CBRE has launched its global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, ‘Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives’. Now in its 10th year, the competition continues to grow, with the 2015 event attracting more than 21,000 entries from 113 countries around the world.


2015 Overall Winner Oscar Rialubin’s Xyclops

This year’s theme invites photographers to submit photos that capture moments of connectivity across the daily cycle of city life.

The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. A unique element to the competition allows each entrant to submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The overall global winner will be awarded a special photography trip to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Other prizes include photography drones, GoPro packages and more.


2015 Mobile Category Winner Coco Liu’s Blizzard Days

The Urban Photographer of the Year competition 2015 overall winner, Oscar Rialubin, won with his highly impactful image, ‘Xyclop’, a powerful portrait of a horologist at work.

Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the third year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan International’s Youth Advisory Panel. For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition, CBRE will make a donation to Plan International, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.


2015 The Asia Pacific Prize Winner Peter Graney’s Poultry Prepared for Market

Photo Guidelines (failure to meet these guidelines including for photos taken on a mobile device will result in entries being discounted and entries will not be judged):

– Photos must be in .jpg format;
– Photos must at least 300 dpi;
– Photos must be saved in RGB/SRGB colour;
– Photos must be between 1MB and 8MB in size; and
– The Photo cannot have previously won any promotion or competition of any kind.


2015 The Americas Prize Winner Christopher Martin’s Winter Work

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