This free-to-enter category is part of the Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021 awards, open to photographers aged 13-21.
Getting up close and personal to your subject means you can create scenes that might otherwise be missed. A huge range of subjects can be considered for close-up photography, so you can really push your creative limits here. Plants and natural subjects will be the first port of call for many, but don’t be afraid to explore other themes that also work well – such as jewellery, shells, feathers, food and more. In short, anything you can scrutinise at close quarters is what we want to see.
There are £3,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in Young APOY 2021, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.
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