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Dates: 09/12/2012 - 10/03/2013

The Romantic Landscape is now calling on photographers to submit images for consideration in a juried book competition.

Romanticism has long been associated with the Landscape. In photography, the romantic nature of the landscape often features its spirit in full bloom. It is typically very hard to categorise. At times its very nature is uncontrollable, and often unpredictable, while at other times, it possesses a quiet and sensual power that manifests its nature in stunningly beautiful vistas. Sometimes the romantic landscape may feature people or animals in the landscape, while at other times, its landscape will be desolate and bereft of life. The most notable feature of the romantic landscape photograph is that it will inspire imaginations, and stir strong feelings in its audience. Photographers are being asked to create single images that engage with the romantic nature of the landscape that surrounds us. This award is open to professional, emerging and student photographers.


Before the Early Bird Deadline of 1/1/2013

You may register and pay your submission fee before the early bird deadline date to take advantage of the discounted submission fee. You may then submit your images online at any time up to the final submission date of March 31st, 2013

First 3 images: $30.00
Additional images: $10.00

After the Early Bird deadline

First 3 images: $40.00
Additional images: $20.00


Submissions open: December 13, 2012

Early Bird Submissions Deadline: January 1st, 2013 (With discounted submission fees)

Final Submissions close: March 10, 2013

Jurors Notice of Awards: May 1st, 2013

Online Exhibition: July 1st, 2013


Three photographers whose image best demonstrates photographic excellence, and shows they have engaged deeply with the theme of romantic landscape, will be awarded a cash award. A further 22 photographers works will receive honourable mentions.


First: $1000.00
Second: $500.00
Third: $250.00


In addition to the three photographers awarded a cash award, a further 22 photographers images will be selected for an online exhibition, and will be featured in the yearly book publication that will be a culmination of nature's four seasons from across the World.

With selection for this exhibition, the featured photographers work will be seen by an international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants, and other advocates of fine art and social documentary photography. Each participant will be included in the FIER Institute's Online Gallery Exhibition as well as published in the Picturing the World Family Portfolio Book Series.