Los Angeles CA— The 2015 competition has been the most successful since it began back in 2006 and due to popular demand the deadline has been extended. The competition will now close at midnight on August 14, 2015.
More than 12,500 entries have already been received from 97 countries across the globe, our best year yet. Photos include rush hour in India, a Chicago sunset, gridlock in Bangkok and much more. The competition is free to enter, and open to both professional and amateur photographers. You can enter up to 24 images, each representing an hour of the day. Those who have already entered fewer than 24 images may submit additional entries for a chance to win.
The overall winner will be crowned the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year, and will win a photography trip of a lifetime. Prizes will also be awarded to regional winners in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia Pacific and the Americas and for the 24 standout images representing each hour of the day.
The total prize fund is worth over £50,000 (~US$77,935) and includes a Canon camera worth £1,500 (~US$2,335), a top of the range iPad and much more. Find out more about the prizes here. Past winners have visited Turkey, Morocco, Bhutan and Namibia, after capturing “Cities at Work” across the globe. Winning images can be found here.
For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition, CBRE will make a donation to leading children’s development charity, Plan International.