Are you the next Photographer of the Year…?

If your idea of a perfect day out is strolling through the beautiful British countryside or enjoying an invigorating coastal walk with only your camera for company, then the Landscape Photographer of the Year Award is the ideal competition for you

Landscape Photographer of the Years Fire with Water by Sebastian Kraus

Above: Fire with Water by Sebastian Kraus

Entry for the sixth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year Award – “Take a view” – is now open and you have until mid-July to upload your pictures for a chance to win £10,000. Unlike many other photographic competitions, “Take a view” celebrates the British Isles only, offering photographers the opportunity to showcase their images of our richly diverse country.

Following the huge success and popularity of previous years, you have until 15th July to enter the 2012 Award by submitting your 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 total prize fund worth £20,000 up for grabs, including £10,000 for the overall winner.

Landscape Photographer of the Year Poplar Echoes by Ian Cameron

Above: Poplar Echoes by Ian Cameron

Last year the breathtaking wintry image of snow covered crop lines leading to a cluster of frosted trees won the top spot, when Scottish photographer, Robert Fulton, became the fifth person to win this prestigious title and the £10,000 prize. His picture was chosen by the judges from the thousands of entries that showcased the richly diverse landscape of the UK and appears in the book that accompanies the award.

Poplar Echoes by Ian Cameron Winter Field by Robert Fulton (Overall Winner)

Above: Winter Field by Robert Fulton (Overall Winner)

All entries to the award must be uploaded via the competition website,  and the closing date is 15th July 2012. Please note that entry fees apply. Full terms and conditions can be found on the “Take a view” website. The award partners for 2012 are Network Rail who will be awarding a special prize for the best photograph taken on their rail network – see the “Take a view” website for more details.

It would be fabulous to see BRITAIN readers, worldwide, entering this competition. Let us know if you do and, after you have submitted your entries to ‘Take a vew”, email your images to Good luck to everyone who enters the competition.

Written by Sam Pears // 3rd July 2012