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Let your photograph be the sum of paying homage to the beauty you perceive."

What is Landscape Photographer of the Year?

It is the calling together of photographers from all over the world, to celebrate their personal wonder and relishing of the landscape, but not just any landscape, the landscape of the United Kingdom.

The landscape of the UK is amazingly diverse and rich with vast, deep expanses to small intimate cameos.

The resulting collection of photographs coming from the craft and expertise of every photographer who participates, will result in a collection of images that will last forever and that will testify to the UK being one of the most beautiful countries in the world in which to make landscape photographs.


Landscape Photographer of the Year was founded in 2006 by Charlie Waite, one of today’s most respected landscape photographers.


With a total prize fund worth over £20,000, a full colour book of best entries and a popular annual exhibition in Central London, Landscape Photographer of the Year celebrates all that is great about the British landscape and showcases the work of many talented photographers, inspiring visitors to experience the joys of the British landscape first hand. Britain’s heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in Britain or simply visiting.

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"From the days of early Homo sapiens man’s activity on earth would have been depicted by often sophisticated paintings and scratchings on to rock surfaces.

In these days where information technology delivers in excess of three hundred million images a day through social networking sites, it may be interesting to take note that modern Homo sapiens are still preoccupied with 21st century versions of those sketches on rocks.

We are in danger of taking our primary truths from technology which could result in distancing ourselves from the natural world.

Thankfully however the most popular style of images that are being exchanged through the vast array of social networking sites are of a landscape nature, thus reminding us of what we treasure and what should be regarded as sacred.

Needless to say, this confirms most empathetically that millions of us experience the impulse and the need to either record or create images that arise perhaps from a state of wonder at the beauty of our world. I have often felt that the landscape photograph is in a sense a process of paying homage to something that the landscape photographer perceives to be beautiful, and the resulting image is a manifestation of that very personal dialogue that the photographer has with their subject.

Landscape Photographer of the Year is a wonderful platform for photographers to express their relishing of what the British landscape means to them and most especially what it meant to them at that most special of moments." - Charlie Waite, Awards Founder


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