This category selects the best of the best. The judges choose just one photo from all the winners of the categories (including the Portfolio category) to take the top prize.
In 2017 the winner of the 16–18 Years category, Gideon Knight, received the prestigious Overall Winner title with his stunning photo 'A stab in the dark'.
The overall winner of the Young Photographer Awards will receive:
- A weekend photography break with award-winning wildlife photographer Danny Green's team at Natures Images.
- A Young Photographer Award trophy and certificate.
- All finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony in December.
The UK weekend photography break, 'Deer and Birds of Prey UK', with Natures Images will take place in the East Midlands in 2019. A place will be available for the winner plus an accompanying parent/guardian.