2019 02 28 Close-up Photographer of the Year competition

The Competition


Close-up Photographer of the Year competition

Callforentries logo colouredPhotographing a trooping funnel mushroom or grizzled skipper butterfly could win you 1,000 cash and more than 1,200 worth of SIGMA camera equipment in the first ever Close-up Photographer of the Year competition (CUPOTY), which closes on 28th February.

CUPOTY is seeking close-up, macro and micro photographs that help us see the world anew by revealing the often overlooked details of animals, plants, natural materials, and objects. 

Entrants have until 23.59 (GMT) on 28th February 2019 to enter the competition via the website: www.cupoty.com

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This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Artists Bill of Rights


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  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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