The Independent is launching a competition in conjunction with Clothes Show Live and Fujifilm to find the Young Catwalk Photographer of the Year. To enter, all you need to do is think "fashion-in-action", get out on the streets with your camera, and be creative. Great catwalk photography is all about catching a moment, and a look. Capturing style on the streets is a good starting-point.

A panel of judges, to include Tamsin Blanchard, fashion editor of The Independent, the veteran catwalk photographer Chris Moore, Caryn Franklin, presenter of The Clothes Show, and a representative from Fujifilm, will choose five finalists to attend Clothes Show Live and photograph the catwalk show on Friday, 5 December. The winning picture will be chosen from those taken on the day.

First prize is a Fujifilm GA645AF Autofocus camera worth pounds 995, and the chance to assist The Independent's catwalk photographer during London Fashion Week in February, with the winning shot published in The Independent, and two tickets to Clothes Show Live 97.

Two runners-up will receive pounds 200-worth of Fuji Professional film, and two tickets to Clothes Show Live 97.

Rules

Entrants to submit three "fashion-in-action" photographs to Young Catwalk Photographer of the Year, Fashion Department, The Independent, 18th Floor, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL, by the closing date of Friday 24 October 1997

All photographs should be captioned clearly, stating the name and address of the entrant

There is no cash alternative

The judges' decision is final No correspondence can be entered into by the organisers

The organisers reserve the right to cancel the competition

The winner and runner-ups must co-operate fully for publicity purposes if required

Entrants must provide their own travel to and from Clothes Show Live 97 on Friday, 5 December 1997

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