Amateur photographers are urged to enter the Association of Photographers (AOP) Awards, which features an Open category that non-members can enter.

‘The Open Awards has no categories or themes, but recognises all forms of outstanding imagery shot by professionals and amateurs alike,’ say organisers.

Prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, Public Choice Award, Best Photographer Member, Best Assistant Member and Best Student Member.

Entry to the Open category is open from 2 April-31 May.

Organisers say there will be an ‘early-bird’ discount on entry fees for non-members until 12 April.

For full details visit the awards website.

The AOP was formed in 1968 as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers.

It change its name to The Association of Photographers in 1993.