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Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022

Open Judging Results

The possibilities are endless when it comes to capturing portraits and people shots. From the traditional ¬to the unconventional, inside or outside the studio, anything goes in this round. Whether you choose to make yourself the subject or capture others, we’re looking for a portrait that tells a story and gives us an insight into the person portrayed. Great people pictures can be found in all walks of life – it’s how you capture your subject that draws the viewer in. For inspiration, take a look at the work of David Bailey, Arnold Newman, Mary Ellen Mark, Jane Bown, Rineke Dijkstra and more.

Click here for the Young APOY 'People' 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.

Prize details

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.

How it works

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.

Entries closed
12 August 2022

12 August 2022 to 27 August 2022

Expert judge shortlist announced
27 August 2022

Expert judge winners announced
23 September 2022

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