HOW TO ENTEr
Here's what you need to do to take part.
Before you enter CUPOTY
Read the rules.
Decide how many photographs you wish to enter in CUPOTY. You may enter 1 for £10, 5 for £20, 15 for £30 or 30 for £40.
Take a look at the categories to see which ones to enter your photographs into.
Pay for your entry
Go to ENTER NOW > ENTER CUPOTY on the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Select the number of pictures you wish to enter.
Click the PURCHASE button.
Fill in your details and pay with a card or through PayPal.
If you are paying for entry to Young CUPOTY on behalf of your son or daughter you should fill in all the fields with your own details and add their name to the Additional Information box on the Checkout page.
Once the payment is accepted you have entered Close-Up Photographer of the Year. Now you need to send us your pictures.
Prepare your image files
Resize a copy of each image so that it is:
1280px or less along the longest edge
under 5MB in size
in the sRGB color space
without watermarks, borders or signatures
Though not essential, adding information to the description box of your image during file preparation gives you the opportunity to tell the judges anything interesting about the picture. Explaining what the photo is of, as well as where, when and how it was taken may add to our understanding of the image.
EXIF data (exposure, camera lens etc) should be kept intact where possible
Rename each image in the following order:
the category you wish to enter (animals, plants, landscape, manmade, micro or young)
your last name
your first name
a short picture title
Separate each word with a hyphen so that it looks like this:
Save the image as a JPEG file
Send your pictures to CUPOTY with WeTransfer
Click the plus symbol to add your images for entry. Please do not send zipped files or folders. (You may add and send all of your entries at once or one at a time until the deadline.)
Type in your email address, ensuring it is the same email you used for checkout in order for us to match your pictures to your payment. (The email address used should be on your receipt of payment under ‘Billed To’.)
Hit the Transfer button.
Once the image is 100% transferred it is entered into the competition and counts as one entry. It cannot be retrieved or swapped for another image.
You will get an email confirmation once we have received your images. They will then be held securely for judging.
If you can't use WeTransfer due to geographical restrictions then please send an email to email@example.com so we can arrange a different way for you to send your images.
If any of your photos make the shortlist, you will need to send us:
a full sized, full resolution JPG of your entry in the sRGB color space, with detailed captions, and
the original unedited image file, if requested.
We will be in contact with all photographers who make the shortlist about when and how to send us these files.