CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2019 Contest

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CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2019 Contest

CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, now accepting applications for the CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2019 Contest. The contest is available to individuals 18 years of age or older as of the date of registration. 

The contest invites the entrant to submit original photos capturing what the entrant considers to be the essence of “The Connected City,” at any time of day, be it poignant, inspiring, quirky or amusing (the “Photo” or “Photos”).

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Open only to individuals 18 years of age or older as of the date of registration. 
  • both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to enter the competition.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • No purchase or payment of any kind necessary to enter or win.
  • Entrants under the age of 18 will not be considered for any category or prize including for the Mobile Prize.
  • Employees,officers and directors of CBRE, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, subsidiaries,and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, Web masters/suppliers(and their immediate family members [spouse, parents, children, siblings etc.]and individuals residing in the same household, whether or not related) are not eligible to enter. 
  • Any entries received after the Contest Period ends will be automatically disqualified.
  • The Photo submitted for a specific hour need not have been taken during that hour but should look as if it was.
  • Each entrant may submit one Photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of twenty-four (24) photos (each representing a different hour of the day) per person for the entire Contest Period.
  • 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 color
    • Photos must be between 1MB and 8MB in size and 
    • The Photo can not have previously won any promotion or competition of any kind.
    • Watermarks are allowed but not encouraged.
    • If your photo is selected as a winner, you will be expected to supply a photograph without a watermark for use in any competition promotion, including the Urban Photographer of the Year coffee table book.
  • Photos may be submitted that have been taken on a mobile device (i.e. a smartphone or tablet).
  • To be entered in the mobile category, your picture must have been taken on a mobile device and you must tick the mobile box on the entry page.
  • To be entered in the Instagram category, your picture must be uploaded onto CBRE’s Instagram page. 


  • The overall winner will receive a special photography trip, up to USD 10,000, toa destination of their choice for themselves and a friend.
  • Regional winners will be awarded up to USD 1,000 worth of photography equipment each. There will be three regional winners, one for each region – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and the Americas.
  • The winner of the mobile category will be awarded a Go Prokit. Instagram winner will be awarded a GoPro kit. Hourly prizes will be rewarded to the 24 standout images representing each hour of the day. Each hourly winner will be awarded a camera bag.

Application Deadline:

The applications will open until January 31, 2019.

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