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Top prize of £10,000 for the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

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 2014’ 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 2014 and will win £1,000. Payment of the cash element of the prize will be made to the winner’s parent/guardian.

There will be a prize of a copy of the Awards book for the photographer of the image judged the best in each of the four youth categories.

Countryside is GREAT Award - * NEW for 2014 *

Countryside is GREAT logo


The GREAT vision is to get the world thinking and feeling differently about Britain so that we are seen as a vibrant, inspiring and innovative place to visit.

The ‘Countryside is GREAT Award’ will be won by the photograph that the judges feel encapsulates Britain at its best. They will be looking for a powerful, carefully composed image which will inspire those who view it to explore the length and breadth of Britain.

The winning photographer will win a place in the Awards book and at the London exhibition and they will also win a place on a Light & Land Photography Workshop to be held in a beautiful and inspiring area of the UK in 2015. (Full details to follow)

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 VisitBritain/Countryside is GREAT.


Montage strip of 2013 successful entries

L-R (from 2013): Ian Cameron, Robert Birkby, Adam Burton, Robert Birkby, John Finney


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. The Visit Britain ‘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 8’ and will also be displayed at the exhibition in London. A copy of the Awards book, signed by Charlie Waite is also included in the prize, together with a special prize from VisitBritain – further details to be announced.

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.

Right: © Bart Heirweg, 2013 Winner

Bart Heirweg, 2013 Winner

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.

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 as it monitors thousands of miles of track. The winner will be able to enjoy a half hour flight, seeing the UK’s landscape from a whole new perspective. This 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.

NB The prize involves joining the helicopter on an existing timetable and is 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

the prize. An amount of £300 will be paid as part of the prize but all travel and accommodation costs are to be organised and paid directly by the entrant. If the winning image is from a ‘Youth’ category, the prize will be arranged via the winning photographer’s parent/guardian. Prize must be taken by 31st May 2015.

Top right: © David Cation, 2013 Winner, Lower right: © Graham Hobbs, 2012 Winner,

David Cation, 2013 Winner

Graham Hobbs, 2012 Winner

The Sunday Times Magazine Choice

The Sunday Times Magazine

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 eighth year, we are pleased to offer this Award for the favourite image of The Sunday Times Magazine.

Thanks to our supporters, Fujifilm, the prize for this year’s winner will be the beautifully designed Fujifilm X100s, the latest evolution of the very successful X100, which has all the advantages of its illustrious predecessor plus the introduction of a higher-definition Hybrid Viewfinder and a new sensor and processor.

Also included in the prize is the just-released Tele Conversion Lens, specifically designed for the camera, which delivers an angle of view similar to that of the human eye. Its versatile focal length has a minimum of 14cm – perfect for close-up details & a great inspiration to creativity. In all, a fantastic prize worth over £1200.

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.

Right: © Paul Mitchell, 2013 Winner                                                                                                                                                                                                       

© Paul Mitchell, 2013 Winner











Fujifilm X100s with Tele Conversion Lens

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 8, by AA Publishing. There will be an exhibition of winning entries in Central London following the announcement of the results. 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 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 VisitBritain 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

Tom Sullam, Award-winning landscape & interiors photographer 

Tristan Leverett, Photographer & Digital Image Co-ordinator for Capture/VisitBritain.

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

Interim judging panel

Damien Demolder, Photographer & journalist

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

Final judging panel

Nigel Atherton, Group editor, IPC Photo

Eddie Ephraums, Photographer & Fine Art Photographic Book Publisher  

Rupert Grey, Photographer & Practising Copyright Lawyer

Madeleine Penny, The Sunday Times Magazine

Jasmine Teer, Photographic Manager at VisitBritain

David Watchus, Head of AA Media

Steve Watkins, Editor of Outdoor Photography, photographer & writer

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


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