College Photographer of the Year is now accepting entries for the annual contest. For some more insight on CPOY preparation and interviews with recent winners, check out The Visual Student archive of CPOY posts.

From The CPOY.org site:

“It’s time! Time to pull together the best of your images from the past year for entry in the annual College Photographer of the Year competition.

Entry is free, courtesy of Nikon Inc. and promises to easier than ever now that the photographer friendly online entry system CPOY debuted last year has been fine-tuned.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 pm Central Time, Wednesday Sept. 28, 2011. But please help yourself and us, by entering early and preventing a last minute logjam on the CPOY servers.

Pay careful attention to the rules, entry guidelines and awards – there are a few changes along with additional premier awards in more categories. As always, please do your absolute best to enter correctly.

Judging will be Nov. 6–13 on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. You are invited to attend, and if you can’t be with us to watch the judging sessions via either screencast on the CPOY website or download on iTunes starting Nov. 6th.”