The previous pages have looked at some of the biggest and most popular competitions, but there are plenty of others out there. Consider the following, especially if you gravitate towards a particular genre of photography.
National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
There’s a main prize of US$10,000 up for grabs, and the opportunity to be named 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year in this worldwide competition. It costs US$15 per entry, with three categories to choose from: nature, people and cities. See travel. national geographic. com/photographer- of-theyear-2018/.
British Wildlife Photography Awards
A main cash prize of £5,000 is available, along with a prize fund that features Canon products. There are 15 separate categories including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat and wild woods. Fees start from £10. See bwpawards.org.
Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
You have until 12 June 2018 to enter the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography. Organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London, the overall winner receives £15,000. Visit npg.org.uk/photoprize.
Amateur Photographer of the Year
Of course, we can’t let this feature slide without mention of our very own Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) competition. Our competition is judged in rounds, with a prize fund worth more than £10,000 for the overall winner. The latest round is ‘Mono culture’. Prices start at £8 for a single entry, but Amateur Photographer readers can access a free entry using the code on page 28. Visit amateurphotographer.co.uk/ apoy for further information about the contest.