City-based snappers are set to compete once again for this year's CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year prize

First launched in

2007, the competition has grown to attract more than 8,000 entries from 115

countries.

Photographers are

tasked with capturing an image on the theme of ‘Cities at Work’, portraying the

essence of a town or city at a specific hour of the day

Michael Strong,

executive chairman of CBRE for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, ‘Each year

the competition is fiercely contested, and the number and range of images we

receive is staggering.’

He added, ‘I

would encourage anyone, whether a professional photographer or an amateur with

a passion for photography to enter.’

British photographer

Fraser Perrie took the top prize home last year with an image of cobblers

working beneath New York’s Rockefeller Center (above).

This year’s

winner will choose one of five luxury photo-safari holidays from a range of exotic locations. Two

runners-up will also receive prizes, and 24 images (one for each hour) will be

commended.

A student version

of the competition, to run alongside the main awards, is also being introduced

for 2013.

The deadline for

entries is 31 August 2013. For details, visit www.cbrephotographer.com.