Ambitious young snappers take note: the Times Young Photographer of the Year Award, sponsored by Canon, has begun its search for entries.
The ninth edition of the award was launched on July 15 and entries close on August 31. The eventual winner will receive a six month placement to the Times where they will receive photojournalist training. The winner will also be presented with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and lenses.
Entrants will need to submit images in three categories: Lifestyle, Portraiture and Reportage.
After entries close, six finalists will be set an assignment by Times picture editor and Red Bull Illume Judge, Paul Sanders. The finalists will have their work displayed at London's Business Design Centre at the end of October.
“Winning this competition has become one of the most prestigious prizes for young photographers," says Sanders. "It has a proven pedigree of placing young talent in a position to fulfill their dreams."
Information and entry details can be found here: www.timesonline.co.uk/youngphotographer