We want to see your best animal, wildlife and nature shots in this round. You don’t necessarily need to go far to find inspiration, with a broad range of subjects for you to choose from. Whether you find your muse in the local park or the wilds of the Serengeti, research and patience can be the deciding factor between an average shot and an amazing one. Please note, this is not the round for domestic animals and pets.
Click here for the Young APOY 'Natural World' category – free to enter for 13-21 year olds.
There are £11,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in APOY 2021, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.
The winner of each round in APOY 2021 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 2021, will win a £1,000 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2021.
A £500 (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.
To keep photographers anonymous entries are hidden until expert judging has been completed.