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Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2010

The Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year competition is the leading contest for photographers aged 17 and under. It is dedicated to encouraging and revealing new photographic talent and runs alongside the main competition, Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2010.

There are three categories to choose from in Young Photographer of the Year – all aged-based – and there are no restrictions on the subjects you choose to shoot.

This is one of the world’s biggest photography competitions and it’s free to enter.

Objective

This year Young Photographer of the Year is also pleased to be working with the education sector to encourage the use of cameras within the classroom as a tool for delivering a fun and exciting curriculum.

There are three categories to choose from in Young Photographer of the Year – all aged-based – and there are no restrictions on the subjects you choose to shoot. The judges will simply be looking for young photographers who show a good eye for a picture and technical ability. This is a competition that places emphasis on your digital photography skills and creativity rather than your image manipulation abilities.

The categories in the Digital Camera Young Photographer of the Year 2010 competition are:

  • 10 years and under
  • 11 – 14 years
  • 15 – 17 years

Prizes

Here’s what the photographers of the best images will be winning…

  • 10 years and under
    • Winner: £100
    • 2nd: £50
    • 3rd: £25
  • 11 – 14 years
    • Winner: £150
    • 2nd: £100
    • 3rd: £50
  • 15 – 17 years
    • Winner: £250
    • 2nd: £150
    • 3rd: £100

Rules

  • The competition is open to photographers aged 17 and under.
  • Entries must have been taken no more than five years prior to the competition closing date.
  • The submission process is web-based so you’ll be able to view your images and other submissions in your category through this competition website.
  • A maximum of five entries per category are permitted.
  • Your photos must have been taken with a digital camera.
  • Images uploaded to the competition website should not exceed the maximum size of 2MB, in JPEG format.
  • If your image is being considered for the shortlist, you will be asked to submit a high-resolution version.
  • An image that has won a prize in a major national or international competition (one receiving more than 500 images) or that has been entered in such a competition where the results are still pending, is not eligible for entry.
  • An image that has previously been printed in Digital Camera or any other photographic magazine is not eligible.

How to enter?

To enter the competition you need to be a registered member of the Young Photographer of the Year site. If you’re not a member, you’ll need to register on the site – this only takes a matter of minutes.