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 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).
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.
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 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.