In this Canon-only contest we're looking for images packed with brilliant bokeh, blurry backgrounds and shallow depth of field. Any image with a blurry background and sharp foreground is fair game so while portraits, wildlife and macro are all obvious contenders don't be afraid to think outside the box and experiment with wide apertures in other genres. The judge's top 10 pictures will appear in PhotoPlus magazine with our judge's top choice taking home the Manfrotto Pixi tripod prize.
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The winner will receive a Manfrotto PIXI EVO miniature tripod worth £52.95.
DO: Ensure your photo was taken on a Canon camera. Have EXIF data in your photo (or supply the camera settings in the info section). Provide a title for your photo. Write a description of the photo you're entering of at least 50 words to give us the background of what the image is of and how it was taken. A little context can go a long way! Check your photo has a resolution of at least 3000 pixels on the longest edge of the photo as we will be printing our top picks in PhotoPlus: the Canon magazine.
DO NOT: Have a watermark on your photograph. Supply images taken on camera systems other than Canon. Submit low-resolution pics
The winner will receive a Manfrotto PIXI EVO miniature tripod worth £52.95. Compatible with lightweight DSLRs and mirrorless cameras the PIXI EVO can handle up to 2.5kg of equipment and has two leg angles for extra stability on uneven ground. It's ideal for photographers who love to travel light or even looking for a nifty option to mount your flashguns off-camera. The judge's top ten images will also feature in a future issue of PhotoPlus magazine.
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.