Awards & Prizes

‘Top prize of £10,000 for the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018’

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 2018’ 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 2018 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.


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 winner can choose a prize from one of the following unique experiences:

Option 1 - the winner will join Network Rail’s inspection helicopter for a bird’s eye view of our railways. The helicopter has a range of 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.

Option 2 - an exclusive visit to Britain’s favourite railway landmark, the Forth Bridge in Scotland. Here, weather permitting, there will be ample opportunity to photograph the 128-year old bridge from areas not accessible to the 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.

Option 1 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 for either option but all travel/accommodation costs are to be organised and paid directly by the entrant. If the winning image is from the ‘Youth’ class, the prize will be arranged via the winning photographer’s parent/guardian. Prize must be taken by 31st December 2019.
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.

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

The prize will be a one-day photography workshop in the UK, courtesy of Light & Land, plus a 12-month digital subscription to The Times/The Sunday Times. 

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 winner will be able to choose from the one-day workshops listed on that have space available. Prize must be taken by 31st December 2019. Additional costs, including travel to the workshop are the responsibility of the winner.  

The Sunday Times Magazine

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 12, 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.