Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 award

The winner of the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013 award is announced.

Mist and Reflections by overall winner Tony Bennett

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.

Starlings over Carmarthen by Nigel McCall, winner of the ‘Urban View’ category

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.

Autumn Leaves at Polesden Lacey by Christopher Page, winner of Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013

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.

Mystical Morning by Bob McCallion, winner of the ‘Living the View’ category
Works by the winners and runners up will be included in this beautiful coffee-table book

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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