Hello! has teamed up with Nikon to launch a photography competition aimed at young photographers.

The Hello! Young Photographers Award is open to photography students aged 18-30.

Launched to mark the celebrity magazine?s 20th year, the top prize is £5,000 cash, plus a photo shoot commission for Hello!.

?Demand for quality photographic work has never been greater as our culture becomes increasingly dominated by visual imagery,? states the magazine?s website.

Judges will include Penny Lancaster Stewart and Terry O?Neill.

The categories are: At Home/Interiors; Reportage; Weddings and Celebrations; Babies and Parenthood; and Fashion.

A maximum of three images can be uploaded per category.

An exhibition of the best images will take place at the Getty Images Gallery in London later this year.

The runner-up will bag £2,500 and a two-day internship with a Getty Images photographer.

Category winners will receive a Nikon D40 digital SLR.

The closing date is 27 June.

For details visit www.hellomagazine.com/youngphotocomp