In this Canon-only contest we want to see your best photographs that fit our theme ‘minimalist wildlife’. We’re looking for amazing wildlife shots and animal portraits that have a clean, simple and simplistic composition to maximise their minimalist impact. Try to refrain from overcrowding your animal shots with lots of different elements as this can draw the eye away from your focal point and weaken the composition. One easy way to make your shots more minimal is to use a wide aperture for a shallow depth of field that will help blur your background and get rid of a cluttered background. Have fun and challenge yourself with this brief and submit your best shots! The judge's top picks will appear in PhotoPlus magazine with our judge's top choice taking home a Joby GorillaPod 3K tripod and ball head kit.
See 'The brief in detail' tab for more instructions.
The winner will receive a Joby GorillaPod 3K tripod and ball head kit worth £105.95.
DO: Ensure your photo was taken on a Canon camera. Have EXIF data in your photo (or supply the camera settings in the info section). Provide a title for your photo. Write a description of the photo you're entering of at least 50 words to give us the background of what the image is of and how it was taken. A little context can go a long way! Check your photo has a resolution of at least 3000 pixels on the longest edge of the photo as we will be printing our top picks in PhotoPlus: the Canon magazine.
DO NOT: Have a watermark on your photograph. Supply images taken on camera systems other than Canon. Submit low-resolution pics
The winner will receive a Manfrotto PIXI EVO miniature tripod worth £52.95. Compatible with lightweight DSLRs and mirrorless cameras the PIXI EVO can handle up to 2.5kg of equipment and has two leg angles for extra stability on uneven ground. It's ideal for photographers who love to travel light or even looking for a nifty option to mount your flashguns off-camera. The judge's top ten images will also feature in a future issue of PhotoPlus magazine.
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.