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Close-up Photographer of the Year 2021

Show the world what close-up, macro and micro photography can be and you could win the £2,500 cash prize, trophy and title of Close-up Photographer of the Year.

Put your pictures in front of an elite judging panel and global audience – show them things they’ve never seen before, make them look again at something familiar, or wow them with the beauty and wonder of the world up close. 

We are open for entries until 23rd May, 2021 at

The competition is open to anyone of any age, from any country, using any type of camera, phone or light microscope.

There are 9 categories to choose from:
Butterflies & Dragonflies
Plants & Fungi
Intimate Landscape
Micro (for images taken with a microscope or objective)
Young (for under 18s)

The prizes are:
£2,500 – Overall winner
£300 – Category winner
SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens
Young (Under 18) winner
Finalists appear in the permanent Top 100 online exhibition
Shortlisted photographers appear in our online gallery for a year

Photographers retain the copyright of their images. We support the Artists Bill of Rights.

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