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Azim Khan Ronnie


Part of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023

Open Judging Results

It’s three years since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, and finally the freedom to travel is back. The exhilaration of experiencing cultures different from our own is difficult to match, and the sights and colours of new places provide almost endless inspiration for our photography. Distilling such experiences into a single image is a huge challenge, as it’s tempting to include as much as possible in the frame, so try to temper the excitement and only include what really matters. And don’t forget that travel isn’t defined by going to countries other than your own – it can encompass new experiences in a neighbouring county or city, so don’t feel restricted if your passport is out of date. It also goes without saying that showing respect for the people and traditions you might encounter is more important than any photograph, so if someone makes it clear they aren’t comfortable with your camera, walk away.

There are £11,000 (GBP) worth of vouchers to win in APOY 2023, supplied by sponsors, MPB, plus the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023. Click the 'Prize details' tab for more information.

Prize details

The winner of each round in APOY 2023 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 2023, will win a £1,000 (GBP) voucher from MPB, and will be crowned Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023.

A £500 (GBP) voucher and a Rotolight NEO 3 Pro Imagemaker Kit worth £650 (GBP) 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
3 April 2023

3 April 2023 to 19 April 2023

Expert judge shortlist announced
19 April 2023

Expert judge winners announced
4 May 2023

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