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After 12 amazing years, we thought it would be the perfect time to give the competition a fresh look, with a new logo and website being part of the plan. It means that we won't be opening for entries until 2020, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the British landscape through the seasons and to discover some great new locations with your camera. Thanks for your loyalty to the project so far! Do look out for all the latest updates on our social media channels, which now have new names:
The Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition Tour travelled from London Victoria to London Paddington last night and is there until the 9th July 2019.
Including the premier at London Waterloo last November, the exhibition will have visited a total of 10 stations nationwide by the end of the tour - London Paddington is the 9th station to play host, so hope you get a chance to see the winning images from Collection 12 in the wonderful setting of Brunel's masterpiece.
Having been visiting Network Rail stations around the country since February, the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition has just returned to London and you can see it at London Victoria station until the 24th June 2019. Hope you get a chance to visit!
The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition has arrived at Birmingham New Street station and you can visit it there until the 9th of June, when it will be heading back to London and the South of England for the final stages of this year's tour. Sixty successful images from Landscape Photographer of the Year are on display, so we do hope you get a chance to see it.
We are delighted that the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition has got to Manchester Piccadilly station ahead of schedule, so a whole extra day to see the beautiful photography of our winners, so big thanks again to Network Rail and the installation team. All images are from Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12 (AA Publishing). Exhibition is there until 30 April.
Plans are afoot to make the 2019 exhibition tour the biggest yet, thanks to Network Rail!
We are able to release a provisional timetable now, but do just check nearer the time, especially if you are travelling long distances, as station operations can make occasional tweaks unavoidable.
London Bridge - 19 February to 10 March
Edinburgh - 12 March to 26 March
Leeds - 28 March to 14 April
Manchester - 16 April to 30 April - (Opened 15 April)
Liverpool Lime Street - 1 May to 19 May
Birmingham New Street - 21 May to 9 June
London Victoria - 10 June to 24 June
London Paddington - 25 June to 9 July - NOW ON!
Reading - 10 July to 27 July
There is still plenty of time to see the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London Waterloo station. It is up on the Balcony until 3 February 2019 and is freely accessible during station opening hours. There are lots of good shops there too, so ideal for those Christmas presents! Big thank you to Network Rail for hosting all our exhibitions again this year - having stations as venues surely makes this one of the most accessible photography exhibitions out there.
...then the latest Awards Book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12 may be the answer! It has all 153 winning and commended images from this year's competition; from ice-covered Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland & the wilds of Scotland to the storm seas of Wales and the rugged tip of mainland England. Available from all the usual retail & online outlets (AA Publishing).
For the last two years, the photographs that have won our main title have been of the South Coast of England but, this year, the balance has swung firmly back to the north, with Pete Rowbottom's image of Glencoe. Pete is based in Lancashire but travelled down to London Waterloo to see the opening of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition and he was presented with his Award by our special guest, Ray Mears.
On originally hearing of his win via a phone call from Charlie Waite, Pete said “The call ended with Charlie congratulating me again and I don't mind admitting I did a good few laps of the kitchen shouting for joy and some serious fist pumping. It didn't seem real; dreamlike even. It is so hard to take in, and it really was one of the best moments of my life. Utterly overwhelming, and simply amazing.”
(Picture by Matt James Photography of Pete Rowbottom with Ray Mears & Charlie Waite)
All of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibitions are hosted by Network Rail, supporters of the Awards for the last nine years.
Network Rail also offers the ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award for the best image of Britain’s modern rail network, which was won by Alan Courtney from Dorset, whose local knowledge of nearby Holes Bay resulted in a dramatic sunset image.
Alan's prize, of an exclusive visit to the iconic Forth Bridge, was presented by David Biggs, Managing Director (Property) for Network Rail.
(Picture by Matt James Photography of Alan Courtney (Left) & David Biggs (Right)
Ceri David Jones won the LEE Filters Prize in this year's competition for his image of Oxfordshire Woodlands and received his prize of a fantastic LEE Filters Deluxe Filter kit, presented by Peter Sturt, at the event that celebrated all our winners and saw the opening of the exhibition at London Waterloo station.
Speaking about his image, Ceri said, “The dawn light in the morning mist provides a very atmospheric woodland shot, which is something I always find refreshing for the soul.”
(Picture by Matt James Photography of Peter Sturt from LEE Filters, Ceri Jones & Ray Mears, with Ceri's winning image in centre)
A big thank you again this year to Fujifilm, who gave us a lot of support throughout the year and also offered a special prize to the photographer of the image that they felt would work particularly well in print form. The winner was Edd Allen, whose dramatic image of a storm wave at Newhaven certainly fitted the brief.
Edd's prize, of a half-day personal printing service with professional London lab, Bayeux, where he will be able to work with a printer to produce a print from four of his images using Fujifilm materials, was presented to him by Jon Sareen. You can find out more Fujifilm's photographic papers at www.originalphotopaper.com
(Picture by Matt James Photography - Left: Jon Sareen, Right: Edd Allen)
Will Milner must have had that Groundhog Day feeling when he won the Adobe Prize for the second year running. Will is the first person to win the same prize for two consecutive years since the Awards began, so well done to him!
Richard Curtis from Adobe came along to the opening night of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London Waterloo station to present Will with his prize and a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps.
(Picture by Matt James Photography - Left: Will Milner, Right: Richard Curtis)
We enjoyed meeting so many of our category winners at the opening night of the exhibition at London Waterloo. Mick Blakey's photograph of a fisherman braving the elements at Porth Nanven In Cornwall won the Living the view category, with Alex Wolfe-Warman topping the Urban view category, with his image taken from a hot air balloon over Bristol. We reckon that, as well as winning the Your view category, Nicky Goodfellow also wins the accolade of 'furthest distance travelled', making the 475 mile journey down from Perthshire. The 'Classic view' category was won by John Finney for his wintry image of the High Peak in Derbyshire.
(Picture by Matt James Photography - Top: Mick Blakey, Bottom left: Nicky Goodfellow, Bottom right: Alex Wolfe-Warman)
It was great to see so many winners and supporters of the Awards at the opening night of the exhibition at London Waterloo. Thanks to everyone who came along, particularly those who travelled long distances - up to 475 miles! - to join us. Our very special guest, Ray Mears who shares our passion for the still image, presented the Awards to the two overall winners.
Josef FitzGerald Patrick (seen here with Ray & Charlie Waite) is our Young Landscape Photographer of the Year and he travelled up from Cornwall with his family to receive the Award.
Really looking forward to seeing this week's Amateur Photographer magazine. It's a 'Landscape' special and there's a feature on this year's competition, with a great selection of images (including the cover image by Stuart McGlennon) plus comments from Charlie Waite - and they have also been chatting to some of our previous winners. Cover date is 27th October but it is on the shelves now - trip to the newsagent planned for tomorrow!
Sharp shards of ice on a bitterly cold February morning added a winning dimension to Pete Rowbottom’s image of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands, making him the twelfth winner of the overall title: Landscape Photographer of the Year and the £10,000 top prize.
Awards founder, Charlie Waite said: “The numerous strong diagonal lines of the ice fractures in Pete’s image echo the shape of Buachaille Etive Mòr in the background and have peaks of their own. You can’t take your eyes away from the relationship between the mountain and the ice; it is visually very strong and has a mathematical precision. The cold of the mountain and ice together contrast well with the amber of their surroundings. This is an image where you can hear and feel the landscape, as well as see it, so it is emotionally strong and involves the viewer on multiple levels.”
The Young Landscape Photographer of the Year title is awarded to Josef FitzGerald-Patrick for his image of a mountain biker in action at Land’s End. Josef certainly highlighted the beauty of mainland England’s westernmost county, Cornwall, by winning two of the four categories for young photographers in addition to the main prize; all of his images showing the dramatic landscape around Land’s End and Porthgwarra.
Thanks to our exhibition hosts, Network Rail, we will be returning to London Waterloo station for the premier of this year’s exhibition. It will run from Monday 19 November 2018 until Sunday 3 February 2019, is free to visit and will have the same opening times as the station – which must make it one of the most accessible exhibitions in the country. The winning images will then tour to more of Britain’s biggest stations nationwide – timetable to follow.
The 12th book in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection is out today and we think it is a very worthy addition to the series. With all 153 winning and commended images from 2018, including a cover by Darryn Kemper, it is available from UK bookstores and online outlets. We’d like to say a very big thankyou to AA Publishing who have done a great job again!
The Sunday Times Magazine are great supporters of the Awards and have been the first to show their selection of successful images every year since our very first competition back in 2007. This year is no exception, so look out for The Sunday Times Magazine this weekend! (14th October)
Could you be the fourth winner of the Adobe Prize? We are delighted that Adobe are again offering a prize of a complimentary twelve month subscription of Creative Cloud All Apps 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 may look 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. Will Milner's image of the Milky Way over Durdle Door in Dorset won the Prize in 2017.
Charing Cross in London is the last stop on the tour for our current exhibition; the eighth Network Rail station that has played host to the winning images, which are all found in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards Book (Collection 11). Do hope you have had a chance to see the exhibition on its travels. A big thank you to Network Rail for making the tour possible and for providing some of the most accessible spaces in the country.
There is something special about seeing your images in print and, for the second year, Fujifilm are offering a special prize to the photographer of the image that they feel would work particularly well in print form. The winner will receive a half-day personal printing service with professional London lab, Bayeux, where they will be able to work with a printer to produce a print from four of their images – each to be printed on Fujifilm material at a size of up to 36” x 24”, a great prize worth over £400. You can find out more Fujifilm's photographic papers at www.originalphotopaper.com
Prize must be taken by 31st December 2019. If the winner is unable to travel to Bayeux, then the prize will be four prints produced to the winner’s written instructions plus delivery to one address. The winner will be selected from the shortlist of the main Awards by representatives of Fujifilm & Bayeux.
Image of London building by Mark Cornick (Fujifilm Print Prize Winner, 2017)
Paddington station may be known for Isambard Kingdom Brunel and a certain marmalade-loving bear, but it is also currently home to the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition. Awards founder, Charlie Waite visited on Monday and enjoyed chatting to exhibition visitors. You can see the display, with over 55 successful images from Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 11, until 24 June, when it moves to London Charing Cross.
The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition tour continues and has now arrived at London Victoria - its first visit to Britain's 2nd busiest station. Hope you get a chance to see it! It is there until the 3rd June. Paul Fowles' category winning image of the Elan Valley in Wales will be on display alongside 55 other beautiful images from the Awards Book, Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 11.
If you'd like a memento of the beautiful imagery currently touring some of Britain's largest railway stations, then all 56 images from the exhibition plus nearly 100 more can be found in the current Awards Book, Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 11 from AA Publishing. It makes a great present at any time of year - especially if you are treating yourself! You can get a copy here (please note that link goes to Amazon)
Could you be our 12th 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. Closing date: 7th July 2018
The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition is now in place at Birmingham New Street Station, where it will be until May 19th before travelling back south to the capital. You can see it whenever the station is open, so there are plenty of opportunities whether you are travelling through or just visiting this lovely station. Our main stations are definitely becoming destinations in their own right!
Picture: Aymestrey in North Herefordshire by Rob Scamp
While most of us were asleep last night, the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition was taken across the Pennines and is now in place at Network Rail Manchester Piccadilly station. It's there until the 5th of May!
On display is this highly commended image by Colin Bell, alongside 55 other images from 'Landscape Photographer of the Year # 11'. Colin's image was taken in the heart of the Lake District and if you hop on a train at Manchester Piccadilly, you can travel to Windermere and enjoy the landscapes of this beautiful region first hand.
It was a very wet day in Leeds on Wednesday but, despite that, we were not the only ones enjoying the display of all 148 images from Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards Book 11 (AA Publishing) on Leeds Big Screen in Millennium Square. They are showing at 12.30pm and 5pm every day until 15 April and we were later told that, if you sit in the hostelry at the other side of the square, you can view the display whilst also enjoying refreshment - a definite 'win-win' situation!
(Image displayed: Stilts, Osea Leisure Park, Essex by Neil Burnell)
The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition has now arrived in Leeds station and we had a great day there yesterday and met some lovely people who certainly shared our passion for landscape photography. The current schedule is below but can be subject to late changes and adjustments due to unavoidable station operations:
The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition has arrived at Leeds station! And Awards founder, Charlie Waite will be there tomorrow (4 April) between 11am and 2pm. Thanks to Network Rail and Leeds Station, the exhibition will run until 22 April. And we are thrilled that Leeds Big Screen has come up trumps for us again and will be showing all the images from the current Awards Book (Collection 11 by AA Publishing) at 12.30pm and 5pm until the 15 April on the screen in Leeds Millennium Square.
Epson has just released a great short film of Awards Founder, Charlie Waite sharing his thoughts about landscape photography and the importance of the print. You can see it here.
We had a great time visiting the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition on its first day at Edinburgh Waverley station yesterday. Both the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year winner, Andrew Bulloch and the VisitBritain Award winner, Graham Niven are based in Edinburgh and we were very pleased that Graham and Andrew's Dad, Grant, came along to say hello - with Andrew knuckling down at school of course! You can see a short clip of Graham chatting to Charlie on our Facebook page. Exhibition continues until until 31 March.
The Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition tour is on its way north - see it at Edinburgh Waverley Station from 14 - 31 March. This image, 'Stormy seas at Portknockie' by Andrew Bulloch, which won the Youth Classic view category will be one of more than 50 beautiful images of the British landscape on display.
Awards founder, Charlie Waite will be visiting the exhibition on the opening morning of Wednesday, 14 March between 11am and 1.30pm, so do come along if you are nearby.
The scale of the work that has been going on at London Bridge station has to be seen to be believed. If you knew the station in its previous life, you will struggle to recognise it and we are thrilled that the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition is there until 11th March. There's lots to see in the area, including the The Shard, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast so it is definitely worth making a day of it if you get the chance.
The latest designs in the Landscape Photographer of the Year card range by UK Greetings are now in the shops so do look out for them! They show the wonderful Ribblehead Viaduct in the Yorkshire Dales National Park by David Horner & a rural scene in Durweston, Dorset by Jake Turner
Just got first picture through of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at London Bridge station. It was put in place while most of us were asleep last night and is now ready for visitors! It will be there until 11 March before travelling north to Edinburgh.
You may have already seen the short film of special guest presenter, Ray Mears at the opening of our exhibition in November. If you'd like to see a longer edit featuring all our presenters and main prize winners, then you can do so via this link. It is still under seven minutes long, so the perfect length for a tea break.
In order of appearance:
LEE Filters Prize Winner, Rachael Talibart (presented by Ralph Young of LEE Filters)
Fujifilm Prize Winner, Mark Cornick (presented by Jon Cohen of Fujifilm)
Adobe Prize Winner, Will Milner (presented by Richard Curtis of Adobe)
The Sunday Times Magazine Prize Winner, Julian Eales (presented by Russ O'Connell of The Sunday Times Magazine)
Network Rail 'Lines in the Landscape' Award Winner, Jon Martin (presented by David Biggs of Network Rail)
VisitBritain 'Home of Amazing Moments' Award Winner, Graham Niven (presented by Jasmine Teer of VisitBritain)
Young Landscape Photographer of the Year Winner, Andrew Bulloch (presented by special guest, Ray Mears)
Landscape Photographer of the Year Winner, Benjamin Graham (presented by Ray Mears)
(Images: Graham Niven's winning image of Loch Garten & Graham with Jasmine Teer from VisitBritain)