Our Amateur Photographer of the Year competition always attracts thousands of superb images, and this year was no different… We are pleased to announce the APOY 2022 winners!

Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022

Tommaso Carrara, London

Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022 APOY Tommaso Carrara

Tommaso Carrara.

Tommaso won no fewer than four rounds in this year’s competition – Low Light (Round One), Best of British (Round Five), Street (Round Nine) and Action (Round Ten), which is a superb achievement. He was shortlisted in four further rounds, giving him an unassailable lead.

AP Editor Nigel Atherton says: ‘The secret to winning APOY is entering lots of rounds and being consistently good across a variety of genres. Tommaso is a deserving winner of this year’s competition, with a great set of pictures.’

piccadilly circus at night

Tommaso won Round One, Low Light, with this intriguing image, and went from strength to strength in subsequent rounds

Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022

Yousef Naser, Cairo

Young Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022 Yousef Naser

Yousef Naser.

Although Yousef didn’t win any round overall, he was placed in the top ten of five of them, and shortlisted in three others, which demonstrates that entering as many categories as possible can still win you the overall prize. It’s consistency that counts.

Nigel Atherton says: ‘Yousef is very talented for his age, and could have a bright future ahead of him.’

Young Amateur photographer of the year APOY 2022 winner

Yousef came second in Round Ten, Action, with this excellently timed shot

APOY 2022 Camera Club Award

Launceston Camera Club, Cornwall

If the name looks familiar, it’s because Launceston Camera Club also walked away with our camera club prize last year. Building on their strength, they persuaded 19 members to enter this time round – four more than in 2021, and scored a highly impressive 510 points, which is 20 up on last year. Their enthusiasm for the competition saw them take a lead early on. The question is, who will beat them next year?

Nigel Atherton says: ‘Will any other clubs step up and give Launceston a run for their money next year?’

amateur photographer of the year APOY 2022 camera club award

Pedro Landers of Launceston Camera Club came third in Round Two, Black & White

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all of the photographers what entered our APOY 2022 competition! We look forward to seeing more of your work in 2023. The competition will launch in early 2023.

In the meantime, see more great competitions to enter here.

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