Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023

Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition for the chance to win monthly prizes, exposure in the magazine, and the title of ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023’, which for the third year is brought to you in partnership with our sponsor, MPB.

A black & white image has a certain something that colour photography simply can’t emulate, and the pursuit of a great monochrome picture is something many photographers devote their whole lives to. The joy of this category is that it is completely open – any subject goes, because the medium is equally stunning whether you shoot landscapes, portraits or go down the classic route of street photography. It’s always worth shooting with a conversion to black & white in mind – don’t make it an afterthought. Instead, when taking your images, consider things like form, tonal range, negative space and shape, as these elements become even more crucial when colour is absent. Try to head out on a shoot with the aim of working only in black & white, and you will start to see images that lend themselves to the medium everywhere.

This annual competition is organized by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine. 

The competition has 10 monthly rounds, each with a different theme: 

1. Black & White | Opens 8th February | Closes 6th March 
2. Travel | Opens 7th March | Closes 3rd April 
3. Macro | Opens 4th April | Closes 2nd May 
4. Landscapes | Opens 3rd May | Closes 30th May
5. Portraits | Opens 31st May | Closes 26th June 
6. Architecture | Opens 27th June | Closes 24th July
7. Street | Opens 25th July | Closes 21st August
8. Wildlife | Opens 22nd August | Closes 18th September
9. Action | Opens 19th September | Closes 16th October
10. Low Light | Opens 17th October | Closes 13th November

Entry fees
1 image – £8
4 images – £20 
12 images – £36 
40 images – £80 

Prizes 
The overall winner after ten rounds will receive a voucher for £1,000 to spend at  MPB. MPB is the world’s largest online platform to buy, sell and trade used photography and videography equipment.

In each round, 1st place will each receive a £500 voucher; 2nd place a £100 voucher; and 3rd place a £50 voucher.

Be in with the chance of winning the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2023 and other fantastic prizes courtesy of our sponsors MPB.

Please note that for 2023 we are sadly unable to provide any prizes to winning photographers based outside of the USA, UK or EU regions.

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