There's not long to submit your photographs of the beautiful British landscape to this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year Award. Deadline for entry is this Saturday, 7 July 2018.
One of the world’s most exciting photography awards, it was founded by renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite and is open to everyone, with a special class for those younger than 17, and each entrant can submit 25 photographs across four categories. There is a prize fund worth £20,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner and additional special awards.
As in previous years, an exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will premiere in the late autumn. Previous locations for the annual showcase have included the National Theatre and London Waterloo Station. Shortlisted entrants will also be published in a stunning book Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12, published by The AA, and described by The Times as a "coffee-table staple".
Last year’s winner was Benjamin Graham, who captured the constantly shifting sand patterns and tidal pools on the extensive beach at East Head that sits at the mouth of Chichester Channel. He especially likes "the indeterminate scale of the image. The double S-curve could be 2m long or 2,000... It was actually about 20."
The Landscape Photographer of the Year is unique in that it celebrates the United Kingdom only, offering photographers worldwide an opportunity to showcase their images of Britain. From stark moorland to angular cityscapes, and from rocky coastlines to lush woodland, Britain’s remarkable landscape and volatile weather provide generous material to fire the imagination.
A key supporter, Network Rail, is offering the Lines in the Landscape Award for the best image of the contemporary rail network shown within its landscape setting. Awards founder, Charlie Waite said: "Every year, I am overwhelmed by the positive response that the Awards receive; both from entrants and those who visit our exhibitions.
"Everybody is photographing and I am convinced that these individual moments of creativity help us in our everyday lives. The arrival of spring this year was particularly welcome and has added fresh colour to our landscape. It is a wonderful time to escape with a camera and seek that winning image."
All entries to the awards must be uploaded via the competition website at take-a-view.co.uk before the deadline of Saturday 7 July 2018. Entry fees apply. Full terms and conditions can be found on the site.
An exhibition of winning entries will premiere in November 2018 and around 150 of the best photographs from the competition will appear in the Awards book – Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12 – by AA Publishing.