Prizes will be won by the entrants who the judges feel submitted the strongest entries. The judges will make special consideration of those photos that are shortlisted by the public vote.
Winners in all categories will win a Nikon 1 J1 camera worth £319.99.
The winner in the professional photographer of the year category will win a 36.3 megapixel Nikon D800 camera worth £2,599 and a 24-120mm f4 lens.
Plus the winner in the professional outstanding contribution category will win a Nikon 1 V1 and a 10-30mm lens, with a combined value of camera worth £499.95.