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Rugby Photographer of the 12 months needs your entries

The 2023 ‘Rugby Photographer of the 12 months’ competitors has been formally launched, aiming to acknowledge and have a good time the best images rugby has to supply.

Final 12 months’s competitors noticed over 600 photographers from greater than 30 nations take part, and this 12 months’s occasion is anticipated to be even greater.

Organized in affiliation with Canterbury, the competitors has develop into a sought-after platform for photographers to showcase their expertise in capturing compelling moments from the world of rugby. The principle goal is to focus on the varied abilities of rugby photographers and showcase the game’s innate magnificence.

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The competition offers the chance for the winner’s work to be featured in an exclusive exhibition at the prestigious World Rugby Museum, located at Twickenham Stadium.

A panel of expert judges, including notable figures from rugby and photography, will carefully review all the entries and select shortlisted photographs in various categories. All shortlisted entries will be displayed in the exhibition at the World Rugby Museum, gaining recognition for their work.

The overall winner, crowned as the ‘Rugby Photographer of the Year,’ will be announced at a special event hosted at the World Rugby Museum in September. The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000 sponsored by Canterbury and a full set of bespoke Canterbury team wear, which they can donate to a rugby team of their choice, sharing their success with the rugby community.

Category winners will be revealed online before the awards evening, and their work will also feature in a special edition of the Rugby Journal, further showcasing their talent.

With the competition gaining momentum, additional prizes from sponsors are expected to enhance the allure of the event. Rugby enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate the striking imagery that will capture the intensity and passion of the game.

Categories include:

Young Photographer of the Year
Open to photographers aged seventeen years and under.

Portrait Photographer of the Year
An image of any individual involved in the game: player, coach, volunteer or spectator.

Action Photographer of the Year
A photograph that brings to life the split-second moments that embody the sport.

The Spirit of Rugby
An image from beyond the eighty minutes, that reflects the spirit of the game.

Landscape Photographer of the Year
A picture that is as much about the setting as the game itself, that gives a sense of place.

Portfolio Photographer of the Year
A collection of up to ten images from different matches in the same season, reflecting a body of work.

To enter, CLICK HERE.

Entries must have been taken between 1st April 2022 and July 16th 2023. You can enter only one (1) image per category, except for the Portfolio of the Year category where you can submit ten (10) images to show a body of work.

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