Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2018

The winner will receive £2,000


The overall winner of OPOTY 2018 will receive £2,000 cash, and we’re thrilled to announce that this year each of the category winners will be receiving a superb Fjällräven Award to the value of £500. Fjällräven creates garments for a lifetime in nature. Garments to keep you warm and dry, all year round. No matter where you’re going, Fjällräven offers durable and functional equipment, produced on nature’s terms. This year’s OPOTY category winners will have the chance to use their Fjällräven Awards to assemble a set of outdoor kit from Fjällräven’s extensive range.

From raging storms in the mountains to the stillness of the whitened forests, Fjällräven welcomes all that nature brings. Never to conquer it but, like the best outdoor photographers, to enjoy and appreciate. With their Fjällräven Awards, the category winners in OPOTY 2018 will be free to explore nature no matter what conditions they encounter.


The prestigious title of Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2018 is given for the photograph, chosen from the adult category winners, that the judges feel is the best single image entered. The winner will receive £2,000 and also be awarded the coveted Outdoor Photographer of the Year slate trophy.

Category winners will each receive a £500 Fjällräven Award to get equipment, garments and accessories to enhance their outdoor photography experience.

To give you some idea of the range of products to choose from, go to fjallraven.co.uk.


The Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition (“The Competition”) is open to both UK and overseas readers of Outdoor Photography and members of the general public.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

1 All images submitted must be the entrant’s own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third party materials including third party trademarks or trade names and/or content that you do not have permission to use.
All images submitted must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable UK or local legislation or regulations. If the Promoter has reason to believe your entry is not the entrant’s own work or otherwise breaches these terms and conditions, then the entrant’s image will not be considered. Images must not previously have won a category or overall prize in any national or international-level photography competition. Copyright of all entries remains with the photographer at all times, but the Promoter and the sponsors of the Competition and their associated group companies reserve the right to use, publish and republish entries in connection with the Competition, without payment.
2 The entrant of a winning entry of one of the Competition Categories, including the Under 18 and Overall Winner categories, grants the Promoter and sponsors the right to use their name and town or city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying them as the author of the winning image(s).
3 The entrant must be the sole author and owner of copyright.
4 It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that they comply with ownership and copyright requirements.
5 It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure they have the relevant model and/or property releases and licences, where required.
6 The organisers and sponsors of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition reserve the right to free reproduction and publication of entered images, but only in connection with this competition.

By entering this Competition the entrant grants permission to the Promoter and sponsors and their associated group companies to reproduce the entrants photos in any media (including without limitation on the OPOTY Website, in the Outdoor Photography Magazine, and in the OPOTY book or bookazine) whether or not the image is selected as a winning entry of any of the categories, but only in connection with this competition.


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