BBC News website launches its BBC News Photographer of the Year 2006
The overall winner will be given the title of BBC News Photographer of
the Year and the chance to shoot a photo-based story of their choice to
go on display on the BBC News website.
There will also be a separate prize given to the photograph that most
catches the eye of the BBC News website team.
Phil Coomes, the BBC News Website Picture Editor said:
"Our readers love to look at pictures and this is a chance to
see their own work featured on the BBC News website. Last
year we had over 12,000 entries, many of which were really strong and
made the selection of twelve pictures for each round really tough
With a tip for readers wishing to enter this year's competition he
"The trick is to work around the subject, don't just go for
the obvious and really push your photographic skills.
Here are the categories competition hopefuls can enter their pictures
under and the closing dates for entry:
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Following the closing date for each theme, the twelve best pictures
will be selected by our picture desk and displayed in a picture gallery
on the site. BBC News Website readers will then be asked to vote for
The two photos that get the most votes will go forward to the final
when readers will decide who is awarded the title of BBC News
Photographer of the Year.
Last year's final was very close-run, with the eventual winner being JP
Trenque. Martina Brandsetter came a close second. Both pictures
To enter the 2006 competition, snappers should send their pictures to
the BBC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Competition details can be found by going to: www.bbc.co.uk/inpictures from the 18th July
Entrants need to put ‘Photographer of the Year’
plus their chosen theme in the subject heading of their e-mail, as well
as including their name and some background information on what their
image is about.
Submissions must be in digital form; ideally Jpeg files with a height
or width of around 800 pixels. Specific questions about the competition
can be addressed to the BBC picture editor at the
‘email@example.com’ e-mail address.