Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017


30th November 2017

Who may enter
The competition is open to all amateur photographers. There is no age limit for entering, and international entries will be accepted.

The contest is organised by the Amateur Photographer, a British photography magazine.

The contest is divided into eight monthly rounds, each one focusing on a specific theme.

  Theme    Synopsis   Announced  Closes   Results  
  Magical Monochrome     Black & White   25 Mar   29 Apr   3 Jun
  Hit the streets   Street photography    6 May   27 May   8 Jul
  Small wonders   Macro nature   3 Jun   24 Jun   12 Aug
  City clickers   Cityscapes   1 Jul   29 Jul   30 July
  Into the wild   Wildlife   5 Aug   26 Aug   27 Aug
  Creative eye   Abstract Art   2 Sep   30 Sep   24 Sept
  Land lovers   Landscapes   7 Oct   28 Oct   29 Oct
  Face to face   Portraiture   4 Nov   30 Nov   26 Nov

Entry fees

The first entry to each round is free.

Prizes are awarded to the first-placed entrants for each round. The winner of each round will receive prizes from Sigma.
The title of Amateur Photographer of the Year will be determined by combining results across all eight rounds. 

Please visit to learn more about the competition.