The Landscape Photographer of the Year Award

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With a total prize fund exceeding £20,000, plus an eight-week exhibition at the National Theatre and the publication of a full colour book of Best Entries, Take a view will continue to be a desirable annual competition for photographers of all ages for years to come. Britain’s heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in Britain or simply visiting.

There will also be an award for the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year and each of the four main categories has both adult and youth sections.


  • Classic view
  • Living the view             
  • Your view
  • Phone view
  • The English National Parks Award


Top prize of £10,000 for the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009

Adult class

  • The single best image will be chosen by the judges from all four adult categories. The photographer of this image will be awarded the prestigious title, ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009’ and £10,000.
  • For the images judged to be the best in each of the four categories, there will be a prize of £1000.
  • For the images judged second in each of the four adult categories, there will be prizes of £500. Youth class (16 and under)

The photographer, aged 16 or under, who creates the entry chosen by the judges as the single best image, taking into account all four youth categories, will become the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009 and will win £1,000 + a place on a 2-day photography workshop, in the UK, with renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite. Payment of the cash element of the prize will be made to the winner’s parent/guardian.


There are four categories within each of the two sections and up to 15 images per person may be entered across the categories.

The minimum requirement for three of the categories (Classic view, Living the view and Your view) is that the image must have been taken using a camera with a sufficiently high resolution to allow the image to be reproduced at A4 size or above (at 300 ppi). We recommend that you use a camera of 4 mega pixels or more. There is also a category for images taken on a camera phone. This is called ‘Phone view’ and images for this must have been taken on a camera phone of 1 mega pixel or more.

NB Please ensure that your camera is on its highest-quality setting.

You can also submit images that have been scanned from film or negative to all categories apart from ‘Phone view’

All images must have been taken in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel islands.

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