2017 Photographer of the Year – Titles 2017-12-12T14:25:54+00:00

BCC Subjects for the 2017 competitions

1. FEBRUARY – A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY – PRINT

We need an image which relates to history in either the subject being of historic significance or generally ‘old’ (castle, Stonehenge, fossil etc), or you can give us a record of an historic event, such as a royal visit, a traditional event such as trooping the colour, St George’s Day parade, or on a more personal level a birthday party

2. MARCH – FLOATING – PDI

What we are looking for is an image showing some form of ‘suspension’, be it a ship on the sea, a hot air balloon, bird of prey, airborne feather or something more ethereal such a ghost, a misty morning etc.

3. APRIL – DERELICTION – PRINT

Signs that the subject matter of the image has suffered the ravages of time will be strong contenders for this subject. Crumbling brickwork, burnt out cars, peeling paint, buckled and rusty steelwork are all potential subjects

4. MAY – OUT OF FOCUS – PDI

There must be a significant component of the image which is out of focus. Completely out of focus to just a small element are both acceptable, but simple marginally diffuse backgrounds would not satisfy the criteria. (Where a clear differential focus technique has been employed that will be suitable).

5. JUNE – IN THE STYLE OF ANSEL ADAMS – Print

Look at the books. Visit the exhibitions. Produce your own black and white print in his style.

6. SEPTEMBER – FIRE – PDI

Flames or any other indication of fire, such as ashes, smoke, sparks, fireworks or even fire fighters and fire engines (Even the sun is just a huge ball of fire). These all become suitable targets for this subject. Time to try experimenting and get out the steel wool ???

7. OCTOBER – PUBLIC TRANSPORT – PRINT

This subject requires images that include public services transportation, including buses, taxis, railway locomotives, airliners, ferries and cruise ships all fit the bill. The transport must relate to public service vehicles and so personal transport such as private cars, bicycles, narrow boats etc. will not be acceptable.

8. NOVEMBER – ARCHES – PDI

A double Cheeseburger beckons! Other options which might be suitable include anything with an appropriate arched appearance, such as bridges, the sole of the foot, stone structures, doorways and car wheel arches etc. Make the most of the curves.

You can download a pdf version of the above details here: BCC Subjects 2017