The winner of the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 award is announced.
The seventh winner of the annual Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 award is Tony Bennett, with his breathtaking image Mist and Reflections, of Crummock Water in Cumbria. The Derbyshire-based photographer scooped £10,000 prize money for his efforts.
The competition, which includes 15 other categories including ‘Your View’ and ‘Urban View’, celebrates the unique and often extraordinary landscapes of the United Kingdom as captured by some of the nation’s best amateur and professional photographers.
From isolated rural vistas and quaint villages to urban sprawls, the sheer variety of the landscapes included in this year’s competition is huge and all reinforce the unique relationship between people and place.
Nigel McCall’s Starlings over Carmarthen, south west Wales won the Urban View, while a vivid shot entitled Autumn Colour at Polesden Lacey, Surrey by Christopher Page, saw him become this year’s winner of the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year, open to youngsters aged 17 or under.
A rather spooky image in black and white included silhouetted figures in an avenue of trees. Mystical Morning was taken by Bob McCallion and won the ‘Living the View’ category.
The Landscape Photographer of the Year award is increasingly popular. It was launched only seven years ago by one of the UK’s most famous landscape photographers, Charlie Waite, as a means of providing “an on-going platform for capturing images that best symbolise our land and our times, and that will stand as a record of our country”.
To run alongside the awards is the Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 7
, a beautiful hardback book containing large, colour images of the winning and commended entries from the competition.
An exhibition of this year’s winning and commended entries will be held at the National Theatre in London from the 7 December.
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