Millennium & Copthorne #CityView Photography Contest

Here's a competition for any of you who are based in the UK or plan on visiting at some point soon.

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels have launched a new blog and are holding a photography competition to kick start proceedings. Given the company's affinity with city life they are asking photographers to submit an image that captures the essence of their favourite city.

Entry's so far can be seen here and I am pleased to have been asked to judge the 'Most Dramatic' category. Other categories include 'Most Shared', 'Most Creative' and 'Honourable Mentions'.

To take part simply:

  1. Tweet the URL of your best city photograph, including ...
  2. #CityView and @MillenniumEU so your entry can be found.

Or, just use the following Tweet button, adding the url to your image:

The prizes include three weekend retreats and two restaurant vouchers, plus the chance to be featured in their follow up article "The World's Greatest City Views".

The competition closes on 31st October 2012, so submit your images soon, good luck, and I'll look forward to seeing your entries.

Let me know if you decide to take part.

Terms and condition can be found here.

Update: The winners have now been announced:

You can take a look at all the winning entries by clicking the link above but here's the winning shot from the 'Most Dramatic' category: a great shot submitted by Steve Deer.

And here's why I thought it should win:

"There were many great entries for the Most Dramatic category of the Millennium & Copthorne City View Travel Photography Competition - skylines at night, creative shots of iconic landmarks in many of our world's great cities, panoramas, shots of people on location - and a whole range of other creative and well-crafted images that capture the diversity and visual drama of many of the world's cities.

Of all the images that were submitted Steve Deer's entry was my favourite. It's an unusual image, shot with a fisheye lens from very close to the ground, but it beautifully captures the scale, pace and drama of modern city life in a creative and compelling way."

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