If you like cityscapes or landscapes then this round is for you. The brief is purposefully loose, and we are happy to receive images featuring anything from contemporary architecture to grand, mountainous vistas. From the early morning sun throwing shadows onto a skyscraper, to the undulating form of hills receding into the distance, the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to be abstract in your interpretation: architecture, for instance, is full of curves, lines and other interesting details. When it comes to shooting the landscape, light is everything – so pay attention to sunrise and sunset times, the weather forecast and tide timetables, where appropriate. Whether you go urban or rural, planning is a must.
Over £10,000 of prizes, courtesy of Sigma and Amateur Photographer magazine, plus individual category winners’ prizes.
The panel's chosen winner will take home a SIGMA sd Quattro + 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Art (£1049.99).
The crowd vote winner of each round wins a one-year digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine and a year-long Master subscription to Photocrowd.
The Overall Winner of APOY 2018, decided after all 8 rounds have finished, wins the title ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018’, and Sigma kit worth more than £2,000, (SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art + SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art + SIGMA USB Dock (£2,039.97).
All contest winners (expert and crowd), plus selections from the expert category in each contest, will be featured in an issue of AP.
If winner is based outside EU, they will have to pay for any customs charges that may be charged.
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Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.
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