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Get Involved

Want to know how to get involved with us at Amateur Photographer? From social media features to having your work published in the magazine, here are the top ways:

How to get involved with Amateur Photographer Magazine

Social Media!

We are on FacebookTwitterInstagram, YouTube and TikTok

Follow us, tag us in your posts and stories, comment and share.

We regularly look at our tagged photos for re-sharing to our social media feeds.


AP Community features

We share call outs on our social media, giving our readers and online community the opportunity to feature in the magazine. Recent call outs have included: favourite portrait kit, buildings around the world to photograph, urban landscapes and favourite lenses.

How to enter:

Keep an eye on our socials! When we post a call out, reply to the post in the comments with your response and you will be contacted if selected.


Picture of the Week

Every week we select photos shared with us on social media to be featured in our Good to Share segment in the magazine. 3-4 photographers are selected to be published each week, with one lucky photographer being selected as our Picture of the Week.

The AP Picture of the Week winners will be shared on our website and social media, and currently win a beautifully framed print of their winning image worth up to £100 from our 2024 sponsors, ThisPicture.

How to enter:

Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #appicoftheweek or email your best shot to us at ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk

Your photos can be taken on a digital camera, film camera or smartphone. All genres are accepted.

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Smartphone Picture of the Week

Every week we select a photograph taken on a phone to be featured on our website and social media as AP Smartphone Picture of the Week.

How to enter:

Share your phone photos on social media using the hashtag #apsmartphonepicoftheweek or email your best shot to us at ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk


Reader Portfolio

Our 2-page Reader Portfolio segment of the magazine spotlights readers’ excellent images and how they captured them.

Reader Portfolio winners receive a one-year subscription to a Gold Portfolio Series website worth £300. UK domain name included. Kindly provided by Amazing Internet.

How to enter:

Send 4-6 low resolution images and some text about yourself to ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk – if successful you will be emailed. All photographers can enter – whether you shoot with a digital, smartphone or film camera!

Guidance for your portfolio:

  • We recommend sticking to one genre, and not mixing colour and black & white images.
  • Consider how you use colour, light and composition within your photographs.
  • Portfolios with an interesting story or interlinking theme throughout tend to do well.

Read our full guide.

Need some inspiration? Tracy Calder shares the story behind her Plant Scars portfolio.


The Great British Photo Walk

In collaboration with The Great Outdoors, and sponsored by TECNO, we are encouraging all photographers to get out into the British landscape, each week this year we’ll be selecting a stunning landscape photograph from around the UK to share on our social media.

All you have to do is tag us on Instagram or Twitter @ap_magazine with #TGBPW or email jessica.miller@kelsey.co.uk with ‘The Great British Photo Walk’ in the subject line. Images will be shared on our social media platforms and with The Great Outdoors audience on their social media.

See more details here.


Club Profile

Are you a member of a photographic society, group or camera club? Your club could feature in the magazine! We regularly run “Club Profile” features, sharing information about your clubs and member images.

How to enter:

A club representative should email ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk


Article pitches

Drop us an email at ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk if you have any ideas for articles! We recommend sending 100-200 words about your idea, along with some low resolution images. Include “Article idea” or “Article pitch” in the subject line.


Amateur Photographer of the Year

(2023 competition now closed. 2024 competition information coming soon.)

Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) is the UK’s most prestigious photography competition for amateur photographers. Hosted on Photocrowd and sponsored by MPB, the competition has 10 rounds, each with a different theme. The themes for this year’s competition are: Black & White, Travel, Macro, Landscapes, Portraits, Architecture, Street, Wildlife, Action and Low Light.

We run a Young Photographer of the Year category alongside our main APOY competition. This is open to those aged 13-21, entry for this category is FREE and all rounds are the same as for the main competition.

Find out more and enter here

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