Entries for LPOTY 2022 open from 6 January

Entries for the 15th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition are open from 6 January. Entrants have until 5th May 2022 to submit their photographs of the British landscape.
Mara Leite PR
Dec 21

Press Release

December 30th 2021, Gillingham, Dorset:

Could you be the next Landscape Photographer Of The Year? Entries for the 15th photography competition are open from 6 January. Entrants have until 5th May 2022 to submit their images of the British landscape.

Landscape Photographer of the Year is one of the world’s most exciting and prestigious photography awards. 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.

The 2021 winner was Mara Leite, with her image ‘Morning at Countryside’ taken in West Sussex. Speaking about her photograph, Mara said “It felt like an entrance to another world. It was a beautiful, peaceful morning with occasional smiles and small talks from locals on their morning walks, and that's the feeling I tried to emulate with this photograph.

The awards are to everyone, with a special youth competition for those 18 or under.

The winning image of the 2021 Young Landscape Photographer of the Year was ‘Joining the Queue’ by Evie Easterbrook. Evie said of her photograph “We had gone on a walk across the harbour to Walberswick. After catching a ferry back, we walked along the harbour where there are lots of old fisherman's huts. One of them has been converted into a Fish & Chip shop where I took this picture. I liked the way it looked as if the gulls were queueing!”

Entries are split into four main categories:

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

There are also Special Awards, in association with the competition’s partners:

  • Lines in the Landscape in partnership with Network Rail
  • Historic Britain in partnership with The Sunday Times Magazine
  • Coast in partnership with Octopus Publishing
  • Landscapes at Night in partnership with Light & Land.

For the full list of categories, Special Awards and prizes please visit:

Awards founder, Charlie Waite comments: "I am so proud that 2022 will be the year we celebrate the 15th Landscape Photographer of the Year! With the variety of adult and junior categories, the competition offers all lovers of photography the opportunity to showcase the wonderful diversity of the United Kingdom, that only photography can reveal."

All entries to the awards must be uploaded via the competition website, before 5th May 2022. Entry fees apply. Full terms and conditions can be found on the site.

2021 winning images:

  • ‘Morning at Countryside’ by Mara Leite
  • ‘Joining the Queue’ by Evie Easterbrook (youth winner)

Download the full press release and accompanying images.

Notes to Editors

Images from previous awards are available. Awards founder Charlie Waite is available for interview. For more information, please contact Michaela Butler at

Please note that all images & logos supplied by LPOTY or LPOTY’s 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 Landscape Photographer of the Year and must be credited. Image files should be deleted after agreed use and not retained in storage systems.

2022 competition key dates:

  • Open for entries 6 January – 5 May 2022
  • Awards announcement – 23 October 2022
  • Book release – October 2022
  • Touring exhibition begins – November 2022

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 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 award showcases the work of many talented photographers, inspiring visitors to experience the joys of the British landscape first hand.

About Charlie Waite

Charlie Waite (b. 1949) is firmly established as one of the world’s leading landscape photographers. He 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.

Waite worked in British theatre and television for the first ten years of his professional life, where he became fascinated by theatrical lighting and design. Gradually the landscape and the way it can be revealed to us through light and shade stole him away from the acting profession.

Waite has established a worldwide reputation for his particular approach to his work, and his photographs are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world. His photographic style is often considered to be unique, in that his photographs convey an almost spiritual quality of serenity and calm.

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