Could you be the next Landscape Photographer of the Year?

Rosie Vare
Misty Morning, Cumbria by Malcolm Blenkey (Your View, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014)
Misty Morning, Cumbria by Malcolm Blenkey (Your View, Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014)


Misty Morning, Cumbria by Malcolm Blenkey

The ninth annual Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is now open and keen photographers can send in their entries for this year's contest until July 12th.

The award showcases some of the Britain's most breathtaking landscapes as well as beautiful cityscapes and dramatic coastal shots.

An exhibition of the shortlisted and winning entries will be premiered in the later autumn and previous locations for the showcase have included London's Waterloo Station and the National Theatre.

Those lucky enough to make the shortlist will also be featured in a stunning coffee-table book.

Last year's winner was Mark Littlejohn whose winning shot captured a mountain stream in Glencoe, Scotland.

The competition isn't just for those in the UK, entrants from overseas are encouraged too and there is a special prize for the best entry from abroad.

There are both adult and junior titles for each award and they are split into the following four categories: classic view, living the view, your view and urban view.

Awards founder, Charlie Waite, said: "Now, more than ever, I think we are realising how important the British landscape is to our wellbeing. The feeling that we get when we shut the office door and escape to a green space, whether it be a small park or a vast mountain, is unique and of vital importance. Our landscape is a place in which to breathe and to create."

All entries can be uploaded through the competition website: www.take-a-view.co.uk.

Take a look at our slideshow below to see a selection of last year's winners!


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