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Urban Life

Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024

Open Judging Results

Some 85% of the UK’s population lives in an urban environment of some sort, meaning that the majority of us have access to inspirational subjects for this category – one which 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. And don’t forget that urban life isn’t only about the buildings that make the environment – the people are what make it, too. So you can also enter classic street photography scenes into this round, where humans interact with their environment to create quirky moments that are here one moment, and gone a split second later. While we fully expect to see and welcome images that explore the buildings and skylines of our major cities, this round also encompasses seaside resorts, village life and more. Anywhere that people congregate to live, work and socialise is the perfect subject for this round.

There's over £16,000 worth of prizes to be won in APOY24, generously supplied by our sponsors, Camera Centre UK, Adobe and ViewSonic, with the overall winner at the end of the year crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2024. More details here…

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 close
17 June 2024

17 June 2024 to 3 July 2024

Expert judge shortlist announced
3 July 2024

Expert judge winners announced
25 July 2024

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