S T A B L E S X S R A M P O A M Z L E P U T K Z R L R U O T S W S N N C L H D Z N U I U O M R H I D Y S P I J B M O E M O N O P O D U P C A S M X L O P A Q D K D R K I I R T S M R A T I U G D T T Z E O S P I R G B T M M M O K L C S P T X A D X J L N E T H G I T E E R T N E C U V N Y K W I B G G A C M D G I O V Q N N L U A A M P Z O Y G E L E M N J S A Y L A O T W I S T T O E N C S C X R S O E Capture life’s magical moments across all devices with the Samsung Evo Plus 256GB microSDXC memory card with SD adapter, offering read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. Samsung’s latest cards are also ultra-reliable and water, temperature, X-ray and magnet proof, so shooting in the most challenging conditions isn’t an issue. We have one 256GB Samsung Evo Plus microSDXC card with SD adapter worth £51.99 for the eagle-eyed winner. Complete the word search below, and you’ll find one word in the list that’s not in the grid. Email us on email@example.com with that word in the subject box by 9 May 2021. The correct answer to PN 85’s word search was ‘tones’, and the Samsung 256GB Evo Plus card was won by R Mitchell from Aberdeenshire. • samsung.com/uk/memory-cards A Samsung memory card! WIN!
Win a Vanguard carbon travel tripod
Vanguard’s VEO 3GO 265HCB is a remarkable tripod. It folds down to just 41cm and weighs 1400g, but extends to a remarkable 166.5cm. Other attributes include carbon-fibre legs, reversible centre column and the supplied BH-102 ball head, which takes Arca plates. The 265HCB is an impressive piece of kit, and you could be the proud owner of one if you enter our free contest!
To be in with a winning chance, just answer the following question: How many leg angles does the VEO 3GO 265HCB have: A) 3, B) 5 or C) 7? To enter, go to photographynews.co.uk and follow the link. The closing date for entries is 10 May 2021 and the first correct answer drawn at random after that date will win the Vanguard tripod. vanguardworld.co.uk
Get in close and win Entry for the Close-up Photographer of the Year 03, in association with Affinity Photo, is now open
Now in its third year, CUPOTY showcases the best close-up, macro and micro photography from around the world. The competition is open to everyone, using any type of camera, phone or light microscope. There are nine categories, supported by brands such as Affinity Photo, Olympus, Sigma and Zerene Stacker, and you have until 23 May to get your entries in. The overall winner receives a cash prize of £2500, while each category winner takes home £300. See page 13 of this issue for a gallery of last year’s winning images and an interview with the contest’s co-founder, Tracy Calder. • cupoty.com
ABOVE Elizabeth Kazda won the Plants & Fungi category in last year’s CUPOTY with this image
The Documentary Photographer of the Year (DPOTY) competition, organised by the Royal Photographic Society, opens for entry on 6 May and closes on 5 August 2021. Entry is open worldwide to everyone (students, enthusiasts and professionals) of any age. There’s no limit on when the pictures were taken and there’s no set theme or subject. All winners will be part of a touring exhibition, and there will be an awards event at the Fujifilm House of Photography in London this November. bit.ly/3vSmXcx Documentary POTY comp
Aimed at amateur photographers, Canon’s Redline Challenge is designed to assess creativity, test technical know-how and encourage photographers to push themselves. The competition features an inspiring line-up of Canon Ambassadors, who will share their insights, plus pro tips and tricks, for mastering each Redline Challenge brief. The first of these – Light in the Dark – calls for photographers to explore the possibilities of shooting in low light, as well as the relationship between light and shadow, contrast and colour. The competition’s grand prize is a whopping £14,000 worth of Canon kit, including an EOS R5 and three RF lenses. The winner also gets an exclusive mentoring session with Canon Ambassador Lorenz Holder, a multiple Red Bull Illume winner. Entrants have until 23:59 on 31 May to submit their images, which can be taken on any device, and the competition is free to enter. There are three rounds, with the judges’ shortlist of ten finalists revealed on the Canon website in June. The overall winner will be announced by 27 June. canon.co.uk/redline-challenge Canon into the red
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