Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards
Now in its sixth year, the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is open for entries. Photographers across the world have until 15th July to enter the contest by submitting their photographs of the British landscape for a chance to win £10,000. An exhibition of the winning and commended entries will premiere at the National Theatre in London in late November 2012. To enter, visit the website below.
THE SEARCH FOR THE UK’S LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR IS UNDERWAY
Could you be the next Landscape Photographer of the Year?
Now in its sixth year, the Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is open for entries and you have until mid-July to upload your pictures for a chance to win £10,000. ‘Take a view’, the idea of renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite, is one of the nation’s most exciting photographic awards and the search for the 2012 winner is on.
Entrants have until 15th July to enter the 2012 Awards by submitting their photographs of the British landscape. The competition is open to everyone and you can enter up to 25 photographs across the four categories. There is a prize fund worth £20,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner. There is also a special class for those under 16, so the whole family can get involved.
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.
When Alan Titchmarsh opened the exhibition of winning photographs in 2010, he said “We have such a variety of natural and urban landscapes for such a small group of islands and it is magic. People say, yes…but for the weather and I say no…because of it.” This has certainly been true so far this year as the weather has been frequently in the news and its impact on our landscapes provides a never-ending fund of exciting opportunities for photographers. With categories for urban and conceptual landscapes, as well as for more classical views, this year’s competition has plenty of scope to fire your imagination.
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.
Tom Kelly, Network Rail’s director, corporate communications said: “This competition celebrates something very special: the way this country looks in all its different ways, some changing, some not. I am delighted that the railway, which forms such an important backdrop for both the urban and rural landscape in so many places, should be a part of it, and look forward with anticipation to seeing the entries.”
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 stunning book by AA Publishing.
All entries to the award must be uploaded via the competition website, http://www.take-a-view.co.uk and the closing date is 15th July 2012. Entry fees apply.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the site.