CBRE launches urban photography competition

CBRE has launched its 2013 urban photography competition, inviting entries for images depicting cities at work.

The competition was established in 2007 and last year it attracted 8000 entries from 115 countries.

The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers looking to capture “the essence of urban life at any time of day, be it poignant, inspiring, quirky or amusing”.

Entrants stand to win a luxury photo safari from a range of exotic locations as well as other smaller prizes.

Last year, UK photographer Fraser Perrie won the competition with an image of cobblers beneath the streets of New York.  Australian Graeme Edwards was runner-up with an image taken in Melbourne.

“We are very proud that an entry from Australia came in second place last year, let’s try and go one better this year,” says Tom Southern, president and chief executive of CBRE Australia.

Categories this year include transport, workplace, architecture, urban regeneration, cityscape and environment.

And photos will represent a certain hour of day in a city with awards for each different hour.

Entries close on August 31 2013.

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Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

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