Details of the 2008 Amateur Photographer of the Year (APOY) competition will be announced in next week?s issue of AP.

Organised by Amateur Photographer magazine the prestigious contest will offer a £25,000 prize fund that will include digital SLR kits for the winner and runner-up of each round.

The ten rounds of APOY 2008 are: Face of the Earth; Arranged by; Intimate Detail; Humanity; Structure; Inhabitants; Motion; My Life; Not My Life; and Self.

The overall winner of APOY 2008 will receive a £3,000 travel voucher for a Virgin photo holiday, while two runners-up will each receive a travel voucher worth £1,000.

Each round will attract prizes worth a total of £2,000.

For more information about this year?s APOY see the 2 February issue of AP, in shops from Tuesday 29 January (available to subscribers from 26 January).