LPOTY 2022 Award Winners Announced

Winners are announced in the 15th Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.
LPOTY 2022
Oct 22

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022 – The winner is announced


Brecon in Winter by William Davies, winner of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022

The fifteenth Landscape Photographer of the Year has been announced. The stunning ‘Brecon in Winter’ by Will Davies was chosen by the judges as the overall winner of the prestigious title and £10,000 prize.

Will Davies says “This view is out towards the west of the Brecon Beacons from the Pen y Crug hill fort. I love this area in winter – the mountains somehow feel and look grander and wilder in the snow. The weather was not looking promising as I hiked up in the dark, but luckily the sun broke through right at sunrise, just long enough to get this shot. I have followed Landscape Photographer of the Year for a long time, without previously believing I had photos good enough to enter, so it was a wonderful surprise and a huge honour to find out from Charlie that I’d won.”

Awards Founder, Charlie Waite says “Will has captured a wonderful relationship between the distant cold snow covered tones and warmer tones below. The expertly balanced geometric shapes within the thrillingly vivid yellow provides the viewer with a superb visual experience, all culminating in this hugely well-deserved winning photograph.”


Dawn Reflection by Natasha Burns, winner of Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022.

Natasha Burns has been awarded the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year title for the serene image ‘Dawn Reflection’, taken at Loch Creran, Argyll.

Natasha Burns says “Loch Creran is in a beautiful, forested glen near my house. It was early and the loch looked magical, shrouded in mist and completely still. I heard the sound of oars and saw the boat which was backlit with golden light. I was so thrilled when Charlie phoned to say I had won Young Landscape Photographer of the Year. The previous winners’ photographs are so amazing, it is a real honour to win this year.”

Awards Founder Charlie Waite says “Natasha has produced a photograph that demonstrates a perfect sense of timing and exceptional previsualisation. She has created a sublimely beautiful atmosphere that transports the viewer to enter into a dream world of mystery and wonder, and leaves the audience unable to depart from the place where she has taken them to.”

From the stillness of misty forests, warm beaches and dark backstreets to the drama of spectacular sunsets, crashing waves and thrilling mountain ranges, the photographs in the 15th Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards showcase talented photographers. Their images inspire us all to engage with the wonderful diversity of the British landscape.

View full gallery of all 2022 winning and commended images

Congratulations go to the winners of this year’s categories:

Category Winners

Classic View: Ascension by Demi Oral ‘Ascension’
Urban Life: Fully Loaded by Kevin Williams ‘Fully Loaded’
Black and White:
Souls Tied by Paul Killeen
Your View:
Oh! Limpet Games by Simon Turnbull

Congratulations also go to the winners of this year’s categories:

Special Award Winners

Coast in association with Ilex Press (Part of Octopus Publishing): The Sacred Garden by Gray Eaton
Historic Britain in association with The Sunday Times Magazine: Windmill in the Mist by Itay Kaplan
Landscapes at Night in association with Light & Land: Lightning Storm Over Jodrell Bank by Melvin Nicholson
Lines in the Landscape, in association with Network Rail: Loch Awe by Damian Waters

Collection 15 Book

Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 15.
On sale 27 October by Ilex Press.
Hardback, £35.

Discover all the winning and commended entries from the 15th anniversary edition of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, in one breath-taking package.

From rural countryside to striking urban cityscapes, discover the best of British landscapes from the latest Landscape Photographer of the Year awards.


2022/23 Exhibition

An exhibition of winning and commended entries will premiere on 31 October 2022 at Paddington Station. In partnership with Network Rail, the exhibition will travel up and down the United Kingdom, stopping at further stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Glasgow Central and London.

The exhibition tour will allow tens of thousands of visitors and commuters to discover the wonder and joys of the British landscape and be inspired by the very best of landscape photography


MPB are headline sponsor of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022.

With thanks to all our sponsors and partners:

MPB, Sutton Projects, Network Rail, Ilex Press, The Sunday Times Magazine, The APS Group, Light & Land


About Landscape Photographer of the Year

The highly prestigious annual showcase, Landscape Photographer of the Year, is now in its 15th year. It was devised by one of the country’s leading landscape photographers Charlie Waite, in order to inspire profound engagement with the British landscape through photography.

With a total prize fund worth over £20,000, a full colour book of best entries and a popular annual exhibition, Landscape Photographer of the Year celebrates all that is great about the British landscape. The competition showcases the work of many talented photographers, inspiring visitors to experience the joys of the British landscape first hand.

About Charlie Waite

Charlie Waite is firmly established as one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. Throughout a twenty-five year career he has held many exhibitions internationally and lectured throughout the UK, Europe and the US.

In 2007, Charlie launched Landscape Photographer of the Year to share his passion and appreciation of the beauty of nature and the United Kingdom through photography.

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