Urban Photographer of the Year 2016 Competition

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Urban Photographer of the Year 2016 CompetitionTheme: “Cities of Connections: People, Places, and Perspectives”


  • Overall winner
  • Three regional winners (Americas, EMEA, Asia PacificOne winner per 24 hour category (24 winners in total)
  • One mobile winner
  • Two youth category winners (13–15 / 16–18)


  • The overall UPOTY competition winner will receive a photography trip of a lifetime to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend.
  • Regional winners will be able to take their photos to brand new heights with a photography drone. There will be three regional winners, one for each region – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and Americas
  • The winner of the mobile category will be awarded a $1000 (USD) technology gift certificate.
  • Winners in each category, 13-15 and 16-18 years old, will receive a GoPro package to capture stunning images and videos.

You can submit a minimum of one photo or a maximum of 24 photos (one for each hourly category).

Image requirements: jpg format; at least 300 dpi; RGB/SRGB colour; between 1MB and 8MB in size.

Judging criteria:

  • Impact
  • Creativity & style
  • Composition
  • Image or print presentation
  • Centre of interest
  • Lighting
  • Colour balance
  • Technical excellence
  • Photographic technique
  • Story telling & subject matter


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