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CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Competition Opens for Entries

Annual Urban Photography Competition Offers Prize of Luxury Photo-Safari for Best Images of ‘Cities at Work’

San Diego CA— CBRE has launched its global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities at Work”. Now in its ninth year, the competition continues to attract photographers from around the world. This year the contest challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them in an ever changing global landscape.

The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. A unique element to the competition allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner of the competition will be able to choose a luxury photo safari from a range of exotic locations sponsored by CBRE. Prizes will also be awarded to regional winners in Europe, Asia and the Americas and for the 24 standout images representing each hour of the day.

Over the past eight years the competition has built up a unique and unrivalled insight into urban life. Previous winners have captured life in the souks of Marrakech, early morning commutes in Hong Kong and a jeweler lost in her work in Düsseldorf.

Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, adds “The creativity this initiative fuels inside CBRE is simply outstanding. The Urban Photographer of the Year initiative also provides a unique opportunity to extend the reach and relevance of our brand to more consumers outside the commercial real estate space.”

Global children’s development charity Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner will be involved in the competition for the second year. The competition’s young person’s category (aged 11-15) will again be judged by Plan’s Youth Advisory Panel. For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition CBRE will make a donation to Plan International.

Maximum entries: Each individual may submit one image for each hour of the competition (a maximum of 24 images). All images entered and subsequently shortlisted as finalists, will be considered for the ultimate prize of Urban Photographer of the Year, regardless of the hour that they are entered for.

Copyright/Usage: At no stage of this competition, or subsequent to it, shall CBRE, or any of the competition sponsors, lay any claim whatsoever to the ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights in the images entered into the competition. Where images are used, other than in the usage agreement in the conditions of entry, CBRE will print a credit to the photographer. You shall indemnify CBRE, its employees, contractors and agents and keep them indemnified against all losses, costs, claims, demands, damages and expenses (each whether direct or indirect) arising from any claim that any materials or information you submit infringe the rights of any third party.

By entering, competitors agree to their images to be held on CBRE databases and used in conjunction with the promotion of the competition. Should CBRE choose to use any competitor’s image entered into the competition, for any purpose other than the direct promotion of the competition, it (CBRE) shall apply directly to that photographer and be eligible to pay fees at a 50% discount to standard stock rates of its current agencies. This does not constitute a commitment by CBRE to use any entrant’s images, in any way whatsoever. CBRE does not own the copyright of any image or any component part thereof. All credit for these photographs and any component parts thereof will be assigned to the original author(s).

Charitable donation: CBRE has also pledged a donation to Plan International for the first 20,000 entries received in this year’s competition. The funds will support our new EMEA charity programme which aims to raise €850,000 to help 135,000 children have an education in Sierra Leone.

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