Al­ter­na­tive com­pe­ti­tions

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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.

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