From castles and seaside piers to country fairs, Beefeaters and fish & chips, the culture, people and places of Britain offer plenty of scope for varied and unique imagery. In this round we are looking for images that communicate British-ness in all its forms. Whether you live in Britain, or are visiting for a while, we are looking forward to seeing your shots of good old Blighty. If you are stuck for ideas take a look at travel guidebooks or spend a while browsing ‘Britain’ in an online stock library. Try to avoid clichéd shots of Buckingham Palace, red phone boxes etc – we want to see your own personal vision of Britain.
Over £10,000 of prizes, courtesy of Sigma and Amateur Photographer magazine, plus individual category winners’ prizes.
The expert's winner will take home a SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary + SIGMA TC-1401 Tele converter (£1,099.98)
The crowd vote winner of each round wins a one-year digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine and a one year Master subscription to Photocrowd.
The Overall Winner of APOY 2018, decided after all 8 rounds have finished, wins the title ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018’, and Sigma kit worth more than £2,000, (SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art + SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art + SIGMA USB Dock (£2,039.97)
All contest winners (expert and crowd), plus selections from the expert category in each contest, will be featured in an issue of AP.
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Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018’.