Close-up Photographer of the Year 2021


23 May 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers of any nationality.

The competition is organised by Tracy Calder and Daniel Calder.

All images entered in the competition should be close-up, macro or taken with a microscope.

“ Any image that shows the subject closer and in greater detail than would be seen with the naked eye is counted as a close-up photograph and can be entered in the competition.

‘Close-up’ is the spirit of the competition, but not its definition. We aim to show small flora and fauna in the wider environment and slightly wider details of the landscape around us as well as scaling in to macro, extreme macro and then to the microscopic.

Entrants aged 18 or over can enter the following eight categories:
Butterflies & Dragonflies
Plants & Fungi
Intimate Landscape

Entrants aged 17 or under should enter Young CUPOTY.

Previous Winners

Photo by Galice Hoarau. Overall winner 2020. MORE IMAGES

Photo by Emanuele Biggi. Overall winner 2019. MORE IMAGES

Entry fees
£10 – 1 image
£20 up to 6 images
£30 up to 15 images
£40 up to 30 images
Young CUPOTY – £5 up to 15 images

• Overall winner: £2,500
• Category winners: £300
• Young Close-up Photographer of the Year will be awarded the SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art lens and USB Dock.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.