We're searching out the brightest in music photography talent, and you can win prizes just by voting

The NME Photography Awards with Nikon are now open for entries.

Now in its fourth year, the awards recognise the brightest amateur and professional music photography talent.

Entries are invited from both professional and amateur photographers, which will be judged by a specially selected expert panel including NME and NME.com photo director Zoe Capstick, alongside renowned music photographers and NME editor Mike Williams.

For winners in the amateur categories of live, portrait, festivals, and under-18s, we’re offering the chance to win a 24.2-megapixel D5300 (RRP £719.99). For the winner in the professional category, we’ll be giving away a 24.3-megapixel D610 and 24-85mm lens (together worth £2299.99).

Also this year, NME readers and NME.com users will be invited to rate the entries throughout the competition and the scores will be considered in the final stage of voting. Users who vote on NME.com will also be in with the chance to win a 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix s9700.

So what are you waiting for? Check out www.nme.com/photoawards for more information.