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Molly Hollman

Close-ups (Young APOY)

Part of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022

Open Judging Results
Brief

This free-to-enter category is part of the Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022 awards, open to photographers aged 13-21.

The magic of macro photography is that it gives us a view of the world that we never normally see. The intricacies and beauty of a butterfly wing or the alien-like features of a spider all come alive when viewed in close-up. Natural subjects are often the go-to for the macro photographer, with good reason, but the medium offers such huge scope for creativity, you can look almost anywhere and at anything for inspiration. Good technique is crucial in this round, and it’s vital to get the focusing spot on, because a millimetre can make the difference between a shot that’s rejected and a winner.

There are £3,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in Young APOY 2022, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.

Prize details

The winner of each round in Young APOY 2022 will take home a £250 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022.

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
15 July 2022

Judging
15 July 2022 to 30 July 2022

Expert judge shortlist announced
30 July 2022

Expert judge winners announced
26 August 2022

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