Magical Monochrome

Close on April 28, 2018
Magical Monochrome
Territory: Worldwide
Theme(s): Open
Eligibility: Amateur photographers
Entry: Free
Prize: Equipment
The UK's oldest and most prestigious photo competition for amateur photographers returns, bigger and better than ever!

Over the years AP readers have sent us some incredible images, so 26 years ago we decided to launch the Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. Since then, APOY has received thousands and thousands of entries, with many of them taking the judges' breath away. Entries have come from across the globe, whether they've been shot with a smartphone, a plastic camera or a top-of-the-range DSLR.

APOY 2017 follows a different format from last year. This time we're working in partnership with Photocrowd, who will be hosting all the entered images on their website. Visit for details on how to enter.

The competition is open to all amateur photographers, but please note that those entrants who live outside the UK who win any of the prizes will be liable for any local import taxes.

After the closing date of each round, all the entries will be narrowed down to a shortlist, from which we'll decide the overall winner of that round. There will be one winner as selected by an expert panel of judges and then one winner as voted for by the members of Photocrowd, who will win a print subscription to Amateur Photographer magazine.

The images will appear on Photocrowd, and the highest rated entries are also published in Amateur Photographer. After the eight rounds, the overall winner will be chosen by a mix of crowd and expert votes.

The lucky winner will then be crowned the Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017.
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