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Top prize of £10,000 for the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013

Adult class

The judges will choose the single best image from all four Adult categories. The photographer of this image will be awarded the prestigious title, ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013’ and £10,000.

For the images then judged to be the best in each of the four categories, there will be a prize of £1000.

For the images judged second in each of the four adult categories, there will be a prize of £500.

Youth class (17 or under)

The photographer, aged 17 or under, who creates the entry chosen by the judges as the single best image, taking into account all four youth categories, will become the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 and will win £1,000 + a place on a one-day photography workshop, in the UK. Payment of the cash element of the prize will be made to the winner’s parent/guardian.

There will then be a prize of a place on a one-day photography workshop, in the UK, for the photographer of the image judged the best in each of the four youth categories.

Network Rail’s ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award

Network Rail

This Award will be presented to the one photographer who best captures the spirit of today’s rail network as it relates to the landscape around it. Images may be submitted for this Award of the operational national rail network anywhere in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland). Please note that images of any underground railway systems, light rail systems, heritage railways, disused infrastructure, pier railways or model railways are not eligible for this award. Images may be entered into any category of the main Award, but entrants must select from the appropriate dropdown on the entry form (only available at time of entry) that it is also eligible for the Network Rail Award.

Graham Hobbs, 2012 Winner
© Graham Hobbs, 2012 Winner

Jack Beeston, 2012 Commended
© Jack Beeston, 2012 Commended

There is a unique prize on offer - the winner will join Network Rail’s inspection helicopter for a bird’s eye view of our railways. The helicopter has a range of high tech on-board technology including infrared cameras used to monitor thousands of miles of track. The winner + guest will be able to enjoy a half hour flight, seeing the UK’s landscape from a whole new perspective.

But don’t worry if you haven’t got a head for heights. As an alternative, you and a friend can be whisked away for a trip on Network Rail’s New Measurement Train, a converted high speed train that is used to capture geotechnical track data safely, punctually and reliably, collecting real time data and clocking up 80,000 miles per year.

Either prize offers a unique photography opportunity not open to the public…and we will be adding £300 in cash so that you can make a weekend of it.

To be eligible, images must be of railways within the British landscape and must have been taken from public access land or rights of way. Network Rail and rail industry employees who have not been directly involved in organising this competition are eligible to enter this award. No Network Rail employee will judge the competition to ensure impartiality is preserved. The Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award winner will be chosen by head judge, Charlie Waite.

If the winning image is from a ‘Youth’ category, the prize will be arranged via the winning photographer’s parent/guardian.

NB Both prizes involve joining the helicopter or train on an existing timetable and are subject to availability and location. Efforts will be made to operate from a location close to the winner’s address; however, the prize winner must be prepared to travel to the designated location. It is not possible to change planned schedules to accommodate either prize. An amount of £300 will be paid as part of the prize but all travel/accommodation costs are to be organised and paid directly by the entrant. Prize must be taken by 31st May 2014.


The VisitBritain 'You're Invited' Award

VisitBritain logo

VisitBritain is the national tourism agency, responsible for marketing Britain worldwide and developing Britain's visitor economy. Introduced for the first time this year, the VisitBritain ‘You’re Invited’ Award will be presented to the image judged to be the best submitted by an entrant living outside Great Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

The judges will be looking for an image that says something about Britain and the wide-ranging appeal that it holds for visitors. The chosen image will win a place in the Awards Book, ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 7’ and will also be displayed at the National Theatre exhibition in London. An invitation to the exhibition’s Private view in December and a copy of the Awards book, signed by Charlie Waite are also included in the prize, together with a special prize from VisitBritain – further details to be announced.

Montage of Images

Krzysztof Nowakowski (Poland, Commended 2011), Kah Kit Yoong (Australia, Commended 2010), Emmanuel Coupe (Greece, Winner 2009), Magdalena Strakova (Czech Republic, Commended, 2009)


The winner will be chosen by representatives of VisitBritain. Entries made by those resident outside Great Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are eligible for this Award and images can be entered into any main category.

The Sunday Times Magazine Choice

The Sunday Times Magazine


© Danny Beath, 2012 Winner
© Danny Beath, 2012 Winner

Fuji X20 Camera

The Sunday Times Magazine is world-renowned for its blend of investigative journalism, insightful features and award-winning photography. Launched in 1962, the Magazine continues to lead the way in journalistic excellence and innovation. The twelve-page ‘Spectrum’ section showcases the very best photography from around the World.

As media supporter of the Take a view Awards, The Sunday Times Magazine has always been the first to announce the results and to feature successful images from each year’s competition.

To celebrate this relationship, now in its seventh year, we are pleased to offer this Award for the favourite image of The Sunday Times Magazine.

This year’s prize will be the exciting new Fujifilm X20 camera supplied by Awards supporters, Fujifilm and worth £500. With auto focus speeds as fast as 0.06 secs and a newly-developed Advanced Optical Viewfinder providing ‘real-time’ shooting data display, it is the perfect camera to carry with you everywhere.

Entries in all categories will be eligible, with the shortlist being decided by the Take a view pre-judging panel. The final decision will be made by representatives of The Sunday Times Magazine.

The Calumet Photographic 'This is Britain' Award

Calumet logo

Calumet Photographic have been supporters of the Awards since the beginning and now have their own Special Award. They are looking for the one picture that sums up the spirit and landscape of Britain in 2013.

All images entered into the main categories will be considered for this Award and they are looking for something just a bit different; something that triggers an emotional response relevant to the times we live in today.

The prize will be £500 worth of Calumet Gift Vouchers, to be spent in-store, and your image will be featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Calumet Focus magazine, which is sent to over 60,000 customers.

Montage of Images

Entries in all categories will be eligible, with the shortlist being decided by the Take a view pre-judging panel. The winner will be chosen by representatives of Calumet Photographic.

Book & Exhibition

All winners, together with further entries that the judges feel are worthy of commendation, will see their pictures published in the book, Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 7, by AA Publishing. They will also have their work on view at an exhibition to be held at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank from December 2013 – most will appear in display print form, although some will appear as part of a visual PowerPoint presentation only. All decisions regarding the design and layout of the exhibition are made by Take a view and the exhibition curator and their decision is final.

A copy of the Awards book, signed by Charlie Waite, will be given to the overall winner, category winners and photographers of Highly commended images.

Take a view and their Sponsors & Supporters reserve the right to change prizes to ones of comparable value if required by unforeseen circumstances. Any such changes will be posted on the competition website. Prizes are not transferable and no cash equivalent will be available for non-cash prizes. Other than as specified above, the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award, together with any additional prizes that may be supplied by supporters are the responsibility of their supporting companies and Take a view is not liable for any difficulties that may arise in relation to these specific Awards due to unforeseen circumstances.


Pre-selection panel

Pete Bridgwood, Landscape photographer & writer; regular columnist for Outdoor Photography magazine

Tim Parkin, Landscape photographer & writer; editor of ‘On Landscape’

Trevor Parr, of the Parr Joyce Partnership, a company sourcing landscape & conceptual imagery for poster & fine art use

Interim judging panel

Antony Spencer, Landscape photographer & winner of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010

Robin Bernard, Director of Bayeux Ltd, one of London’s leading photographic and imaging companies

Charlie Waite (Head judge), Landscape photographer and founder of the Take a view Awards

Technical consultant

Tim Parkin, Landscape photographer & writer; editor of ‘On Landscape’

Final judging panel

Charlie Waite (Head judge), Landscape photographer and founder of the Take a view Awards

Colin Prior, Landscape photographer

Monica Allende, Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine

Rupert Grey, Photographer & Practising Copyright Lawyer

Damien Demolder, Editor of Amateur Photographer Magazine

Jasmine Teer, Photographic Manager at VisitBritain

John Langley, Director of External Relationships and Partnerships, National Theatre

David Watchus, Head of AA Media

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