|Successful images from 2010 (From top left): Sławek Staszczuk, Antony Spencer, Cedric Delves, Colin Grace.
Entry for the fifth annual Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards closes at midday on 15 July.
The competition, which has a top prize of £10,000, is open to everyone and you can enter up to 25 photographs of the UK’s landscape across four categories:
- Classic view is the category for landscape photography in its purist form; sweeping views that capture the beauty and splendour of the UK in one image.
- Living the view is the category for images of people interacting with the outdoors – working or playing in the UK landscape.
- Your view allows you to express what the UK landscape means to you through photography. It is a way to comment on the way we treat ourl andscapes and a chance to provide a new way of looking at our environment. This year the judges are allowing for a greater degree of image interpretation in this category – but the image still has to say something about the UK landscape and must ‘work’ visually.
- Urban view was introduced for the first time in 2010 and proved very popular. With almost 80% of the UK population living in built-up areas, the landscapes that we connect with on a day-to-day basis are increasingly of an urban nature. No less beautiful than natural landscapes, we are searching for those images that highlight the photographic variety to be found in our towns and cities.
There is also a separate class for those under 16, with a chance to win a place on a photographic workshop with awards founder and landscape photographer, Charlie Waite. The 2011 Awards are being held in association with Network Rail and there will, for the second year, be a Special Award offered – the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape Award’ for the best image of Britain’s rail network.
An exhibition of over one hundred winning and commended entries will be held at the National Theatre in London from 05 December 2011 and will also appear in a coffee table book by AA Publishing.
All entries to the Awards must be uploaded via the competition website
. Entry fees apply, the closing time/date is midday 15 July 2011.