For me, the APOY competition has completely lost its way. I've not only noticed a dramatic increase in the quality of the APOY entries, but also the quantity of international winners. The reasons for this could be increased international distribution or more likely - easier APOY entry by email, for folk who don't even have to prove they buy/support the magazine. This has resulted in APOY joining the ranks of the other top end glossy magazine competitions, who now only publish near professional quality results, which is the main reason I now DO NOT buy those top end mags. The images are not only inspirational but out of reach for 90% of amateurs. International entries immediately generate attention for one reason - uniqueness. You can join this band of international warriors though - dont forget your camera when you go on an unique holiday destination. Perhaps it should be re-titled - to IPOY ?