photographic skills to the limit.

Above image: Surendu Gayen

Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019

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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019

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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is a major competition to discover exciting and talented photographers. 

With some great prizes to be won (courtesy of mpb.com (opens in new tab), Rohan (opens in new tab), Sony (opens in new tab), Rotolight (opens in new tab) and CeWe (opens in new tab)), pro judges will choose winners across themed categories, as well as the overall winner.

Prizes include some of the finest cameras around right now, together with excellent accessories and stylish clothing. There's also cash and shopping vouchers to be won – so if you've been dreaming of splashing out on a pro-grade lens for some time, you can stop dreaming and make it a reality.

The total value of prizes for the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2019 part of this competition is £10,200, with £7,100 worth of prizes going to the winner alone!

Prizes - overall winner wins prizes worth £7,100!

Sony A7 III & FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Sony A7 III & FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
  • £2,500 voucher to spend at mpb.com
  • Sony A7 III & FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS (worth £2,199)
  • £2,000 Rohan shopping experience
  • Rotolight NEO 2 kit (worth £370)
  • CeWe print (worth £50)

Each category’s Judges winner gets a Rohan jacket worth £249.

Each category’s Crowd Vote winner gets a one-year Digital Camera magazine subscription worth £60. 

Categories

1. Urban Landscape - It’s time to get creative in the city and show us your very best urban vistas. See winners (opens in new tab)

2. Wildlife & Nature - Impress us with your best nature-inspired images. Anything counts, flora or fauna. See winners (opens in new tab)

3. Portraits - We want to see images that reveal a deep connection and empathy with the subject. See winners (opens in new tab)

4. Street Seen - Make the streets your visual theatre and capture the magic as it unfi olds. See winners (opens in new tab)

5. Black & White - Time to ditch the colour and enter your best black-and-white images. Open to enter: 15 Sep 2018

6. Smartphone - The only rule to follow in this category is that the image must be taken on a phone. See winners (opens in new tab)

7. Wild Landscape - From craggy coastlines to magnificent mountains, and everything in-between. See winners (opens in new tab)

8. Abstract & Creative - This is the category to really let go and flex your artistic muscles. Open for entries now (opens in new tab)

9. Travel - Embrace the spirt of adventure and the art of travel, no matter how grand (or not). Open to enter: 7 Dec 2018

10. Water - Embrace H2O and show us something meaningful about this life-giving substance. Open to enter: 4 Jan 2019 

    

Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2019

Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2019

Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2019

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Young people (25 and under) haven’t been left out of the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year competition! In fact, they have their own division within each category, with a fresh set of prizes to be won, as well as a chance to be crowned the overall Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2019. 

The same panel of professional photographers will judge your entries, with the same themed categories as the main competition. You can enter up to four shots, and you can also enter the main competition as well as this one!

The categories and their opening/closing dates are the same as those for the main DCPOTY competition above.

The total value of prizes for the Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2019 (opens in new tab) part of the competition is a staggering £18,800, with £6,600 worth of prizes going to the winner.

Prizes - overall Young Photographer of the Year gets prizes worth £6,600!

Sony RX10 Mark IV

Sony RX10 Mark IV
  • £3,000 cash
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Mark IV (worth £1,799)
  • iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil (worth £1,387)
  • Affinity Photo
  • Rotolight NEO 2 kit (worth £370)
  • CeWe print (worth £50)

Each category’s Judges winner gets Affinity Photo & Workbooks & £100 cash; worth £213.

Each category’s Crowd Vote winner gets a one-year Digital Camera subscription & Affinity Photo; worth a total of £108.     

As a special bonus the top ten expert-voted entries, and the top ten crowd-voted entries, in each of the ten categories will win a copy of Affinity Photo worth £48.99.

Head to the competition's official page to enter (opens in new tab)

Anyone can enter four images for free into each category.

Terms and conditions

  • Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2019 competition open to photographers aged 25 and under when the competition closes (7 Feb 2019)
  • All photographs entered must be your own work and must not infringe on anyone else’s copyright
  • By entering your photographs, you consent to them being published by Digital Camera and sister publications and websites, published by Future plc
  • The judges’ say is final
  • Full Photocrowd terms and conditions are available here (opens in new tab)

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