Digital Camera Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

Overall winner will scoop £4800-worth of prizes, including a Fujifilm X-T2 and an iPad Pro!

We are very pleased to announce that we are launching our very own Digital Camera Photographer of the Year competition! 

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

  • Wild Wonders
    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

  • Character Study
    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 the Fujifilm X-T2 and XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR among many other prizes!
  • Overall Winner
    The overall winner will receive a prize package worth £4,800 that includes:

    – Fujifilm X-T2
    – 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

How to enter

Visit the competition website for full details on how to enter. Entries cost £1 to £3 per image.

FAQ and Terms and Conditions

  • All photographs entered must be your own work and must not infringe on anyone else’s copyright. 
  • You may enter a maximum of six photos in each category of this competition. 
  • By entering your photographs, you consent to them being published by Digital Camera, published by Future plc. 
  • The judges’ say is final. 
  • For more FAQ, visit the FAQ page on the competition’s website 
  • For full terms and conditions visit the Rules page on the competition’s website



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