Awards & Prizes

‘Top prize of £10,000 for the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016’


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 2016’ 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 2016 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.


OMGB Award

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 GREAT Britain #OMGB 'Home of Amazing Moments' campaign wants everyone to share their most amazing moments. It is looking for those special moments that evoke the feeling of ‘being there’ – the moments you want to share with friends, family and social audiences. The #OMGB 'Home of Amazing Moments Award will be awarded to the photographer of the image judged to capture the spirit of the campaign most successfully.

The prize will be a three-night stay at the beautiful Bushmills Inn, a luxury 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast. The prize is for two people and VisitBritain will suggest an itinerary that will help you make the very best of this exciting trip and help you to discover all that this fascinating area has to offer. The winning image will also be featured in the Awards book and at the 2016 exhibition.

NB. #OMGB – ‘Oh My GREAT Britain’

Entries in all categories will be eligible. A shortlist will be prepared by Take a view in association with VisitBritain and the #OMGB Campaign, with the winner being chosen by representatives of VisitBritain and the #OMGB Campaign. The winner will be notified by the end of October 2016 and the prize must be taken before 31st March 2017 (not valid for Saturday night stays or during holiday periods). Accommodation for two people in one room will be provided for up to three nights on a bed & breakfast basis plus dinner for two for up to three nights (excl drinks).

GREAT Britain; Home of Amazing Moments


Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award

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 that it is also eligible for the Network Rail Award.

The prize will be an exclusive visit to Britain’s favourite railway landmark, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland. Here, weather permitting, there will be ample opportunity to photograph the 125-year old bridge from areas not accessible to the general public. Network Rail will also arrange for the lucky winner to take the engineers’ lift to the top of this iconic structure to capture some amazing views of the Forth and see the Bridge from a completely different perspective.

In addition, £300 will be paid to the winner by Take a view to assist with expenses relating to the visit. 

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. It is a criminal offence to go onto the railway. Any competition submissions that are taken from locations that are clearly on the railway will not be eligible and may be passed to the British Transport Police. 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. Prize visit must be made before 31st December 2017.

Network Rail

The Sunday Times Magazine Award

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.

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

As well as a complimentary 12-month digital subscription to The Sunday Times, the winner will receive a fantastic Fujifilm X100T camera; third generation of the much-loved X100 series. Equipped with the world's first electronic rangefinder, an APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor, high-speed EXR Processor II image processing engine and a FUJINON 23mm F2 lens, the X100T delivers excellent image quality and control. (RP £800).

Entries in all categories will be eligible, with the shortlist being decided by the primary selection & interim judging panels. The final decision will be made by representatives of The Sunday Times Magazine.

The Sunday Times Magazine


Fujifilm X100T camera

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 10, by AA Publishing. There will be an exhibition of winning entries 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. Additional prizes that may be supplied by sponsors and 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.