The Erotic Review is offering a u00a31,000 prize to the winner of its second erotic photography competition.

The Erotic Review is offering a £1,000 prize to the winner of its second erotic photography competition.

Last year, members of the public cast nearly half a million votes – via the internet – for the £250 Readers? Prize, according to organisers.

A panel of six judges will decide the overall winner.

A spokeswoman for the Erotic Review Photographer of the Year Prize 2009 said: ?From the dawn of photography in the first half of the 19th century, eroticism has played a crucial part in the development of the medium we take so much for granted today.?

Entrants must be aged 18 or over (on 1 January 2008) and pay a £20 registration fee to submit a series of up to 12 images.

Organisers state that entries may be reproduced for free in connection with the competition.

The closing date is 31 January 2009.

For details visit www.erphoto.org