Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 in pictures

21 October 2015 ( 18 May 2016 )

This year's Landscape Photographer of the Year is now open for entries. See some of last year's best photographs and find out how to take part.



2016 Landscape Photographer of the Year call for entries

The tenth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year photography competition is now open for entries. 

Photographers have until July 10 to submit their best photographs of the British landscape. It's one of the world's most exciting photography competitions with the chance to win up to £10,000. An exhibition of winners and shortlisted photographs will take place later in the year.

Photographs can submit up to 25 photographs across four categories so you don't have to have the difficult task of picking just one of your favourite photos. The four categories are:

  • Classic view: sweeping images that capture the beauty of the British landscape
  • Living the view: people interacting with their landscape, such as working or playing
  • Your view: a chance to express what the British landscape means to you
  • Urban view: town and city photography

Founder Charlie Waite says "this is a very exciting year for us - the 10th Anniversary of the competition. When we started the Awards back in 2006, we hoped to provide a platform for landscape photographers that would also show the world what a wonderful place Great Britain is to live in, to visit and to explore. The talent of our entrants is beyond question and the photography that they produce makes my role as one of the competition’s judges a challenge – albeit an enjoyable one. I believe that a successful landscape photograph shares some of the emotion felt by the photographer with the viewer and I am very much looking forward to discovering our tenth winner.”

Find out how to enter

About the Landscape Photographer of the Year

The Landscape Photographer of the Year award was founded by landscape photographer Charles Waite in 2006 for those who share his passion for landscape photography.

The award showcases the best of British landscape photography and the beautiful and varied landscape of the British Isles, both rural and urban.

2015's overall winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year was Andy Farrer with a striking image of a snow-covered Bat's Head on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, and the Youth class winner (17 or under) was Mairi Eyres, 16, who beautifully captured a daisy through a droplet of water.

Read Landscape Photographer of the Year founder Charles Waite's tips for winter landscape photography.

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 9 is out now (AA Publishing, £25). The Landscape Photographer of the Year awards are held in association with VisitBritain and Countryside is GREAT. For more information, see www.take-a-view.co.uk.

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