CATEGORIES

Your first decision is to choose a category for the image(s) you wish to enter. There are four categories in the adult competition, with the youth being able to enter those same categories plus a special portfolio category created just for Young Landscape Photographer of the Year, all described below. You can enter the same image in more than one category.

In addition to the main categories, the adult competition also has a number of Special Awards, these are categories created in association with our Partners and Supporters, you can find out more about these here.

To view all the prizes on offer please click here.

Classic View

CLASSIC VIEW BANNER

Open to enter in both the adult and youth competitions.

We are looking for an image that captures the beauty and variety of the UK landscape. An iconic view; a view along a cliff-side path or of a historic village; a view down a valley; an urban skyline or snow-capped peaks; maybe showing the drama of our seasons. Recognisable and memorable; a true classic. All entries must have been taken using a camera with a sufficiently high resolution to allow the image to be printed at A4 size or above, or scanned from film.

Minor digital adjustments only please – the physical integrity of the image must be maintained.

Urban Life

URBAN LIFE BANNER

Open to enter in both the adult and youth competitions.

It’s hard to pin down an exact figure, but statistics suggest that up to 80% of the UK population lives in towns or cities. That’s a huge number, so we wanted a category that highlights the surroundings that many of us live in every day. It has always been possible to enter city skylines in Classic view and concepts in Your view (and you still can), but this category really focuses on the subject - from historic to modern - but no underground car parks, tube stations etc please – anything urban and of the outdoors is eligible. We will be taking a broad approach subject-wise – the word ‘urban’ is used as a general theme, so ‘suburban’ areas or country towns are fine. You may decide to go on a city break to get inspiration or you may take your camera on your daily commute to work. All entries must have been taken using a camera with a sufficiently high resolution to allow the image to be reproduced at A4 size or above, or scanned from film.

Minor digital adjustments only please – the physical integrity of the image must be maintained.

Your View

YOUR VIEW BANNER

Open to enter in both the adult and youth competitions.

What does the UK landscape mean to you? A stream rushing over pebbles, a foggy day in the Peak District, fish & chips on a deserted beach, you and your friends on your first big summit. Pretty much anything goes, as long as it is in the UK and of the outdoors. Use your imagination, as you have the scope for a very conceptual and personal approach. All entries must have been taken using a camera with a sufficiently high resolution to allow the image to be reproduced at A4 size or above, or scanned from film.

Digital manipulation is allowed and creativity is encouraged but it is important to remember that this is a photography competition.

Black and White

BW BANNER

Open to enter in both the adult and youth competitions.

This category recognises the continued importance of this genre of photography and its popularity amongst Landscape Photographer Of The Year entrants. This can include, urban and suburban landscapes, coastal shots and captures of the classic British countryside.

Minor digital adjustments only please – the physical integrity of the image must be maintained.

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