The competition is open to amateur photographers. Please note that prizes are only able to be given to photographers based in the USA, UK or EU. 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.
Awards:- 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.
1 image – £8
4 images – £20
12 images – £36
40 images – £80