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There are plenty of exciting prizes up for grabs, from a photography trip of a lifetime, drones, gift cards and more. Additionally, each winner will be featured in and awarded the highly sought after UPOTY coffee table book distributed all over the world.

Main Prize: Photography Trip of a Lifetime.

The overall UPOTY competition winner will receive a photography trip of a lifetime to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Previous winners have visited locations including Turkey, Morocco, Bhutan and Namibia.

Regional Prize

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 (you will be prompted to list your country of residence when registering for the competition).

Mobile Prize

Taking great photos on the move is easier than ever before. The winner of the mobile category will be awarded a $1K (USD) technology gift certificate. To be entered in the mobile category, your picture must have been taken on a mobile device and you must tick the mobile box on the entry page.

Youth Prize
(13-15/16-18 years old)

Our youth categories encourage the next generation of photographers to challenge our perceptions of the world around us. Winners in each category, 13-15 and 16-18 years old, will receive a GoPro package to capture stunning images and videos.

Hourly Winners

Hourly prizes will be rewarded to the 24 standout images representing each hour of the day. Each hourly winner will be awarded a $250 (USD) online gift certificate and will also be featured in the 2016 Urban Photographer of the Year coffee table book.

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