Famous music brand NME has partnered with Nikon for the 2012 NME Music Photography Awards.
The NME Music Awards aims to find the most stunning and original music photography from both amateur and professionals. Winning images will be displayed at the home of some of the greatest photographic collections in the world, London's Getty images gallery.
Entries will be rated by NME users before going on to be judged by a specially selected expert panel.
Images shot by amateur photographers are accepted in various categories, including Live, Portrait, Reportage, Festivals, and Under-21s. All winning entries from these categories are also in with a chance of winning the Grand Prix category. There are also two categories open to professionals: Photographer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution.
Winners of each category will win Nikon camera equipment and be invited to NME’s HQ, London’s Blue Fin Building, to meet NME’s picture editor and one of NME’s established photographers for a photography master class. The best two will then be chosen to shoot a gig for NME and one eventual winner will get to shadow an NME photographer and have their work published by NME.
The competition is open from 5 July, through to the 12 September 2012. The overall winner will be announced on 3 October 2012.
For more information and to enter, visit the NME website.