CB Richard Ellis are proud to announce the Launch of our
URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Now in its second year, the competition sets a brief for photographers to explore working life in towns and cities at any time during a 24-hour day. There are 24 sponsored Hourly Prizes and three Grand Prizes to be won. Last year the competition was only open to the UK and we received over 1,500 entries. This year the competition is going broader to cover the whole of Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The Structure of the competition revolves around the 24 prizes – with one awarded to the best photo for each hour of the day. On top of this, an overall winner and two runners-up will also be chosen.
First Prize: A Photo Safari for two to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, including accommodation & flights. Second Prize: A place on a course with renowned photographers, Yerbury Studios, UK. Third Prize: Photography equipment from professional suppliers, Lastolite.
Hourly Prizes: Range of photographic equipment & professional materials to photography association memberships & mentoring from the industry’s top professionals.
Last year’s competition was the largest of it’s kind in the UK and was judged by a high profile panel chaired by leading international photography consultant and mentor, Martin Grahame-Dunn FMPA.
This year the judging panel will consist of: Moray MacLennan, Worldwide CEO, M&C Saatchi Derek Poulston, Sales Director, One Vision Imaging Charles Garnett, Urban Photographer of the Year 2008 Oliver Jackson, Architectural Photographer, UAE Stefan Sonntag, internationally renowned photographer based in Munich Mike Strong, EMEA Chairman, CB Richard Ellis Last year’s winner, Charles Garnett, a teacher from Glasgow, recently returned from his prize-winning trip to Marrakech, where had had spent a week on a photo-safari that ranged from the architecture and business life of the Souks and Riads of Marrakech to the Berber villages of the High Atlas and the Sahara Desert. Charles won with his unique image of three Glaswegian dinner ladies. Charles said his image captured the spirit of school life: ‘The dinner ladies work hard and brighten up everyone’s school day as they dish up meals with a smile, topped off with a little bit of light humour,” he said. Last years winning entry and runners up can be viewed on our dedicated competition website: www.cbrephotographer.com
The URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS competition is open to all photographers, professional and amateur aged 16 years and over. Entries close on 4th December 2009. For more details and to see last years winner and finalists please visit www.cbrephotographer.com. Find us on facebook – CB Richard Ellis Urban Photographer Awards and Twitter: cbrephoto. Kind Regards, CB Richard Ellis Ireland
(Please see www.cbrephotographer.com for all competition and entry details)