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Record prize purse on offer for Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year competition

16/03/11 Future, the special-interest media group, has launched its eighth annual Digital Camera magazine Photographer of the Year competition (www.poty2011.com).

The world’s largest online photography contest, Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year attracts more than 100,000 entries from amateur and professional photographers from all around the globe.

It returns for 2011 boasting its biggest prize purse yet – over £20,000 of cash, photography equipment and goodies.

Matthew Pierce, Group Publisher of Future’s Digital Creative portfolio, says:

“With a record year in 2010, it’s clear that photography competitions don’t get bigger than Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year! For 2011, we’re offering an even bigger cash prize pool and more camera equipment then ever before for the winning photographers.

“As well as the classic categories, we’ve added a new pair for 2011: ‘Plants & Gardens’ & ‘Family and Friendship’, and we’re expecting to see fascinating entries from novice and expert photographers alike. One thing’s certain: the judges are going to have an even bigger job this year.”

A panel of leading professional photographers and industry experts selects winners from across ten hotly contested categories, with the best image in each receiving £1,500. The second-placed picture gets £400, while the third-placed entrant wins a membership to the Royal Photographic Society worth more than £100.

The best of the best is chosen from the ten category champions as the overall winner, receiving £1,000 of equipment as well as the international recognition that comes with being named Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year 2011.

Entry to the 2011 competition costs £10 for 50 images across the categories – just 20p per submitted photo.

Geoff Harris, Editor of Digital Camera, says:

“2010’s competition was the best yet and we hope the changes we’ve made for 2011 will make it even better. Sharing out the prizes means we can reward more people than ever before for their great photography, making Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year even more accessible to enthusiasts and new DSLR owners.”

Digital Camera’s Photographer of the Year (www.poty2011.com) is organised in conjunction with Digital Camera magazine’s sister site PhotoRadar (www.photoradar.com). The 2011 competition is now open and all submissions must be in before 2pm on Friday, September 30.


Notes to Editors:

The world’s largest online photography contest, Digital Camera Photographer of the Year looks for images that are creative, inspirational and technically superb.

Since 2004, it’s attracted thousands of entries every year from photographers everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe. 2010 was the biggest year yet – more than 114,000 submissions coming in from 123 different countries.

The categories for Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011 are:





Creative Licence



Action & Movement

Family & Friendship

Plants & Gardens

About Future:

Future plc is an international special-interest media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).  Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events.  We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts.  Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine.  Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, and techradar.com.  Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 20 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events.  In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.



For more information:

Please contact Steve Wright on 01225 822803 or steve.wright@futurenet.com