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Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021

Open Judging Results

This round offers huge scope to create all manner of creative, dynamic shots. Whether you’re drawn to grand, traditional structures or sleek, contemporary works of art, the possibilities are endless. While we fully expect you to explore the buildings and skylines of towns and cities, don’t forget that architecture takes many forms. For example, a bridge can offer many different compositional and framing opportunities. Don’t be afraid to be a little abstract in your images too. Architecture is filled with curves, lines and other interesting details, and they can all be captured to great effect.

Click here for the Young APOY 'Architecture' category – free to enter for 13-21 year olds.

There are £11,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in APOY 2021, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.

Prize details

The winner of each round in APOY 2021 will take home a £500 (GBP) voucher from MPB. The second-placed photographer in each round will win a £100 (GBP) voucher, and third will receive a £50 (GBP) voucher.

The overall winner of APOY 2021, will win a £1,000 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021.

A £500 (GBP) voucher will be awarded to the winning UK Camera Club.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
11 June 2021

11 June 2021 to 26 June 2021

Expert judge shortlist announced
26 June 2021

Expert judge winners announced
23 July 2021

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