Call for entries: Close-Up Photographer of the Year 2021
Now in its third iteration, the annual Close-Up Photographer of the Year competition has opened for entries.
The global competition seeks to celebrate the best close-up, macro and micro photography on the international stage.
Last year the competition attracted over 6500 entries from more than 50 countries around the world.
This year, the prize pool has been increased to a total of £5300, with the overall winner set to take home £2500 in cash.
Each category winner will also receive a cash prize, totalling £300, except for the Young Close-Up Photographer of the Year who will receive a product prize valued at £700— a SIGMA 105mm f2.8 DG DN MACRO Art lens.
There are nine categories open to entrants, with entries closing on May 23 2021.
The nine categories include: Animals, Insects, Plants & Fungi, Intimate Landscape, Manmade Micro, Young Close-Up Photographer of the Year, as well as two new categories, Underwater and Butterflies & Dragonflies.
Judging is scheduled to take place in July, with the winning entrants set to be announced in September.
To find out more information about the competition and to see past winners, you can visit the website here.