A message from Charlie — LPOTY at 15

Charlie Waite is the founder of Landscape Photographer of the Year. His aim was for the awards to provide a showcase for those who share his passion for the art of landscape photography.
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Mar 22

A message from Charlie

"I am so, so happy that despite all the misery that the world is currently going through, we've been able to launch the 15th Landscape Photographer of the Year.

2007 saw the launch of the first awards, and I could never have imagined that 15 years later we would have become perhaps the most established and successful landscape photography awards in the world!

I have so very many photographers and supporters of photography to express my gratitude to. If it were not for all of you, Landscape Photographer of the Year would never have been so wonderfully successful. So, in two heavily loaded words, thank you.

I often look through the past 15 years books of the awards and I am reminded of the immense talent being shown by photographers from the UK and indeed from all over the world.

Photography is so good for us in a multitude of different ways, but underpinning the impulse to photograph is one simple but overwhelming categoric statement:
Those of us who photograph truly need to."

Charlie Waite, Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards Founder

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Could you be the next Landscape Photographer Of The Year?

Entries for the 15th photography competition are open until 5th May 2022.

This year’s prize fund is worth over £20,000, with £10,000 for the overall winner and additional Special Awards. An exhibition of winning entries will tour the UK from November 2022, in partnership with Network Rail.

Winning and commended images will also be published in a stunning coffee-table book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 15, published by Ilex Press (part of Octopus Publishing Group) in October 2022.

Image: Sam Binding, Commended Classic View 2021

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