It’s easy to understand why people become obsessive about macro photography. It requires a balance of both technical and creative ability, while providing an insight into the world that is often impossible to appreciate with the naked eye. Patience and understanding of your subject – and ethics, if you are photographing a living creature – are also crucial. If you choose to photograph plants or flowers, we want to see pristine examples (unless their flaws are intrinsic to the composition), and if you photograph animals or insects, then take the time to study and understand their behaviour, so you don’t cause them distress. And don’t feel you have to restrict yourself to plants or living creatures, either. We also want to see abstract landscapes and impressionistic still lifes in the entries to this category. Anything goes, as long as it’s taken in close-up.
There are £3,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in Young APOY 2023, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.
The winner of each round in Young APOY 2023 will take home a £250 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023.
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.