CBRE URBAN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018 COMPETITION
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‘Cities of Connections’ is Theme for 11th Annual Urban Photography Competition
Bangkok, September 25, 2017 – CBRE has launched its 2018 global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.” Now in its 11th year, the competition continues to grow, with last year’s contest attracting more than 29,000 entries from 111 countries around the world.
This year’s theme invites photographers to submit photos that capture moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life.
The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. A unique element to the competition allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner will be awarded a special photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Other prizes include GoPro packages, photography drones and more. CBRE is accepting entries until November 30, 2017 and the winners will be announced in March 2018.
Martin Samworth, Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and the competition’s executive sponsor said, “every year, the competition gives us unique insights into our ever-changing urban environments. We are pleased to once again celebrate the spirit of city life and human interaction around the world through this year’s theme.”
Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, says, “we are a company deeply connected with the urban environment, and the Urban Photographer of the Year competition allows us to demonstrate our knowledge and passion for city life. As evidenced by the record number of entries we received last year, this unique competition continues to capture the interest and imagination of photographers around the world.”
Moin Ahmed, from Bangladesh, was named as the overall 2017 competition winner with his image, “The Man’s Stare” – a compelling image that captures the entrancing visage of a train rider during a rainy day in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the fourth year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan International’s Youth Advisory Panel and Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Plan International CEO, will also join the expert panel of judges to determine the overall winner. CBRE will make a donation to Plan International for the first 10,000 entries received in this year’s competition, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.
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