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

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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

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, Rohan, Sony, Rotolight and CeWe), 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. Open now. Closes: 23 Aug 2018

2. Wildlife & Nature - Impress us with your best nature-inspired images. Anything counts, flora or fauna. Open now. Closes: 23 Aug 2018

3. Portraits - We want to see images that reveal a deep connection and empathy with the subject. Open to enter: 18 Aug 2018

4. Street Seen - Make the streets your visual theatre and capture the magic as it unfi olds. Open to enter: 18 Aug 2018

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. Open to enter: 15 Sep 2018

7. Wild Landscape - From craggy coastlines to magnificent mountains, and everything in-between. Open to enter: 13 Oct 2018

8. Abstract & Creative - This is the category to really let go and flex your artistic muscles. Open to enter: 10 Nov 2018

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

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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 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

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