Ben Harvey of the The Difference Engine has put together a short film of our Awards Night on 1st December at London Waterloo.
At around 6 minutes long it is perfect for that coffee break, so put your feet up and re-live the evening - or see what went on!
We are delighted that Nikon UK's support of this year's exhibition means that there will be more chances to see all winning entries on the Motion@Waterloo screen. They looked absolutely brilliant on opening night, so hope you will get a chance to go down, grab a coffee and enjoy the view.
You will be able to see the images, on and off throughout the day on:
23, 29 & 31 Dec and 2,4,14,16,19, 20, 26 & 27 Jan.
We are so pleased to be able to offer this unique opportunity & such great exposure for all involved - thanks to everyone who made it possible.
(Photo: Paul Mellor)
The Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition at London Waterloo station opened yesterday with a evening event and Awards presentation.
Guest speaker, writer and presenter Nicholas Crane gave a passionate and involving speech before presenting Awards to the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year, Sam Rielly and Landscape Photographer of the Year, Mark Littlejohn.
It was great to meet so many successful entrants, with 80 of the 113 winners from this year's Awards book travelling long distances to be there.
They had the opportunity to see their images displayed on the Motion@Waterloo screen for the opening night - a visual display spreading 40m across the top of the station platforms.
The exhibition itself is brought to you by Nikon UK and hosted by Network Rail and runs the length of the Mezzanine Balcony at the station. It is on until
January 31st 2015. Admission is free.
(Photos: Paul Mellor)
New for 2014, The 'Countryside is GREAT' Award was offered by our
sponsors, the Countryside is GREAT campaign, for an an image that says something about Britain and the wide-ranging appeal that it holds for visitors.
John Robinson's beautiful image of the North York Moors National Park looking to the distinctive and highly photogenic peak of Roseberry Topping has been chosen as the first winner of this new award.
We are very pleased that the winner of the VisitBritain 'You're invited' Award decided to take a three week tour around the country and took this stunning picture of the Derbyshire Peak District on only his second day.
The Award is for the best image from an overseas entrant and has been won by Sven Mueller from Germany for his image of Winnats Pass in Derbyshire.
The Young Landscape Photographer of the Year Award for 2014 goes to Sam Rielly. Sam was up in Anglesey when he took this picture of his Mother, who was unaware that it was being taken.
The picture has a strong narrative quality and appealed to the judges who awarded it the top prize for an entry from a photographer aged 17 or under.
Well done Sam!
Congratulations to Mark Littlejohn, who becomes the eighth holder of the title, 'Landscape Photographer of the Year'. Mark's image of a transient stream flowing down the side of a mountain in Glencoe during a heavy rainstorm captured the attention of the judges and won Mark the title and the £10,000 top prize.
Mark also had two images of the Lake District 'Highly commended' by the judges and one 'Commended'.
All 148 winning and commended entries from this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are showcased in the eighth Awards book from AA Publishing.
The cover image shows 'Sunrise in the trees, Happisburgh, Norfolk', an image by Andrew Midgley that won a well-deserved commendation from the judges.
The book is available in bookshops and via online retailers now.
For the eighth year running, The Sunday Times Magazine will be the first to show a selection of this year's successful entries on Sunday, 9th November in their wonderful Spectrum section.
They will also be featuring the picture that has won the The Sunday Times Magazine's Choice award. The photographer of this will win the beautifully designed Fujifilm X100s, courtesy of Awards supporters Fujifilm.
It's all change for this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition. After seven successful years at the National Theatre, we are very excited about the move to another iconic location - the busiest station in Britain - London Waterloo.
The exhibition will be held on the recently-built Mezzanine level of the station. Completed in the summer of 2012, the balcony provides a perfect location to display the winning entries from the competition; showcasing the very best of the British countryside in the very heart of the capital. We are the first event of this type to be held here and it's a great privilege for us.
Not only will the photographs appear on display stands across the balcony but will also make an appearance on the amazing Motion@Waterloo, a 40m wide LCD screen which is the largest single indoor screen in the UK and spans the station from platforms 7 to 11.
The exhibition will run for nine weeks from 1st December 2014 to the 31st January 2015.
Admission is free and access is unprecedented in the Awards eight year history – as long as the station is open, visitors will have the chance to see it; over 1200 hours of opportunity. Thanks go to our excellent hosts, Network Rail.
Hard to believe that this year's book is Collection 8! We are making space on our shelves and are really looking forward to seeing the finished version, as the proofs looked great.
Book details are: Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 8 by AA Publishing (ISBN-13: 978-0749576547)
This year's results will be announced when the book is released on November 10th, so there is not long to go now.
We will be contacting everyone on the shortlist by email just prior to this.
If you missed the exhibition in London last autumn, then there is a second chance to see a selection of successful entries at the Moors Valley Country Park on the Dorset/Hampshire border near Ringwood.
Running from 11 October until 23 November, visitors to the exhibition will be able to see around 100 images, including six award winning and commended photographs of Dorset, as chosen by the judges in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Photographer, Mark Simpson, whose image of Sturminster Mill was Commended by the judges and gave a talk on the opening night, was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent and his work featured in the Bournemouth Echo 'Seven Days' magazine alongside that of Jake Pike and Mirek Galagus.
Moors Valley is one of the few places outside London where it is possible to see the exhibition and is the perfect lead-up to the announcement of the 2014 winners in November and the launch of the eighth Awards book (Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 8 by AA Publishing) on November 10th.
Entry to the Moors Valley exhibition is free (parking charges apply).
Sturminster Mill by Mark Simpson
Last week saw the annual gathering of the greeting card industry at the Henries Awards in London and the ‘Take a view – Landscape Photographer of the Year’ cards won the Award for the Best Photographic Range.
Charlie Waite said, ‘This really is very exciting news for us all. When we started the Landscape Awards back in 2007, we wanted to create a showcase for landscape photography and also to promote the work of our entrants to a wider audience so that photographers could benefit directly from opportunities that would be much harder to find as individuals.
‘We have been working with UK Greetings since 2012, when the range was launched under their Camden Graphics brand and they are a perfect partner for us and for the contributing photographers, as they share our wish for print quality and good design that complements the imagery. They are still regularly adding to the range and we are delighted that it has been such a successful project for all involved. We would like to send our congratulations to UK Greetings and to the photographers whose work is now found in retailers across the country.’
Yesterday saw the 2013 Network Rail 'Lines in the Landscape' Award winner, David Cation take to the skies in the Network Rail inspection helicopter.
David won a unique opportunity to join the inspection team as they flew over Falkirk and Edinburgh. The weather was good and David had the perfect opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape while the inspection team were going about their work monitoring Britain's tracks. You can see some of the results on David's flickr page
Could you be this year's winner?
Picture courtesy of Network Rail & David Cation (www.davidcation.com)
We've been working on a short film to introduce the Awards to photographers in the UK & overseas. There's a bit of background information, footage of Awards' founder, Charlie Waite out enjoying the British countryside and some pictures from previous successful entrants.
Thanks to film-maker, Nuno Dias for the footage and all the post-production work.
There is a great feature on the Awards in this week's Amateur Photographer magazine (cover date: 14th June).
You can see the thoughts of six Awards' entrants who have been successful in previous years and read about the cameras they used to take their winning pictures.
The contributors are: Paul Arthur, Susan Brown, Adam Burton, Ian Cameron, Steve Gray and Bob McCallion. Adam and Ian are the only two photographers who have had images in all seven of the Awards books to date.
The magazine is in the shops now but if you'd rather have a digital edition, you can buy one here.
Those of you listening to the Saturday Live programme on BBC Radio 4 on the 7th June will have heard the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013, Tony Bennett, talking to presenter, Richard Coles about landscape photography and the competition.
For those that missed it, you can find it on BBC iPlayer.
Tony will be popping up again on local radio - he is scheduled to be on BBC Radio Cumbria on Friday (1.30pm) and BBC Radio Derby (2.15pm) - so barring any last minute changes, do listen out for him then.
Just to let you know about a minor clarification to our terms and conditions. The closing date was stated as being MIDNIGHT on the 11th July 2014 but has been amended to MIDNIGHT (British Summer Time) on the 11th July 2014.
Fancy winning a Fujifilm X100s with the brand new Tele Conversion lens?
That’s the fantastic prize that our supporters Fujifilm are giving to the winner
of The Sunday Times Magazine’s Choice this year.
The Sunday Times Magazine has been supporting the Awards since the beginning and will again be the first to show a selection from this year's winners in the autumn.
The beautifully designed FujiFilm X100s is the latest evolution of the very successful X100 and has all the advantages of its illustrious predecessor plus the introduction of a higher-definition Hybrid Viewfinder and a new sensor and processor. Also included in the prize is the just-released Tele Conversion Lens, specifically designed for the camera, which delivers an angle of view similar to that of the human eye. Its versatile focal length has a minimum of 14cm – perfect for close-up details & a great inspiration to creativity. In all, a fantastic prize worth over £1200.
The 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are being held in association with VisitBritain & Countryside is GREAT and we'd like to say a very big thank you to them for making the Awards happen. VisitBritain has supported us since the beginning and we are delighted to be working with them more closely this year.
The Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are now featured in newspapers and magazines all over the world, from Australia to the United States and we hope they help to inspire visitors to come to the UK and experience our wonderful landscapes at first hand - as well as spreading the word about landscape photography and the talented photographers that enter the competition.
We have an exciting new award for 2014 - a special award from Countryside is GREAT.
The judges will be looking for the one picture that they feel encapsulates Britain at its best. They will be looking for a powerful, carefully composed image which will inspire those who view it to explore the length and breadth of Britain.
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.
You can visit their 'Love Countryside' wall here.
Charlie really enjoyed meeting the young winners from our 2013 competition last week when he led their prize workshop down in Dorset....(L-R) Oliver, Charlotte, Charlie, Chris & Jake.
Oliver Curtis - Winner, Your view
Charlotte Burton - Winner, Living the view & Urban view
Chris Page - Young Landscape Photographer of the Year
Jake Pike - Winner, Classic view
Seems like only yesterday that we were at the opening of the 'Lines in the Landscape' exhibition at the fantastic National Railway Museum in York but it was actually last November - not sure where the time goes.
This means you have just one week left to see the exhibition before it closes on May 5th 2014.
Just to remind you.... 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.
Find out more here.
Thanks to Ben Harvey of The Difference Engine who has produced a short video of our eighth annual Awards night at the National Theatre last Autumn. 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.
Photo: Paul Mellor