Low light can mean anything from the subtlety of pre-dawn hues to the drama of a spectacular sunset. It also encompasses the hours after dark, when streetlights come on and night life begins. Entries can be anything from landscapes to wildlife to portraits – both studio and environmental – as well as architecture, street or live performance. Images full of atmosphere are guaranteed to catch the attention of our judges, but the light doesn’t have to be wild and over the top – something understated and controlled is just as beautiful in the context of this category. Let your imagination go, and be guided by the light.
Click here for the Young APOY 'Low Light' category – free to enter for 13-21 year olds.
There are £11,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in APOY 2022, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.
The winner of each round in APOY 2022 will take home a £500 (GBP) voucher from MPB. The second-placed photographer in each round will win a £100 (GBP) voucher, and third will receive a £50 (GBP) voucher.
The overall winner of APOY 2022, will win a £1,000 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021.
A £1000 (GBP) voucher will be awarded to the winning UK Camera Club.
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.