It's the photographer that counts, not the camera... right? This is the category to prove the point. Use your smartphone camera to capture a stunning image. Any subject will do, but we are still looking for a quality image, taken with care, creativity and vision!
Please note this is a mobile phone photography contest
Over £7000 GBP prizes including Fujifilm cameras and lenses, Apple iPad Pro and Pencil, Affinity Photo, and Digital Camera subscriptions...
The expert judge's chosen winner of the 'Smart Arts' contest will receive a Fujifilm Instax camera worth £250 GBP. The winner of the crowd vote will receive a year-long subscription to Digital Camera magazine.
The overall winner of DCPOTY 2018 will receive prizes worth £4800 GBP: Fujifilm XT2 camera, Fujinon16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR, Fujinon 50-140mm f2.8 WR OIS XF, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (64gb), Apple Pencil, Affinity Photo, subscription to Digital Camera magazine.
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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is a major competition to discover and reveal exciting and talented photographers. With enticing prizes to be won and a separate contest for photographers 25 and under, a line-up of professional judges will choose winners across a range of themed categories, as well as selecting the overall winners. The crowd can also join in with special Crowd Vote awards – pick your favourites!Find out more