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The vagaries of our climate can be frustrating, but at the same time they offer some fantastic opportunities for exciting and engaging photography. In this category, any subject goes, as long as it has weather as its dominating theme. This might mean the morning light streaming through autumn mist, someone running for the bus through the pouring rain, people snoozing on a sun-drenched beach, or a mountainscape in the snow. Be creative with how you portray the scene in front of you, perhaps using a long exposure to capture streaking raindrops or a neutral-density graduated filter to emphasise the moodiness of a stormy sky.
£1,000 of SIGMA prizes, plus subscriptions to Amateur Photographer magazine to be won.
Expert panel's winner: SIGMA will give the panel's winner £1,000-worth of prizes of the their choice.
Crowd winner: The community vote winner wins a one-year digital subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine, and a year-long master subscription to Photocrowd.
The overall winner of APOY 2019 will receive £2,000-worth of prizes of their choice from SIGMA.
Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. In this contest, the entries are hidden until the rating period begins.
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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To keep photographers anonymous entries are hidden until expert judging has been completed.
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2019’.