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Close-up Photographer of the Year
By Close-up Photographer of the Year

International Deadline: February 28, 2019  Close-up Photographer of the Year celebrates close-up, macro and micro photography. It is an annual competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.

The competition is open to anyone, living in any part of the world and using any camera or microscope to take pictures.

There are six categories to choose from:

  1. Animals From details of birds and mammals to macro shots of invertebrates and small creatures.
  2. Plants & fungi In detail or captured up-close within the habitat.
  3. Intimate landscape Natural, non-living objects and substances such as water and rock.
  4. Manmade Objects and materials conceived or created by humans.
  5. Micro Pictures on any subject captured with a microscope.
  6. Young CUPOTY Open to photographers aged 17 or under on the closing date.

An elite panel of experts will judge the entries, including David Maitland, Sue Bishop, Robert Thompson, Ross Hoddinott, Keith Wilson and co-founder Tracy Calder.

The 100 best pictures entered into the competition, as chosen by our judges, will be displayed on the Winners Gallery of our website. This will be a permanent record of achievement for the photographers selected.

A prize fund worth over 4,000 is shared between the overall winner and six category winners:

  • Overall winner 1,000 cash + SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens + SIGMA sd Quattro camera.
  • Category winner 300
  • Young CUPOTY SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens

APPLY ONLINE  10 Entry Fee
Visit us for complete details and easy online entry.

Close-up Photographer of the Year respects your rights and does not claim copyright for pictures you submit to the competition, you will retain full copyright for each entry.

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