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.