Winners of the 2004 Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) competition celebrated in style at the opening of a special exhibition of their entries at The Camera Club in Kennington, South London.

Scooping the APOY 2004 title was Colin Roberts, from Winchester in Hampshire, who won the top prize of £5,000 to spend on gear provided by Canon, the competition?s sponsor. Colin put his winnings towards a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II digital SLR. Colin is pictured (left) with Ashley Ollett, senior public relations executive at Canon UK.

The Camera Club is showcasing the 30 winning and placed images from all 10 rounds of the prestigious 2004 contest until 26 May.

This year?s competition is now in full swing. Once again there are £20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. For details of the next round in this year?s contest, on the theme Pets, see AP?s 4 June issue (on sale 31 May).

AP has historic links with the The Camera Club dating back 120 years. The magazine helped to establish the organisation a year after AP was first published in 1884.

For more on the APOY party celebrations, see AP?s 28 May issue (on sale 24 May).

The Camera Club can be found at 16 Bowden Street, Kennington, London SE11 4DS. The exhibition is open every day from 11am-10pm and entry is free. For more details call 020 7587 1809.