The Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the Year Awards are now open for entries here.
The competition celebrates the great work done by keen amateur photographers throughout Ireland and beyond. The term amateur simply denotes those who are passionate about their photography but do not make their living from it and the competition is open to all amateur photographers, from the serious hobbyist to the casual snappers.
The images can be carefully composed sets of photographs, works of photographic art, or snapshots which show inventiveness and spontaneity.
The judges are looking for photographers who demonstrate a keen eye, and images that have impact, originality, and creativity. There are two major awards up for grabs - the overall Amateur Photographer of the Year award and the Photograph of the Year award. Both awards come with a cash prize of €1,000 as well as a trophy.
A selection of photographs entered in this year’s Awards will appear online at irishtimes.com and in print editions of The Irish Times showcasing individual photographer's work - the photographers will be fully credited when their work appears, and the work will only appear in connection with the Awards.
Once the entries start flowing in we plan to run weekly galleries of entries throughout the eight-week competition.
Closing date: May 31st