14th LPOTY Awards is underway

February 16 2021, Gillingham, Dorset: The 14th Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards get's off to a flying start!
Terry Gibbins Autumn crunch
Feb 21

Entry for the 14th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is now open and entrants have until 14th April 2021 to submit their photographs of the British landscape. Landscape Photographer of the Year is one of the world’s most exciting photography awards, founded by renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite. The competition is open to everyone, with a special class for those younger than 18. There is a prize fund worth over £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 London in the Autumn .Previous locations for the annual showcase have included the National Theatre and London Waterloo Station. Shortlisted entrants will also be published in stunning coffee-table book Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 14, published by Octopus.

For the full list of competition categories along with descriptions please click here.

Network Rail will once again be our exhibition partners. We're delighted that their Special Award Lines on the Landscape will also be returning. In addition to this special award, we have three new special awards in association with our partners:

• Landscapes at Night in association with Light and Land, this considers all forms of night photography including Astrophotography, street and city photography at night etc.

• Historic Britainin association with The Sunday Tines Magazine. Due to the Sunday Times approaching its 100th birthday this. year, we felt an award which highlights elements of the UK’s rich history which still appears in the landscape today would be perfect.

For the full list of competition special awards along with descriptions please click here.

Notes to Editors

Images from previous awards are available to support this press release. Charlie Waite is available for interview. For more information, please contact Katy Love at

Please note that all images & logos supplied by Lightworx/Landscape Photographer of the Year authorised associates, remain the copyright of their respective photographers or organisations. They may only be used for press/promotional purposes in direct connection with the Lightworx/Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards and must be credited. Image files should be deleted after agreed use and not retained in storage systems.

2021 competition key dates

● Closed for entries 14 April 2021

● Awards announcement - 24 October 2021

● Book release – 28 October 2021

● Exhibition launch in London – November 2021

About Landscape Photographer Of The Year

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 £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 British landscapes at 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.

Awards are presented to both the adult and young Landscape Photographer of the Year and there are four main categories that have both adult and youth sections, with additional prizes offered within each category.

The annual exhibition attracts many thousands of visitors. Held at the National Theatre for seven years, it became one of the venue’s most popular exhibitions before moving to London Waterloo, the busiest station in the country, in 2014. The first show of its kind to be held at the station, the exhibition has become a focal point for many of the quarter of a million visitors that pass through each day.

About Charlie Waite

Charlie Waite is firmly established as one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. His photographic style is often considered to be unique, in that his photographs convey an almost spiritual quality of serenity and calm. Represented in private and corporate collections throughout the world, he has held numerous solo exhibitions at prestigious venues in the UK, Japan and the USA.

With over 30 books to his name, Charlie‘s photographs have received wide critical acclaim over many years. A recent article in Royal West of England Academy Art Magazine featuring Charlie's work commented “Waite’s landscapes are rare perfections of light, colour and composition and offer the viewer a luxuriant portrait of a planet at peace”.

In 2000 Charlie was awarded the prestigious honorary fellowship to the British Institute of Professional Photographers and in early 2007 was presented with Amateur Photography’s Power of Photography Award, which is given to a photographer whose work is deemed to effectively demonstrate the powerful and memorable images of which photography is capable. Also a sought after writer, public speaker and presenter, Charlie has featured in numerous photographic and broadsheet publications, DVDs and television programmes on photography.

Charlie founded the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards in 2006 with the aim of providing a showcase for those around the world who share his passion for the art of landscape photography.

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