LPOTY 2020 Award Winners Announced

Landscape Photographer of the Year announces its award winners in its 13th year.
Oct 20
LPOTY WINNER Adult Winner Chris Frost

A stunning shot of Woolland Woods in Dorset on a perfect Spring day by Chris Frost makes him the thirteenth winner of the overall title: Landscape Photographer of the Year and the £10,000 top prize. The judges chose Chris’ stunningly beautiful composition from tens of thousands of entries celebrating the richly diverse landscape of the UK.

“Taken in spring of 2018 in a wooded area close to Milborne St. Andrew in Dorset, this was the third visit to the area in a matter of days. On the previous days, both devoid of morning mists, the light had been harsh and unappealing but the third day delivered stunning conditions with mist swirling through the trees. The low shooting position allowed more emphasis to be placed on the wild garlic and pathway.” – Chris Frost

From dramatic storms and raging seas to the quieter joys of misty woodlands and close-ups of nature’s fascinating details, the winning photographs in the ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards’ not only display the talent of their creators but also inspire visitors to explore and discover the wonders of Britain’s countryside.

The Young Landscape Photographer of the Year title is awarded to Joshua Elphick for his image ‘Counting Sheep’.

“I captured this photo on the South Downs in East Sussex whilst out on a walk with my sister. We spotted this sheep standing well away from its herd. As I slowly approached the fence - trying my best not to scare it - I knelt down beside it and took the photo. Although some may think this image may have looked better and cooler if it were something like a Deer stood in its place, I personally like that it is a sheep because I think many believe that there is not much point taking a photo of a sheep because we see them all the time. I personally think that the image shows to appreciate the landscape around us and not take everything we have for granted.” – Joshua Elphick

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

Classic View winner Leigh Dorey ‘Roman Road’.

Urban Life winner George Robertson ‘Got You’.

Your View winner Aleks Gjika ‘Drama at the Lighthouse’.

Black and White winner Neil Burnell ‘Fantasy’.

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

Lines in the Landscape in association with Network Rail winner Brian Nunn ‘Ribblehead’.

Historic Britain in association with The Sunday Times winner Graham Mackay ‘Wallace Monument’.

Changing Landscapes in association with MPB winner Graham Eaton ‘When the Fog Parted’.

Landscapes at Night is association with Light and Land winner Alyn Wallace ‘Protector’.

View 2020 Gallery Here

Categories and Special Awards

Classic View is the category for landscape photography in its purest form; sweeping views that capture the beauty and splendour of the UK in one image.

Your View allows the entrants to express what the UK landscape means to them through photography. It is a way to comment on the way we treat our landscapes and a chance to provide a new way of looking at our environment.

Urban Life is a chance for the 80% of the UK population living in built-up areas to take pictures of the landscapes that they connect with on a day-to-day basis.

Black and White is the category for urban and suburban landscapes, coastal shots and captures of the classic British countryside

Living Britain (youth competition only) is a chance for young entrants to consider the relationships between various elements such as nature and culture or habitation and environment.

Special Prizes

  • The Network Rail Award for Lines in the Landscape is for the photographer who best captures the spirit of today’s rail network as it relates to the landscape around it.
  • The Sunday Times Magazine Award for Historic Britain celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Sunday Times by showing elements of Britain’s history that still appear in our landscape today.
  • MPB Award for Changing Landscapes focuses on various environmental issues that are impacting the British landscape today including the effect waste products have on our landscape.
  • Light and Land Award for Landscapes at Night look at the various style and techniques used for night time shots of the British landscape.


Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 13 is available to buy from the 19th October online and in all good book stores.

With special thanks to AA Publishing for creating yet another wonderful book in our collection.


An exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will premiere at London Bridge station on 16th November giving thousands of visitors the chance to see the very best of the British countryside in the very heart of the capital before a subsequent tour of the country.


About the competition

The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, now in its thirteenth year, is one of the UK’s most prestigious photography competitions. It was founded by the country’s leading landscape photographer Charlie Waite, in order to provide an “on-going platform for capturing images that best symbolise our land and our times, and that will stand as a record of our country”. Charlie has taken photos professionally for over 50 years and is firmly established as one of the world’s most celebrated international landscape photographers. He has published 28 books on photography and has held over 30 solo exhibitions across Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia.

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