Prizes

Win a share of the £4,000+ prize pool.


 
 
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Grand Prize

£1,000 + Prizes

The overall winner of the competition will receive the Close-up Photographer of the Year trophy and win £2,500 worth of prizes.

The prize fund includes £1,000, a SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens and a SIGMA sd Quattro camera in addition to the £300 prize for winning a category.

 
 
SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens

SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens

The first dedicated macro lens in SIGMA’s high performance Art line of lenses.

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SIGMA sd Quattro camera

SIGMA sd Quattro camera

Featuring SIGMA’s unique Foveon X3 image sensor, the sd Quattro captures images with 39-megapixel-equivalent resolution. 

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CATEGORY WINNER

 
 

£300

The adult entrants judged to have taken the best individual picture in each category (Animals, Plants & fungi, Intimate landscape, Manmade and Micro) will win £300. 

 

 

Young CUPOTY

 
 
SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens

SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens

The entrant aged 17 or under who has taken the best picture according to our judges will be awarded a SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens worth £499 and be named Young Close-up Photographer of the Year.

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The Top 100

Up to 100 of the best pictures entered into the competition, as chosen by our judges, will be displayed in our interactive online exhibition. This will be a permanent Hall of Fame for the photographers selected.