Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography

Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro and micro photography – an annual competition created to showcase images that help us see the world anew.
But its scope is far greater than that.
Its ultimate aim is to encourage you to slow down, enjoy the craft of photography, and to make connections with others who are equally passionate about the world up close.

Henri Koskinen | Seeds on Stage
Plants & Fungi Winner
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Emanuele Biggi | Namib’s Gaze
Close-up Photographer of the Year
Overall winner & Animals winner
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Hal Gage | Starburst Mud
Intimate Landscape Winner
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Marek Miś | Sugar and Salt Mixture Crystals
Micro Winner
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Celebrating close-up, macro & micro photography
more at cupoty

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Night Landscapes

35awards — a major international award created in 2015 by the creators of the professional photo community 35photo.pro. In the first year, 36 thousand people from 110 countries took part in it. In 2016, more than 76 thousand. Every year count of participants increases. In 2017, more than 103 thousand people from 160 countries took part in the competition. More than 257 thousand photos were submitted for the competition.

Rok Stirn
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Hernando Alonso Rivera Cervantes
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John Vermette
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Hugo Valle Perez
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Trashin Alexander
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Night Landscapes | Best Photos in Nomination
more at 35awards

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Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year

Take a look at the latest batch of beautiful entries to the Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition. With more than 3,500 entries overall, it’s definitely getting harder to pick out our favourites! What you see here is just a tiny proportion of worthy entries.

Still Life — Claire Fahey
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Creative — Matt Kirk
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Monochrome — Andy Cole
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Architecture — Carl Richardson
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Landscape — Jo Bryant
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Welcome to the 2019 Sigma D-Photo Amateur Photographer of the Year competition!
The competition is now open for entries!

There are 11 categories to get involved in, and we’re excited to welcome new additions Astro, Still Life, and Portrait.

There are great prizes to be won for each category, plus the fantastic grand prize winner’s bundle from Sigma.

Entries close 11.59pm on Sunday, 23 June 2019.

details at D-Photo

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BigPicture

Winners from the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition

Grand Prize
Black Grouse Showing Off by Audun Rikardsen
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Aquatic Life
Sea Dragon by Pier Mane
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Art of Nature
Clouds of Salt by Chiara Salvadori
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Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora
Duality by Armand Sarlangue
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Human/Nature
The Human Touch by James Gifford
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Winners from the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition
more at bigpicturecompetition.org

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Fall in Love with the #SISwimSearch Final Six!

From 10,000 Instagram videos and in-person interviews to 67 finalists to the Sweet(est) 16.
And now only six women will move forward as a part of this year’s 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model search competition.

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Fall in Love with the #SISwimSearch Final Six!
more at Sports Illustrated

A la recherche du Nouveau Portrait Photographique

Pour la sixième année consécutive, les LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019 sont à la recherche, dans le monde entier, des photographes réalisant les plus captivants des portraits.
Il nous tarde d’admirer de nouvelles approches innovantes ainsi que des œuvres traditionnelles exceptionnelles – de l’autoportrait décalé au portrait artistique de familles, amis, groupes et gens ordinaires de tous les coins du monde. Ce concours est ouvert à tout le monde et à toutes les interprétations du portrait, du portrait en studio avec éclairage professionnel au portrait réalisé sur smartphone lors de vos voyages.

Marcin Bojarczuk
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Ornella Mazzola
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Michele Iacobini
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Emily Neville
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Neil Kremer, Cory Johnson
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Présentez votre travail et il sera évalué par les rédacteurs de LensCulture et pourra bénéficier d’une visibilité immédiate dans notre Galerie du Concours et sur nos réseaux sociaux. Au total c’est un public de plus de 3 millions de personnes que vous toucherez. Les participants à notre concours bénéficieront d’une énorme visibilité en ligne pendant toute la durée du concours, alors inscrivez-vous au plus tôt et profitez de cette opportunité !
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A la recherche du Nouveau Portrait Photographique
plus de détails à lensculture

Members Choice 2018

The Guild of Photographers had well over a thousand entries to the IOM each month of the competition during 2018 and we saw some totally amazing images, as you will know!
Judging them and choosing winners is not an easy task – far from it! However, the judges have now done their bit and selected an overall Image of the Year!
It’s now your turn, as we also have a Member’s Image of the Year Title too! Being selected by your peers to win this accolade is an incredible achievement, so this is an important ending to the competition year!

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Members Choice 2018
more at Photo Guild