Capturing the beauty of Britain

The fifth annual Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards celebrates the beauty of natural Britain. Take a look at last years stunning winning shots or engage with the environment by entering into 2011’s competition yourself.


Last years talented winner, Dorset photographer Antony Spencer, captures a scene of frosty dawn colours in a ‘Winter mist at Corfe Castle, Dorset, England'.The fifth annual Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2011 is open for entries. The brainchild of Charlie Waite, one of the UKs most famous landscape photographers, celebrates the richly diverse landscape of the United Kingdom. He describes the awards as, “an on-going platform for capturing images that best symbolize our land and our times, and that will stand as a record of our country.”
With such a rich heritage and a beautiful, historic landscape, Britain provides a wealth of scenery for any professional or amateur photographer to capture. From the rolling hills of The Lakes, the Yorkshire Moors to the Dorset coast, there are an abundance of picture perfect locations on this glorious isle.
Last years talented winner, Dorset photographer Antony Spencer, captured a scene of frosty dawn colours in ‘Winter mist at Corfe Castle, Dorset, England’. (Pictured above)
Entrants have until the 15th July 2011 to upload up to 25 photographs onto the Take a View website. There are four categories to choose from: Classic View; capturing the landscape in its purist form, Living The View; people interacting with the outdoors, Your View; what the landscape means to you, and Urban View; pictures taken in towns and cities.  There will also be Network Rail’s Line In The Landscape, awarding the winner who captures the spirit of today’s rail network.
The competition is open to all ages, with two prestigious Landscape Photographer Of The Year titles up for grabs, one in the adult and one in the junior (under 16) section. Participants from all over the world are invited to take part, from international visitor’s holiday snaps to budding British photographers.
The overall winner will receive a prize fund of £10,000, with £1,000 and £500 going to the winners and runners up of each category. Winners will also have their work exhibited for 8 weeks at The National Theatre on London’s Southbank. The annual hardback book of winning photographs, as well as entries with special commendation, will go on sale to the public and makes a stunning coffee table book of glossy images.

For more information, a chance to see last years winners and to enter the 2011 competition visit

    Photograph by Dave Peck