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PDF Press Release - 10/12/2013 Private view night at the National Theatre as exhibition opens

PDF Press Release - 21/11/2013 Railway exhibition opens in York

PDF Press Release - 21/10/2013 The 2013 Winners are Announced

PDF Press Release - 16/10/2013 National Railway Museum to host exhibition

See video of National Theatre opening night

10th January 2014

National Theatre by Paul Mellor


Thanks to Ben Harvey of The Difference Engine who has produced a short video of our Awards night at the National Theatre. You can see the result here.

All the stills photography was done by Paul Mellor and, to the left, you can see one of his images of the projection that took place on the opening night, when all the winning and commended images were seen on the outside of the Theatre at over 30 feet across. They all looked stunning.

A great way to have your name in lights.

There is still time to see the print exhibition - it runs until February 8th 2014.

Photo: Paul Mellor


Photographs of America? - Exciting new competition to enter

16th December 2013


Have you heard that Charlie Waite has launched a new international photography competition called U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year?  
If you have visited the U.S.A. within the last 5 years, or are visiting before

the closing date, do consider entering a portfolio of 3 images for a chance

to win the overall title award, or a single fabulous image to win one of the category awards - Classic View, Black & White, Landscape on the Move (compact camera), Urban and My U.S.A. (anything goes!).

Judges lined up include Art Wolfe, David Muench, Christopher Burkett, Jim Patterson, Tim Fitzharris, Marc Muench, Marc Adamus and Charlie Waite.

Find out more details & enter here



Private view night at the National Theatre - British Landscapes light up the sky

10th December 2013

2013 National Theatre Exhibition


People crossing Waterloo Bridge last night, or taking a stroll along the Embankment were treated to a visual display of some of the best British landscape photography, as the winners of this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition were projected onto the outside of the National Theatre during the awards ceremony and private view. Special guest, actor David Schofield, presented the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 Award and a £10,000 prize to Derby’s Tony Bennett for his romantic image of Crummock Water in the Lake District.


Photos: Paul Mellor/TL: Theatre exterior, BL: Overall winner, Tony Bennett,

BC: Charlie Waite with young winner, Christopher Page & special guest, David Schofield, BR: Network Rail winner, David Cation with David Higgins & Charlie Waite.

Tony Bennett - 2013 winner   National Theatre exhibition 2013  

Tickets now available for exhibition tours with Charlie Waite

19th November 2013


We are delighted that Awards founder and leading landscape photographer, Charlie Waite will be giving his popular tours of the National Theatre exhibition again this year.

Tickets cost £10 and have just gone on sale. You can get them from the National Theatre Box Office (020 7452 3000)

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and will be held at 11am and 12.15 pm on the 18th and 19th December 2013 and the 8th and 9th of January 2014.

Numbers are limited, so don't miss out.

Charlie Waite

Exhibition opens at National Railway Museum in York

21st November 2013

National Railway Museum by DL


Thanks to everyone at the National Railway Museum in York - especially Kate & Ruth - for organising the 'Lines in the Landscape' exhibition and making us feel so welcome.

We had a great day yesterday and Charlie gave lots of interviews and filmed a piece for Look North. We enjoyed chatting to the exhibitors who made the journey, including David Cation...our new 2013 winner.

The exhibition is now open. Entry is free and you can see all the images from the four years of the Network Rail 'Lines in the Landscape Award in print for the first time.

Photo shows Charlie just before the exhibition opened.

The exhibition runs until 5th May 2014. Find out more here.


VisitBritain 'You're invited'

19th November 2013
Park Plaza Logo  

This is the first year that a special award has been given to the best image from an overseas entrant.

The VisitBritain 'You're invited' Award was won by Bart Heirweg from Belgium who, as part of his prize, will be enjoying a weekend in London and will be presented with his Award at the Private view of the exhibition at the National Theatre.

Bart will be staying at the Park Plaza Hotel County Hall, so will be perfectly placed for all the attractions the South Bank has to offer, including

the London Eye and the London Aquarium.

Although not of the UK, Bart's new book 'Silent Fields - Memorial sites of the Great War' contains some very evocative photography, More details on his site.

From Catbells by Bart Heirweg & VisitBritain Logo

Misty Lakes wins Tony Bennett 2013 title

21st October 2013


A photograph of autumn mists drifting over Crummock Water in the English Lake District captivated the judges and wins top prize in this year’s search for the UK’s ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’. Derbyshire-based photographer, Tony Bennett becomes the seventh person to win the overall title and the £10,000 prize.

Awards founder, Charlie Waite said "Tony’s magical image evokes the spirit of the Lakes – a personal view that speaks to many.”

Tony launched his own personal website today, so you won't find it listed in the Awards book. You can see it at

Crummock Water by Tony Bennett

Colourful Autumn wins Christopher Page top prize

21st October 2013

Surrey woodland by Christopher Page


Autumn views did particularly well this year and a vibrant image of woodland in Surrey, with colourful orange and yellow tones, has won Christopher Page the title of Young Photographer of the Year 2013.

Charlie Waite called Christopher to give him the good news and to tell him that he is the winner of £1000 plus a one-day photographic workshop.

A particular well done also to Charlotte Burton whose images won both the Youth Urban view and Living the view categories.



The Sunday Times Magazine 'Spectrum' breaks the news

21st October 2013

Hope you all got a chance to see The Sunday Times Magazine 'Spectrum' section on the 20th October.

As well as being the first chance to see the overall winner, our young winner and eight other successful images, we thought the feature looked lovely and really did justice to the fantastic photography.

Congratulations to those who were selected - it's a great thing to have on your photographic CVs!

The cover image is of the beautiful Micheldever Woods in Hampshire and was photographed by Paul Mitchell who has won The Sunday Times Magazine Choice Award. His prize will be the Fujifilm X20 camera, supplied by Awards supporters Fujifilm, which has been receiving some great reviews since its launch.

Sunday Times Magazine Spectrum 20th Oct 2013

Not long to go....

16th October 2013

The weekend approaches when you can see successful entries from this year's competition for the first time! The Sunday Times Magazine's Spectrum section will again be premiering a showcase of their choice from this year's entry.

We'll be putting a list of all winners up on the website in the following week and you can see all the main winners in print in Amateur Photographer Magazine - Cover date 9th November but out a bit earlier.

Hope you will enjoy looking at all of this year's winners. Don't forget, you can see them all in print at the National Theatre in London from December 7th....and they look especially good when they are big!..there's still nothing to beat an actual print. Entry to the exhibition is free.

Sunday Times Magazine Spectrum

The National Railway Museum in York plays host

16th October 2013

National Railway Museum by DL


The Awards have been held in association with Network Rail for the last four years and their 'Lines in the Landscape' Special Award has become a popular and important part of the competition.

We are thrilled that the National Railway Museum in York is putting on an exhibition showing all winning and commended entries from this Award together for the first time. All the brand new successful 2013 rail entries will be there and you can see the 2013 'Lines in the Landscape' Award Winner in print for the first time.

Entry is free and the exhibition runs from 23rd November 2013 until 6th May 2014, so why not take a break to this most beautiful of cities?


Exhibition travels to Moors Valley Country Park

16th October 2013

In the lead up to the 2013 exhibition, there's another chance to see a selection of the wonderful pictures from the 2012-13 competition at Moors Valley Country Park & Forest in Dorset (from Oct 12 - Nov 24).

Entry is free although there is a charge for parking.

There's more information about opening times and all the other activities you can do there on their website.

(Last year's 'Your view' winner by David Baker is on display)

New Forest by David Baker

Good day at Waterloo Station

12th August 2013
Waterloo exhibition

Thanks to all who came along to say hello to us at Waterloo Station today.

The exhibition runs until August 17th, so there is still time to go along and get inspiration for your photographic travels. The images are all from successful Take a view entrants but also feature destinations that can be reached by rail from Waterloo.

There is a daily free prize draw to win a copy of the Awards book signed by Charlie Waite - just drop your business card into the box provided.

Charlie Waite at Waterloo exhibition

Stations Exhibition arrives at London Waterloo

10th August 2013


The Take a view exhibition has arrived at London Waterloo and will be on the main station concourse until August 17th.

Charlie Waite will be there from 11.30am until 2.30pm on Monday 12th

August, so do come along to say hello if you can.



Image by Alex Saberi - Richmond Park (Commended 2011)

Lee Beel being filmed, by ITV Calendar, on Leeds Station

Dates announced for the 2013 exhibition at the National Theatre

10th August 2013

2012 National Theatre Exhibition


Dates for the Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the National Theatre have been finalised.

The exhibition will open on Saturday, December 7th 2013 and run until

Saturday, February 8th 2014, so lots of time available to plan a visit.

Over 100 of the winning and commended entries from this year's Awards will be on display.


Highland landscapes at Glasgow Central Station

10th August 2013


The exhibition at Glasgow Central Station was so popular that we were offered the chance to put a new exhibition of successful Scottish images from the Awards in the windows of three retail units at the station. They look great and there is still a chance to see them.

Exhibitors are: Adam Edwards, Alessio Bozzo, Brian McMeechan, Damian Shields, Dudley Williams, Fortunato Gatto, Karl Williams, Radek Vik, Shahbaz Majeed and Simon Butterworth.

(Picture courtesy of Network Rail)

Glasgow Central Station exhibition

See the images from the Network Rail Stations Exhibitions

26th June 2013

Stations Exhibitions layout


Thanks to everyone - exhibitors and visitors - who have been coming along to see the Landscape Photographer of the Year stations exhibitions. The exhibition tour has only been possible due to the help and enthusiasm of Network Rail, so a really big thank you to them. For those who have not been able to visit, we have added a page to our site so that you can see the display layouts here.

The exhibition will be at Glasgow Central until the 29th June and at London King's Cross from 1st July - our Harry Potter scarves are packed!


Good day in lovely Leeds

20th June 2013


The Take a view exhibition travelled to Leeds last Sunday and we were all there on Monday to chat to visitors.

ITV Calendar, the regional television news programme, came along to film us at the start of the day and the finished piece was shown on Monday night's programme. The Yorkshire Evening Post also covered the exhibition in print and online.

The photograph on the right shows successful entrant, Lee Beel whose evocative image of the Humber Bridge was on display. Charlie Waite is chatting to an exhibition visitor in the background.

Next stop Glasgow...Charlie will be there on Monday 24th June..

Lee Beel being filmed, by ITV Calendar, on Leeds Station

Take a view visits Manchester Piccadilly

12th June 2013

Manchester Piccadilly exhibition - 10th June 2013


We had a great day at Manchester Piccadilly on Monday, so thanks to everyone who came along to see us. Awards founder, Charlie Waite enjoyed meeting visitors and discussing that critical question, 'What makes a good photograph?' - there were certainly plenty of examples on display.

Successful entrants and exhibitors, David Speight and Gary McGhee were amongst those who visited and they saw their work showcased at one of the busiest stations in the country. David's image of the view from Mam Tor has been chosen to appear on posters and information screens at the stations hosting the exhibition, so look out for those if you are in Leeds, Glasgow or London King's Cross over the next few weeks.

We'd also like to thank everyone working at the station, who were all really friendly and helped us to make the day a success. Next stop Leeds - we'll be there on Monday 17th!                                          (Photo: Kate Snowden)


Beautiful landscapes at Britain's busiest stations

16th May 2013

Five of the country’s biggest and busiest railway stations are hosting a series of special exhibitions showcasing a selection of stunning images from the last six years of the Take a view  Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The exhibition launches at Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 8 June. Awards founder, Charlie Waite, will be at the exhibitions on each Monday between 12noon and 2pm, so do come along and say hello.

The stations photography exhibitions will be at:

Saturday 08 – Saturday 15 June: Manchester Piccadilly station
Sunday 16 - Saturday 22 June: Leeds station
Monday 24 – Saturday 29 June: Glasgow Central station
Monday 01 – Sunday 07 July: London King’s Cross station
Saturday 10 – Saturday 17 Aug: London Waterloo station

Picture of The Albert Bridge over the River Tamar in Plymouth by Colin Grace ( Network Rail Award Shortlist 2010 )

Colin Grace (Network Rail shortlist 2010)


New Award from VisitBritain for overseas entrants

16th May 2013
Take a view - montage of successful images from overseas entrants

Do you live overseas but have visited the UK? Do you have some landscape photographs of your experience?

This year sees the introduction of a new Award from the national tourism agency, VisitBritain.

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. Just enter the competition in the normal way and, if your residential address is overseas, you entry will be considered for this additional special prize.

VisitBritain logo

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


2013 Competition opens

28th March 2013
2012 Montage


Could you be the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 & be the 7th person to hold the title?

You can see what our 2012 winner, Simon Butterworth has to say about his winning year here

Closing date is earlier this year - the 4th July 2013 - so make sure that you don't miss it! You can enter up to 25 images across the 4 categories...and there's a special class for those 17 & under too.

(Picture shows some successful entries from 2012)


Could you be the next winner to fly high in the Network Rail Inspection Helicopter?

28th March 2013

Do you have any great photographs of the UK's rail network? Then please make sure that, when you enter, you select the option on the online entry form that makes them eligible for Network Rail's 'Lines in the Landscape' Award.

This year’s winner has the option of joining a flight in Network Rail’s inspection helicopter which has onboard infrared technology to monitor thousands of miles of track, or a ride on the 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 prize money so that you can make a weekend break of it.

(Picture of 2012 winner, Graham Hobbs courtesy of G & E Hobbs)

Helicopter flight - G & E Hobbs

New spec for this year's entries

28th March 2013
Amersham by Diana Leppard


There have been a few changes to the rules this year, so if you have entered the competition before, please do make sure that you read them through again.

We have increased the size requirement of the initial submission and

are now asking that you upload images of 1280 pixels longest length

at 72ppi for your initial entry, rather than 800px as in previous years.

All images have to have been taken within the five years preceding the closing date and it is very important that your image is relevant for the category in which it is entered. You can find more information in the

How to enter section.


Angus Clyne's 'Winter Beech Trees' wins Visitor Vote

11th March 2013
Winter Beech Trees by Angus Clyne


Thanks to those visitors to the National Theatre exhibition who voted for their favourite image.

The winner was Angus Clyne's dramatic picture of winter beech trees in Scotland. Congratulations Angus!

A book signed by awards founder, Charlie Waite goes to Carla from Middx, who voted for the winning image and won the prize draw.

Ian Cameron's frosty image of Loch Achanalt and Kayode Okeyode's romantic black & white photograph of lovers & Big Ben in the snow were also very popular with visitors.

Bit of a wintry theme seems to be dominating!


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