We’re excited to announce the launch of the next Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year competition on 1st January 2022 with a new format, a fantastic panel of judges and a £7,750 prize fund sponsored by MPB.com.
The new competition takes place over the 12 months of 2022 with a different theme each month. Every month the Camera Jabber team will pick one winning image and nine runners up. The photographer of the winning image will receive a voucher from MPB.com to the value of £500 which can be spent on anything from a huge range of kit from the World’s biggest platform for used photographic gear.
All 10 images selected each month will then go into the shortlist (of 120) that will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges who will select the first, second and third-placed images.
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year Prizes
In addition to the monthly prize awarded to the Camera Jabber team’s favourite image each month, at the end of the year, the judging panel will select their favourite images from the 120 images shortlisted throughout the year.
At the end of the year, the photographer of the first-placed image overall, as decided by the panel of judges, will receive a voucher to the value of £1000 from MPB.com as well as a trophy and the title ‘Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2023‘. The photographers who come second and third will receive vouchers worth £500 and £250 respectively.
You don’t have to enter the competition every month, but you are welcome to do so and the more shortlisted images you have at the end of the year, the greater than chance of winning the top prize.
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year Judges
Each month the winner and 9 other shortlisted images will be selected by the Camera Jabber team. At the end of the year, we have a fantastic panel of judges to decide the 1st, 2nd and 3rd-placed images from the 120 chosen over the 12 months of 2022.
The judges are:
Ben Brain – Photographer, journalist & Sigma ambassador
Sophie Collins – Chief Marketing Office at MPB
Donna Crous – Food photographer, author, Nikon Europe ambassador and Rotolight Master of Light
Kate Hopewell-Smith – Wedding, portrait & boudoir photographer, Sony ambassador
Sanjay Jogia – Wedding photographer & Canon ambassador
Pete Reed OBE – Three times Olympic gold medal-winning rower and keen documentary photographer
Dominique Shaw – Photographer and co-founder of York Place Studios and Fujifilm ambassador
Craig Strong – Lensbaby founder
Christina Vaughan – Founder of Cultura Creative, the home of inclusive stock photography
Jeremy Walker – Landscape photographer, author & former Nikon ambassador
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2022/23 round one: New Beginnings
At 09:00 GMT (10am CET and 1am PST) on 1st January, the first round of the new Camera Jabber of the Year competition opens for entries.
The theme for the first round, which runs until 18:00 GMT (19:00 CET and 10:00 PST) on 31st January, is New Beginnings.
January is the time when we like to turn over a new leaf, look at things differently and start afresh. For the first round of our new competition we want to see images of anything that signifies a new start, whether that’s the sun rising on a new day, snowdrops emerging from the ground or the start of a new adventure.
To submit your entry visit cjpoty.com. You can submit one image per entry but make up to three entries for £2.00 plus payment processing costs.
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