The 2017 competition will open for entries on the 10th April. Could you be our 11th winner? Images taken within the five years preceding the closing date are eligible, so you may already have that winning image but spring is definitely in the air, so it's a great excuse to take your camera out and enjoy the wide variety of stunning landscapes that Britain has to offer.
Just before the exhibition finished at London Waterloo, Awards founder Charlie Waite took time out to chat to visitors and say a few words about the exhibition tour and the 10th Anniversary Special Edition book by AA Publishing. You can see the resulting short film by film maker, Sam Hurt, here.
Ongoing station work at Liverpool Lime Street means that we are now not going to be able to take the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition tour there this year as planned. It was a great venue last year and so we hope to return in the future. Awards founder, Charlie Waite will be visiting the exhibition at Glasgow Central on the morning of Monday, 13th March, so do call in for a chat if you are nearby.
Revised dates are as follows:
London Bridge - Until 11 March
Glasgow Central - 13 March to 8 April
Manchester Piccadilly - 10 April to 22 April
Leeds - 24 April to 13 May
Birmingham - 15 May to 27 May
London Charing Cross - 29 May to 10 June
London Paddington - 12 June to 24 June
We are really looking forward to the end of April when our Special Edition 10th Anniversary Book by AA Publishing will be released. It has over 250 photographs, including all overall winners and adult category winners plus a selection from each of the 10 years of the competition so far. We've been lucky enough to have a sneak preview and we think it looks great. It is larger than the annual volumes both in page size and in the number of pages and will be available from all the usual bookstores and online outlets, where it is available for pre-order now (RRP £35).
Following on from the successful exhibition at London Waterloo, we are thrilled that Network Rail has given us the opportunity to tour a display of over 55 images from Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 10, including all the main winners, to stations nationwide. The exhibition opens at London Bridge on Monday 20th February before travelling around the country throughout the spring. A further 11 images will be on display at London Euston from this weekend.
We were delighted to welcome The Outdoor Guide as supporters of the Awards in 2016 and it is thanks to them that Julia Bradbury was the wonderful guest speaker on our Awards night. The Outdoor Guide (@togwalks) gave a special prize of a personalised & signed copy of Julia Bradbury’s ‘Best Walks with a View’ DVD + her book ‘Unforgettable Walks’ to the photographer of their favourite image from Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 10. The winner was Gary Waidson for his image of Castlerigg Stone Circle in the Lake District.
As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations, ten of our supporters each gave a special prize to their favourite image from Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 10. The Fujifilm prize of the fantastic Fujifilm X70 premium compact camera was won by Sam Proctor for his image of grain silos in Edinburgh.
For those of you who’d like a reminder of our 2016 Awards Night, or those of you who’d like a flavour of the evening, a short film can be seen here. You’ll be able to see our main award winners and guest presenters, together with a few words from our special guest, Julie Bradbury. It’s only about 7 minutes long, so perfect for a coffee break!
You may know that we send out occasional newsletters to those of you who have asked to receive them. We don't bombard you with information but these do help to let you know about key competition dates and exhibition information. Our recent edition can be seen here. If you would like to sign up for future issues, just add your details to the mailing list section on our homepage.
Not long until the exhibition of all the 2016 winners opens at London Waterloo station! The exhibition opens on Monday 21st November and will run until Sunday 5th February and the long opening hours of the station must make it one of the most accessible photography exhibitions in the country...and it's free. Big thanks to Network Rail and to Emagination Store who have printed and installed the exhibition for us this year and are specialists in large format printing. (firstname.lastname@example.org). There are plans for the exhibitions to tour to other stations across the country between February and June next year...more details soon!
For the third year, the Awards are being held in association with VisitBritain and the GREAT campaign, who want to showcase the diversity of amazing moments and experiences that can be only be had on a trip across Britain.The GREAT Britain #OMGB ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ Award was offered for the photograph judged to best capture the spirit of the campaign. Mark Gilligan’s rainbow arcing over Wast Water in the Lake District National Park certainly met the brief and shows a truly ‘amazing moment’.
Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 10 by AA Publishing, with all 153 winning and commended images from this year's competition, is available in the shops and from the usual online outlets now. Stunning cover is by Justin Minns, who has two commended images in this year's book.
The Young Landscape Photographer of the Year title has been awarded to Hannah Faith Jackson, who spotted the potential in Glasgow’s city reflections, with the many layers of her image suggesting the wealth of activity that goes on in our cities today. Well done Hannah!
Big congratulations to Matthew Cattell, who is the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 and the tenth holder of the title. Matthew was the overall winner with his image of Brighton, entitled 'Starling Vortex'. Awards founder and head judge, Charlie Waite said “The sense of movement is palpable in Matthew’s photograph and you really feel what it would have been like to stand beside him. The starlings seem to be swirling around the iconic remains of Brighton’s West Pier in a manner reminiscent of the tornado in the Wizard of Oz. A judicious choice of shutter speed suits both birds and water. An intriguing image.”
There's a big new event coming up in August - the Countryfile Fair at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from 4th - 7th August 2016
You can find out all about it on their website. There are lots of things to see and activities for all the family and, if you have a look at the event map, you will see that there is an Art & Photography zone. We are delighted to have been asked to display 12 images from the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards in this and have selected images from the first nine years of the competition. Photographs on display by: Russ Barnes, Tim Harvey, Bart Heirweg, Slawek Stasczcuk, Robert Birkby, Marshall Pinsent, Mark Bauer, Ross Hoddinott, Mark Simpson, Scott Wilson, Bill Ward and Adrian Campfield.
Fingers crossed for some lovely weather!
Photo: White Horse at Cherhill, Wiltshire by Mark Bauer
There’s a fantastic prize on offer for the winner of this year’s GREAT Britain #OMGB ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ Award in association with VisitBritain & the GREAT campaign, who want to show the world that Britain and its landscape really is a ‘home of amazing moments’.
The photographer chosen as best capturing the spirit of the campaign with their own ‘amazing moment’ will win a three-night stay at the beautiful Bushmills Inn, a luxury 4-star boutique hotel at 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.
Just enter your photograph in any of our main categories to be considered for this Award.(See our Awards & Prizes page for full details/Prize T&C)
Find out more about the #OMGB campaign
Photograph: The Eighth Wonder, Giant’s Causeway by Stephen Emerson (LPOTY Commended 2009)
Bill Ward was the first winner of the Adobe Prize with his image 'Rainbow Falls' taken at Kisdon Force in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We are delighted that Adobe are again offering a prize of a complimentary twelve month subscription of Creative Cloud Complete to the creator of their favourite image from the ‘Adult Your view’ category. They will be selecting the winner from the main shortlist and, as well as looking at the image, Adobe will also be looking at the technical information that you supply.The ‘Your view’ category encourages a creative viewpoint and Adobe are looking for an image that matches their vision of ground-breaking content. This prize is a great reason to think laterally & see where your creativity takes you.
It’s our 10th Anniversary…we are looking for our 10th winner and the competition closes for entries on the 10th July. There seems to a be a bit of a theme evolving here, so we have had a chat with our supporters and they have offered 10 special extra prizes for this special year. Following the publication of the Awards book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 10 in October 2016, our contributing supporters will each choose their own personal favourite from the images within the book and the photographer will win the prize offered by that supporter:
Fujifilm - the Fujifilm X70 premium compact camera - perfect to carry with you wherever you go
Páramo - the Páramo Halcon Traveller Jacket with 12 easy-access pockets
The Outdoor Guide - Julia Bradbury’s personalised, signed copies of ‘Best Walks with a View’ DVD + her book ‘Unforgettable Walks’
Bayeux - five Digital C-Type prints up to 50x70cm paper size (to be placed as one order from files as supplied, to be used before 31/05/2017)
Amateur Photographer - a twelve-month digital subscription to the magazine (to start by 31/12/2016)
Outdoor Photography - a twelve-month print subscription to the magazine (to start by 31/12/2016)
AA Publishing - a complete set of the Landscape Photographer of the Year annual awards book; Volumes #1-10
Campaign to Protect Rural England - a copy of the new CPRE book, '22 Ideas That Saved The English Countryside', signed by the authors
Light & Land - one-day photography workshop (in the UK - to be taken by 31/12/2017)
LEE Filters - we’re just awaiting final details but it will be good!
Terms: All images within Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 10 will be considered. One prize per photographer. If more than one supporter selects the same image, then the supporter who notifies us first will get their first choice, with the second supporter selecting an alternative image. Take a view and their Sponsors & Supporters reserve the right to change prizes to ones of comparable value if required by unforeseen circumstances Prizes are not transferable and no cash equivalent will be available for non-cash prizes. These prizes 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 prizes due to unforeseen circumstances.
We are delighted to welcome The Outdoor Guide as supporters of the Awards. The Outdoor Guide (TOG) is a website that pulls together curated content and material that’s all outdoor related, so an ideal match for us! With lots of ideas and personal recommendations from TV presenter and outdoor enthusiast, Julia Bradbury, TOG is a friendly and fun site with some great walks to download as well as information on where to stay, eat and drink. Julia judged for us back in 2010, so it is great to have support from TOG on this, our 10th Anniversary year.
Network Rail has given us an extra venue for the exhibition tour, so you can now see sixty photographs from Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 9 at London Charing Cross until 30th June. And there is still time to enter this year's competition...closing date is July 10th!
The latest Amateur Photographer magazine is now on the shelves (Cover date: 18th June ) and there is a great feature on the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards in which Awards founder Charlie Waite looks at the importance of the British weather to landscape photography by choosing successful entries that have used our rapidly changing weather to great effect. Some lovely images by Tim Harvey, Doug Chinnery, David Baker, Wilco Dragt, Jon Gibbs, David Mould, Tony Gill, Fortunato Gatto & Bill Terrance are showcased. There has been some very dramatic weather over recent weeks and there is still time to create an image that may make you our 10th overall winner – enter by 10th July.
Awards founder, Charlie Waite had an enjoyable time on Wednesday chatting about photography and the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition to BBC local radio stations across the country, including Sheffield, Jersey, Northampton, Stoke and Oxford. There are beautiful landscapes in all corners of the UK (not forgetting the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man of course) and with just over three weeks until the 2016 closing date of 10th July, there is still time to explore and to find that winning image.
The current winner of the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award, Robert France, travelled up to Edinburgh this month to take up his unique prize of a special tour of the majestic Forth Bridge. Luckily, Robert has a head for heights and made the most of an amazing photographic opportunity and good weather. This great prize is on offer again in 2016, so enter your picture of the contemporary rail network into the main competition by 10th July for a chance to win.
Picture courtesy of Robert France.
The newly renovated station of Birmingham New Street will be the first host of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition tour. The exhibition opens on Friday 29th April and there is a chance to meet Awards founder, Charlie Waite in Birmingham on the 29th between 10am and 2pm. Charlie will also be at Liverpool Lime Street on the 9th May and in Leeds on 20th May.
Birmingham New Street station - 29th April to 7th May
Liverpool Lime Street station - 9th May to 18th May
Leeds station - 20th May to 29th May
Edinburgh Waverley station - 31st May to 8th June
Reading - 10th June to 20th June
Above: Peak District by James Mills
Could you be the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 & be the 10th person to hold the title?
You can see what our previous winners have said about their success here.
The closing date is the 10th July 2016, 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.
(Image shows successful entries from Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 9).
We are delighted that VisitBritain and the GREAT Campaign are with us for the third year.
To celebrate, there will be a new Award – the GREAT Britain #OMGB 'Home of Amazing Moments' Award. We all love photographing Britain and we’ve all experienced those amazing moments that we remember for ever. The GREAT campaign is looking for the image that shares that special experience – that communicates the feeling of being there and inspires people to visit Britain to discover amazing moments of their own.
NB. #OMGB = Oh My Great Britain – look for it on social media and at en.omgb.com.
Following on from the success of the Waterloo exhibition, we are delighted that Network Rail is giving us the opportunity to tour to other stations nationwide.
Sixty photographs from the exhibition, including all the winners, will be on tour from the end of April until early June and will be visiting Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh & Reading.
We are just waiting final confirmation of the dates, which will be available very soon.
Awards founder, Charlie Waite, will also be visiting the exhibitions at Liverpool, Leeds & Birmingham and as soon as times are confirmed, we will let you know – hope you can go along and say hello.
There are 150 winning and commended images in the Awards this year and you can find them all in the Awards book by AA Publishing. The cover shows a beautiful Scottish snowscape by Guy Richardson, which was highly commended by the judges and was the 'Judge's choice' of Joe Cornish. Available now from bookshops & online outlets. (RRP £25)