The Digital Photographer of the Year Awards are now open!


Enter your best shots now for a chance to win a Samsung NX30!

The Digital Photographer of the Year Awards are now open!

We are pleased to announce the Digital Photographer of the Year Awards have officially opened for entries!

Enter now for your chance to win some fantastic new Samsung kit. The Awards will be divided into ten sections and the final winner of each one will win a Samsung NX30 and kit lens worth £899.99. The competition is open to residents of the UK only and is open for entries until 23/10/14. The awards will be judged by celebrity and fashion photographer Dan Kennedy, Senior News Photographer for Getty images Peter Macdiarmid, Landscape pro Mark Bauer and Digital Photographer editor Amy Squibb.

The categories are:

• Portrait and self-portrait
• Landscape
• Macro
• Wildlife
• Family and home
• Action and sport
• Night shots and light painting
• Travel
• Fashion and weddings
• On the move and mobile

All the best everyone – we can’t wait to see the fantastic shots you have to offer!

Click here to submit your photos now.

About the judges…

Peter Macdiarmid, senior news photographer for Getty images
Peter Macdiarmid has photographed cover assignments all over the world for The Independent and The Daily Telegraph newspapers, as well as working for Reuters before joining Getty Images as senior news photographer in 2005. 

Peter’s work has been recognised with awards from the Picture Editor’s Awards and has also been named News Photographer of The Year by the Press Photographers Year Awards and recently became a Pulitzer finalist for his work on the Arab Spring.

Dan Kennedy, celebrity and fashion photographer
Dan Kennedy has photographed for major publications from The Guardian, to Glamour, Heat, Hello and The Independent. He’s photographed celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Kiera Knightly, David Beckham, Madonna and Naomi Campbell, as well as working for major fashion labels Lacoste and River Island. He’s also worked with companies as diverse as ITV, Nikon and the BBC.

Mark Bauer, landscape photographer
Regular contributor to Digital Photographer Mark Bauer is a professional landscape photographer based in Dorset. He is the author of two coffee table books – Romantic Dorset and Perfect Wiltshire – and co-author (with Ross Hoddinott) of a photography technique book, The Landscape Photography Workshop.

Amy Squibb, Editor of Digital Photographer
Digital Photographer‘s editor Amy Squibb has been working in the publishing industry for over 8 years, previously leading sister title Photography for Beginners, a publication granted the Plain English award. A keen gig and portrait photographer, Amy loves exploring new products and trying out new techniques.

Ten prizes are available, one Samsung NX30 and 18-55mm lens for each category of the Awards. Prizes will be awarded and presented after December 2014. The exact date and time will be confirmed with the winners closer to the event. Winners will need to cover their own travel and related expenses. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash and Imagine Publishing has the right to substitute the prize with an item of equal or higher value. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. This competition is only open to UK residents.



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    • Pauldale Foto

      Hi, not sure how many entries in each category we can post? Anyone know?

    • maryury vanegas

      I’m a little disappointed because I live outside UK. Anyway, good luck everyone.

    • Justin Minns

      Hi, When is the closing date, how many photos can we enter and can we see the T&Cs? Thanks 🙂

    • Nathan Gonzales

      can a UK permanent resident but working abroad join the competition?

    • Paul Hands

      What is the resolution and image size to upload?

    • Not very good with there rules and regs. are they?! What size should the files be,how many can be entered at one time…one category or all ten? JPEG’S or Tiff’s??

    • Dominique Dubied

      I am a Swiss reader of the magazine since several years and I am disapointed not to be able to participate.

    • Gav

      Any update on the below questions?

    • Sarang Fadnis

      Hey keep it open next time for other parts of the world using Samsung cam digitally. ..