The 2021 Wisden Cricket Photograph of the Year competition is now open for entries. This cricket photo competition is open to amateurs and pros anywhere in the world, but images must have a cricketing theme and been taken during the 2020 calendar year. The best images will appear as the first three colour photographs in the 2021 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, with the winner receiving £1,000, and the two runners-up £400 each. Last year’s competition was won by Gareth Copley (below), with an image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the Ashes Test at Headingley.
The independent judging panel will be chaired by Chris Smith, former chief sports photographer of The Sunday Times. Also on the panel are the acclaimed cricket photographer Patrick Eagar; cricket filming and photography manager Clare Adams; and Nigel Davies, the former art director of The Wisden Cricketer.
The editor of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, Lawrence Booth, said: “The cricket stopped for long periods this year, but our popular and prestigious competition goes on, inviting photographers from all round the world to respond to a challenge unlike any other.
The best images in the 2020 competition will appear as the first three colour photographs in the 2021 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. The winner will receive £1,000, and the two runners-up £400 each. Entries, to a maximum of three per person, must be submitted online and the closing date is January 8, 2021.