Round 1: Face of the Earth

This round is not just for landscape enthusiasts but for all those who are interested in the world around them. Whether natural or urban, aerial or from a bug?s-eye view, the Earth has many faces. Maybe you want to capture the mark left by humanity, or perhaps you want to highlight those places that remain untouched. Or maybe you want to take your camera underwater to see how the other half live. The world outside your door is filled with stunning colours, shapes and patterns.

It?s up to you to bring it to us and to your fellow AP readers. This is your chance to show us how you see the world. The closing date for APOY Round 1 entries is 29 February. See AP 2 February for an entry form. The 2 February issue is now off-sale, but you can still buy a copy by calling 020 3148 4138

First Prize

Samsung GX-10 twin lens kit, worth £600, consisting of the GX-10 camera body, 18-55mm standard lens and a 50-200mm zoom. The winner will also receive a 12-24mm wideangle lens, worth £549, and a spare battery worth £50. In total, the first-place winner will receive nearly £1,200 in Samsung kit

Second prize

Samsung GX-10 standard kit, worth £500. Included in the standard kit is the GX-10 camera body and an 18-55mm standard lens. The GX-10 boasts 10.2 effective million pixels, 11 shooting modes, wireless flash, 22-bit image processing, a top ISO of 1600 and a wide range of white balance options

Third Prize

Samsung NV20 compact digital camera, worth £229. The 12.1-megapixel NV20 features the 35mm equivalent of a 34-102mm lens, 7 white balance options, a 2.5in LCD, a top ISO of 3200, a wide range of shooting modes, voice and video recording and weighs just 151.7g

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