YOUTH COMPETITION 2022

Entries for Young Landscape Photographer of the Year are now closed.

Young Landscape Photographer Of The Year is open to everyone aged 18 or under.

It’s free to enter and the top prize is £1,000!

Running alongside the adult competition, this annual award showcases some of the most talented upcoming landscape photographers.

There are four categories to enter, with prizes for each category:

  • Classic View
  • Urban Life
  • Black and White
  • Your View

The overall Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022 is chosen by our judges as having the best image out of all the youth entries.

They will be awarded £1,000, a place in the touring exhibition and their image printed as part of the Collection 15 book.

Image: 'The Beast Within the Beauty' by Henri Abbot, Youth Winner, Classic View 2021. Take a look at more YLPOTY winning and commended photographs.

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HOW TO ENTER

Entries are open from 6 January - 5 May 2022.
All entries must be submitted through our submission portal.
You must be 18 or under on the 5 May 2022 to be eligible.
Make sure to read the Competition Rules before entering!


KEY DATES 2022

  • Open for entries: 6 January - 5 May
  • Judging begins: 9 May
  • Shortlisted entries contacted: 30 May
  • Final rounds of judging: 13 - 24 June
  • Winners notified: September
  • Winners announced: 23 October

Charlie Waite discusses the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021 winning image, 'Joining the Queue' by Evie Easterbrook:

ABOUT THE CATEGORIES

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CLASSIC VIEW

In Classic View, 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.

The Youth Winner of this category will win a place in the touring exhibition and in the Collection 15 book, and will be sent a complimentary copy.

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URBAN LIFE

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. This category highlights the surroundings that many of us live in every day.

Anything urban and outdoors is eligible (so no underground car parks, tube stations or other indoor photographs). Suburban areas or country towns are also eligible.

The Youth Winner of this category will win a place in the touring exhibition and in the Collection 15 book, and will be sent a complimentary copy.

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BLACK AND WHITE

This category recognises the continued importance of black and white photography. Entries can include urban or suburban landscapes, coastal shots and images of the classic British countryside.

The Youth Winner of this category will win a place in the touring exhibition and in the Collection 15 book, and will be sent a complimentary copy.

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YOUR VIEW

In this category we encourage creativity and digital manipulation. Use your imagination, as you have the scope for a very conceptual and personal approach.

It’s the opportunity for you to show us what the UK landscape means to you. A stream rushing over pebbles, a foggy day in the Peak District, fish & chips on a deserted beach, your first big summit… Almost anything goes, as long as it is in the UK and of the outdoors.

The Youth Winner of this category will win a place in the touring exhibition and in the Collection 15 book, and will be sent a complimentary copy.

Entries are open for the 15th Young Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards are now closed.

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