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2012 Landscape Photographer Of The Year - The search for the UK's 2012 Landscape Photographer of the Year begins.
The sixth Take A View - Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, with £10,000 up for grabs for the overall winner, is now open for entries.
Photographers have until mid-July to upload their photos and up to 25 shots can be entered across the four categories.
Unlike many other photographic competitions, Take a view celebrates the United Kingdom only, offering photographers worldwide the opportunity to showcase their images of this richly diverse and unique country.
The Awards are being held in association with Network Rail for the third year and there is a special section for photography of the British rail network – Lines in the Landscape.
Awards founder, Charlie Waite, said: "Photography is within and around us all and the impulse and compulsion to photograph our remarkable landscape seems to have grown ever stronger since the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards were first launched in 2007. It is our hope that these often hard-fought for images will make their way to our Awards and win a place at the National Theatre exhibition, where many thousands of visitors and lovers of the British landscape will be able to share some of the ‘photographic rapture’ that a photographer feels on finding that their image ‘works’. The support of Network Rail continues to be invaluable and I am particularly looking forward to judging their special award – the UK’s railways are close to my heart and trains are definitely the way to travel."
An exhibition of the winning and commended entries will premiere at the National Theatre in London in late November 2012 and all successful entries will also appear in a book.
All entries to the award must be uploaded via the competition website and the closing date is 15 July 2012. Entry fees apply. Full terms and conditions can be found on the site.