Los Angeles CA— CBRE has launched its global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.” Now in its 10th year, the competition continues to grow, with the 2015 event attracting more than 21,000 entries from 113 countries around the world.
This year’s theme invites photographers to submit photos that capture moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life.
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 will be awarded a special photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Other prizes include photography drones, GoPro packages and more.
Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, says, “CBRE has the unique opportunity to play a critical role in both shaping and celebrating stories of the urban environment. We are proud to honor the richness and diversity of city life around the world and encourage photographers to capture the essence of the urban environment.”
The Urban Photographer of the Year competition 2015 overall winner, Oscar Rialubin, won with his highly impactful image, ‘Xyclop’, a powerful portrait of a horologist at work.
Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the third year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan International’s Youth Advisory Panel and Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Plan International CEO, will also join the expert panel of judges to determine the overall winner. For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition, CBRE will make a donation to Plan International, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.
About the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition
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Key terms – for full Terms and Conditions, please visit the website
Maximum entries: Each entrant may submit one Photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of twenty-four (24) photos (each representing a different hour of the day) per person for the entire Contest Period.
Copyright/Usage: By submitting a Photo, entrant grants Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries a perpetual, unlimited worldwide royalty free license (including the right to sub license), for the maximum legal term of the Photo’s copyright protection, with full title guarantee and right to post, publish, and otherwise make use of, entrant’s first name, last initial, address (city/state/country), likeness or picture, biographical information, Photo description(s) and any Photo submitted in publication and/or on the internet, for advertising and/ or promotional use in any media in connection with and/or related to the Contest or a similar competition run by the Sponsor or any of its group companies without notice or compensation of any kind. For this purpose the entrant undertakes to conclude and sign (and/ or for entrants under the age of 18, to procure that his/ her parent or legal guardian conclude and sign) all the agreements and documents considered to be necessary in order for the license to be valid and effective
Entrant agrees that all applicable taxes, fees and other levies on any prize are solely the winner’s responsibility.
Copyright in all Photos remains the property of the entrant at all times; however, in addition to the above licence, entrants agree to the maximum extent permitted by law, to waive all or not to assert any of their moral rights in the photos (or equivalent rights anywhere in the world) as against the Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries in particular but without limitation the right to be referenced as the photographer or owner of the image or to modify in any way the submitted Photos to the extent permitted by law.
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 EMEA charity programme which aims to raise €850,000 to help 135,000 children have an education in Sierra Leone following the Ebola crisis.