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Close-ups (Young APOY)

Part of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021

Open Rating Results

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.

Prize details

The winner of each round in Young APOY 2021 will take home a £250 (GBP) voucher from MPB.

The overall winner of Young APOY 2021, will win a £500 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021.

How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries close
29 October 2021

29 October 2021 to 13 November 2021

Crowd winners and expert judge shortlist announced
13 November 2021

Expert judge winners announced
10 December 2021

For a more detailed explanation of how rating works, see our FAQs

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