The annual Take a view landscape photographer of the year award is now open for the eleventh year running. The deadline to submit photographs of British landscape is the 8th of July, and entrants have the chance to submit up to 25 photographs varying across four categories. The categories include; ‘Classic View’ – sweeping images that capture the diversification of the UK, ‘Living the View’ – images of people interacting with the outdoors, ‘Your View’ – an image expressing what the UK landscape means to you, and ‘Urban View’ – images that highlight the cityscapes of Britain.
As one of the world’s most compelling photography awards, a prize fund of £20,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner is available. The competition is open to all, and includes a special class for those under the age of 17. Successful participants will have their winning images premiered in the late autumn. Previous locations for winning exhibitions have included the National Theatre and London Waterloo Station. Chosen entrants will also have their work published in the remarkable book Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 11.
The competition is distinct from others due to the fact that it celebrates only British landscape, offering photographers all over the world the chance to display their striking images of Britain from different perspectives. Britain’s unpredictable weather and vast landscapes that range from lengthy coastlines to untamed woodlands make for a brilliant blank canvas to capture a range of snapshots incorporating a range of imaginations.
A selection of images from last year’s competition:
Greg Waidson: ‘Circle of Fire’, The Carles, Cumbria, England
Mirek Galagus: ‘The guardian of the island’, Beachy Head, East Sussex, England
Justin Minns: ‘Room with a view’, East Winch, Norfolk, England
Matthew White: ‘Derwentwater Dream’, Cumbria, England
Paul Killeen: ‘Downhill at Dusk’, Northern Island
Peter Henry: ‘Morning Light at Crummock Water’, Cumbria, England
Phil Buckle: ‘Gateway to the lakes’, Crow Park, Derwentwater, Cumbria, England
Simon Baxter: ‘Guardians of the forest’, Llanrhychwyn, Snowdonia, Wales
Mark Giligan: ‘Finding gold, wast water’, Cumbria, England
Tim Burgess: ‘Mountain sunset’, Southern Scotland
Entries must be uploaded via the competition website www.take-a-view.co.uk.