Miami, FL – June 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — CBRE launched its global Urban Photographer of the Year competition with the theme, “Cities at Work.” Now in its ninth year, the competition continues to attract photographers from around the world. This year the contest challenges photographers to capture what urban means to them in an ever-changing global landscape. The competition is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2015. For full terms and conditions, visit the website: www.cbreupoty.com.
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 of the competition will be able to choose a luxury photo safari from a range of exotic locations sponsored by CBRE. Prizes will also be awarded to regional winners in Europe, Asia and the Americas and for the 24 standout images representing each hour of the day.
Over the past eight years the competition has built up a unique and unrivalled insight into urban life. Previous winners have captured life in the souks of Marrakech, early morning commutes in Hong Kong and a jeweler lost in her work in Düsseldorf.
Paul Suchman, CBRE’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, adds, “The creativity this initiative fuels inside CBRE is simply outstanding. The Urban Photographer of the Year initiative also provides a unique opportunity to extend the reach and relevance of our brand to more consumers outside the commercial real estate space.”
Global children’s development charity Plan International, CBRE’s EMEA charity partner will be involved in the competition for the second year. The competition’s young person’s category (aged 11-15) will again be judged by Plan’s Youth Advisory Panel. For every entry in the Urban Photographer of the Year competition CBRE will make a donation to Plan International.
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CBRE 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 and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE 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.
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