‘Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2018’- Major International Photography Competition Launched

International media group, Future plc , has announced the launch of two major new photography competitions, Digital Camera Magazine’s ‘Photographer of the Year 2018 ’ and ‘Young Photographer of the Year 2018 ’.
The contests aim to discover the most exciting, talented photographers from all over the world, with a prize fund on offer worth more than £12,000, courtesy of sponsors Affinity Photo and MPB.com .

A judging panel of professional photographers will choose the winners, whose images will be displayed at The Photography Show (March 17-20, 2018) at The NEC, Birmingham, UK.
The event attracts an audience of around 30,000 professional and amateur photographers
each year. Photographers can enter their images in eight themed categories, including wildlife, portraiture, black and white, travel, landscape, macro, street, and a separate category for images taken on mobile phones.

A separate contest for photographers aged 25 and under, ‘Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2018’, runs alongside the main competition, with the same
categories available for entry.

The overall winner, crowned Photographer of the Year 2018 receives an incredible prize
package worth more than £4,800, thanks to Affinity Photo. The package includes:
Fujifilm X-T2 camera
Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/ 2.8 R LM WR
Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/ 2.8 WR OIS
Apple 12.9 inch 64GB iPad Pro & Apple Pencil
Affinity Photo software
Digital Camera magazine subscription.
Winning photo published in Digital Camera magazine and displayed at The Photography
Show 2018
The overall winner of the Young Photographer of the Year 2018, sponsored by MPB.com,
receives an amazing prize package worth over £2,000. This package includes:
Fujifilm X-T20 with XF 18-55mm silver kit lens
Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/ 3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
£500 MPB.com voucher
Digital Camera magazine subscription
Winning photo published in Digital Camera magazine and displayed at The Photography
Show 2018
All 16 category winners will each receive a Fujifilm Instax SQ10 camera, and the
audience-voted favourite in each category will also receive a year’s subscription to Digital
Camera magazine.
The first two categories, ‘Mono Magic’ and ‘On the Road’, are open for entry now at
Chris George , Future’s Group Editor-in-Chief, Photography magazines, says:
“The Digital Camera Photographer of the Year Awards are a great chance for any camera
owner to showcase their best pictures and win amazing prizes. Digital Camera magazine is
designed to appeal to all photographers, so there are categories for every popular
photographic subject – and there are special awards for smartphone photographers and
young photographers too.”

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