Largest competition of its kind searches for Urban Photographer of the Year 2010

Dublin 09 November 2010 – The Dublin office of CB Richard Ellis Group (“CBRE”), the international commercial real estate firm, is delighted to launch its third annual Urban Photographer of the Year competition. The hotly contested prize, which last year saw over 6,000 entries flood in across EMEA, is designed to explore and capture the essence of urban life and is open to all amateur and professional photographers across the EMEA region.

Ralf Pascual, Spain, Winner 2009
Tom Scott 'Spotlight' Ireland Finalist 2009

This competition is being launched across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and is one of the largest competitions of its kind in the world.

The first prize for the 2010 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Award is a photography safari for two to Turkey (including accommodation and flights) and will give the winner the opportunity to photograph some of the world’s finest locations of ancient and modern history.

The competition sets a brief for photographers to explore working life in towns and cities at any time during a 24-hour day. There is a prize for the best photograph representing each hour of the day, as well as overall Grand Prizes to be won and one winner to be crowned Urban Photographer of the Year 2010. Entrants can submit up to 24 images under the ‘Cities at Work’ theme. This year, there will also be a number of additional country-level sub-competitions and prizes.

In 2009, Ralf Pascual from Madrid, Spain was commended for his photograph of a ‘Matador’-inspired window cleaner. As winner of this competition, Ralf won a Photo Safari for two to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan including accommodation and flights.

In 2009, Tom Scott from Ireland was commended for his photo Spotlight. Past winners have drawn inspiration from a vast spectrum of city sights.

The closing date for all entries is 31 January 2011 with the winner to be announced in March 2011.

CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest real estate services firm, created the competition to provide a new forum for urban photography and explore what makes towns and cities tick.

Mr Guy Hollis, Managing Director, CBRE Ireland commented “The success of our Urban Photographer of the Year competition since its launch in 2007 has been remarkable, having become the largest competition of its kind in the world and last year receiving entries from more than 80 different countries.”

He added: “With over half the world now living in cities for the first time in history, the urban environment – a specialist area of expertise for CB Richard Ellis – is immensely relevant and clearly provides amazing scope as the subject matter of this competition. We look forward to welcoming this year’s entries and to further exploring the essence of working life in towns and cities all across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”

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CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2009 revenue). The Company has approximately 29,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

In Ireland, with offices in Dublin and Belfast, CB Richard Ellis is the country’s largest commercial real estate services company, now employing over 130 employees and offering a full range of property services including property sales and acquisitions, leasing and management, investment, corporate services, project management, consultancy, valuations and research. CB Richard Ellis Ireland has been listed among the top 50 Best Workplaces in Ireland, 2010, for the sixth year running. Please visit our website at www.cbre.ie or www.cbre.ie/ni