CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition opens for entries

‘Cities of Connections’ is Theme for 11th Annual Urban Photography Competition

CBRE has launched its 2018 global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities of Connections: People, Places, Perspectives.” Now in its 11th year, the competition continues to grow, with last year’s contest attracting more than 29,000 entries from 111 countries around the world.

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 GoPro packages, photography drones and more. CBRE is accepting entries until November 30, 2017 and the winners will be announced in March 2018.

Francisco Horta e Costa, Managing Director of CBRE
The Urban Photographer Of The Year is not only an initiative fully aligned with CBRE activity, but also allows us to celebrate cities, their rhythm and illustrate the ever-changing urban environments that are so explicit in our day-to-day life. CBRE is proud to be associated with an initiative that encourages professional or amateur photographers to look at cities critically and conceptually.
Francisco Horta e Costa, Managing Director of CBRE

Moin Ahmed, from Bangladesh, was named as the overall 2017 competition winner with his image, The Man’s Stare – a compelling image that captures the entrancing visage of a train rider during a rainy day in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner, will be involved in the competition for the fourth year. The competition’s youth categories will be judged by Plan International’s Youth Advisory Panel and Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Plan International CEO, will also join the expert panel of judges to determine the overall winner. CBRE will make a donation to Plan International for the first 10,000 entries received in this year’s competition, supporting the global NGO’s work in advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.