With a heap of fantastic prizes up for grabs, and a panel of top professional judges at the ready, it’s set to be big, bold and brilliant.
We want as many people as possible to enter, so we’re revealing all of the categories now. You can enter as many times as you like, so start planning your photos today! There are amazing prizes for the winners of each category, and even more for the overall Photographer of the Year 2018 winner.
In addition to the main DCPOTY Awards, we’re pleased to announce the we’re also running a Young Digital Camera Photographer of the Year competition, designed for photographers aged 25 and under. The Young DCPOTY contests have their own division within each category, with a fresh set of prizes to be won and the same judges as the main awards. However, if you’re 25 or under, you’re not just restricted to these categories – you’re also able to take part in the main DCPOTY contests.
Mono Magic – OPEN NOW! Show us your best black-and-white images. Any subject you like, as long as it’s mono. CLOSING DATE 20 November 2017
On the Road – OPEN NOW! Travel photography that reveals a sense of adventure is what we’re after here. CLOSING DATE 20 November 2017
This is the wildlife category. And just to clarify, we don’t mean your family pet! OPEN to enter 1 NOV to 6 DEC
It’s a Small World Grab your macro lens and explore miniature marvels in the world around you. OPEN to enter 1 NOV to 6 DEC
Portraits with personality and originality are the name of the game here. OPEN to enter 6 DEC to 15 JAN
Smart Arts Our smartphone photography category puts your skills as a photographer first. OPEN to enter 6 DEC to 15 JAN
The Great Outdoors Your landscape shots – urban, coastal or wild – should capture a sense of place. OPEN to enter 1 JAN to 12 FEB
Street Seen Street photography that packs a punch, no matter what you focus on, is key here.
OPEN to enter 1 JAN to 12 FEB
The overall winner will receive a prize package worth £4,800 that includes:
– Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens
– Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 WR OIS lens
– Apple 64GB 12.9in iPad Pro & Apple Pencil (courtesy of Affinity Photo)
– Affinity Photo software
– Digital Camera magazine subscription
– Photos published in the magazine and displayed at The Photography Show 2018
Judge’s winner (each category) Each category’s Judges winner gets a Fujifilm Instax SQ10, Affinity Photo software and Affinity Photo Workbook!
Crowd Vote winner (each category) Each category’s Crowd Vote winner gets a one-year Digital Camera magazine subscription