Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year Competition 2018 sponsored by

Digital Camera's Young Photographer of the Year competition, sponsored by, is well underway, with two more categories now open for entries.

Budding young wildlife and macro photographers have two chances to win the amazing prizes on offer, by entering the 'Wild Wonders' and 'It's A Small World' categories.

The new categories join black & white and travel, which are already open for entry. So there's no excuse not to get shooting and entering (as long as you're 25 or under!)

There are more than £4,500 worth of great prizes up for grabs in the competition, including a £500 voucher, and great Fujifilm cameras. 

So whether it’s a perfectly timed street shot, some dramatic black-and-white scenery, something you found on your travels or even just a macro shot taken in your back garden, we’re giving you the chance to win big!

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Thanks to, the overall YPOTY winner gets a £500 voucher to spend, as well as the fantastic cameras and lenses supplied by Fujifilm.


There are eight different categories to enter, spread across a range of genres. There's still time to enter your favourites, but the first two categories are closing soon, so hurry!

Mono Magic - OPEN NOW!

Show us your best black-and-white images. Any subject you like, as long as it’s mono. 

Category now open! Closes on 20 November 2017

On the Road - OPEN NOW!

Travel photography that reveals a sense of adventure is what we’re after here.

Category now open! Closes on 20 November 2017

Wild Wonders

This is the wildlife category. And just to clarify, we don’t mean your family pet!

Category now open! Closes on 6 December 2017

It’s a Small World

Grab your macro lens and explore miniature marvels in the world around you.

Category now open! Closes on 6 December 2017

Character Study

Portraits with personality and originality are the name of the game here.

OPEN to enter 6 DEC to 15 JAN

Smart Arts

Our smartphone photography category puts your skills as a photographer first.

OPEN to enter 6 DEC to 15 JAN

The Great Outdoors

Your landscape shots – urban, coastal or wild – should capture a sense of place.

OPEN to enter 1 JAN to 12 FEB

Street Seen

Street photography that packs a punch, no matter what you focus on, is key here.

OPEN to enter 1 JAN to 12 FEB

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Young Photographer of the Year 2018 Overall Winner

The overall winner will receive a prize package that includes:

- Fujifilm X-T20
- Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/ 3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
- £500 voucher
- Digital Camera one year magazine subscription
- Photos published in Digital Camera magazine and displayed at The Photography Show 2018

Judges’ winner (each category)

Each category’s Judges’ winner gets a Fujifilm Instax SQ10 worth £249

Crowd Vote winner (each category)

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

How to enter the Young Photographer of the Year 2018 competition

Visit the competition website for full details on how to enter. 

Entries cost £1 to £3 per image.

Need to know

All photographs entered must be your own work and must not infringe on anyone else’s copyright.

You must be 25 years old or under at the time of entry. Winners may be required to provide proof of age.

You may enter a maximum of six photos in each category of this competition. 

By entering your photographs, you consent to them being published by Digital Camera magazine, published by Future plc.

The judges’ decision is final. 

The competition runs between 12 October 2017 to 12 February 2018.

For more FAQ, visit the FAQ page on the competition's website

Terms and conditions

For full terms and conditions visit the Rules page on the competition's website

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