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Close-up Photographer of the Year

Open calls | 22 November 2018 - 10 February 2019

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.


Open to all!

Anyone can enter, from any country, using any type of camera.

The Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) competition is open to everyone except those working for CUPOTY (‘the Organisers’) and the Judges (including their families and relatives).

Enter up to 30 pictures across any of the 5 adult categories and up to 15 images in Young CUPOTY.


Win prizes!

A prize fund worth over £4,000 is shared between the overall winner and six category winners.