2016 Outdoor Photographer of the Year

The Outdoor Photographer of the Year (OPOTY) is a prestigious nature and adventure photography contest. Run by Outdoor Photography Magazine, and with a diverse range of categories, this competition attracts adventure and wildlife photographers from all over the world.

Closing Date

November 2nd 2016

Categories

Light on the Land
Wildlife Insight
Live the Adventure
At the Water’s Edge
Small World
Under Exposed
Spirit of Travel
Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016 (for ages 18 and under)

Prizes

The overall winner of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016 will be sent off, on a once in lifetime experience with a Polar Expedition on a Photographic Assignment to the Arctic, with Fjallraven Polar.
Each Category winner will receive £200 in cash, and a Fjallraven Kanken n.2 Black Edition backpack.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is £8 for submitting up to 8 images. You can enter as many categories as you want, and you can enter each category more than once if you want to submit more than 8 images to any particular category, upon payment of the additional fees.
The Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016 is FREE to enter.

Entry Requirements

The Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2016 is open to all photographers, amateur, student and professional, and the general public both in the UK, and overseas.

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