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© Barry Mayes, UK

TPOTY 2006

Big City

This category is about the urban environment and urban life. There are many facets to urban life and big cities are vibrant melting pots where cultures and nationalities mix. They are often large populaton centres, busy, fast paced and noisy. Amidst the chaos they are also the rich home of striking architecture, colourful markets, fine cuisine and much more. And, of course, ever city has its little oases of tranquility.

What subjects can you include?

One image which captures the big city and speaks about what it's like to visit or live there.

There are many facets to cities and city life, so the challenge is for you to capture the feel of a city in just one image. This category is for inexperienced, amateur photographers using a compact camera or basic SLR (film or digital) - even a mobile phone!.

How many images?

1 image which fits the theme. You can submit either 1 or 2 images for the same entry fee.

What are the judges looking for?

Vibrancy or subtlety, a story in your picture, a sense of atmosphere, creativity, originality.

Am I eligible?

This category is for photographers aged 19 years and over. Beginners and inexperienced amateur photographers using mobile phones, compact cameras or basic SLRs only. If you are a more experienced or professional photographer then please respect these category restrictions and do not enter this category. Please give photographers who are less experienced the chance to participate in the TPOTY awards.Your entry status will be checked before winners are announced.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category as often as you wish.


First Shot - Big City


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