Although street photography is easily accessible to most, it’s probably one of the most challenging genres to capture. Paying attention to the everyday movements of folk as they go about their business and spotting the extraordinary within the mundane is one thing but capturing a scene unfold in front of you at the perfect moment is another. It’s this forward-thinking that makes great photographers of this genre stand out. Take a look at the work by like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Vivian Maier or more contemporary photographers, such as Niall McDiarmid and Nick Turpin for inspiration.
Click here for the Young APOY 'Street' 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.