|Deadline: July 15th, 2009|
With a total prize fund exceeding £20,000, plus an eight-week exhibition at the National Theatre and the publication of a full colour book of Best Entries, Take a view will continue to be a desirable annual competition for photographers of all ages for years to come. Britain’s heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in Britain or simply visiting.
There will also be an award for the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year and each of the four main categories has both adult and youth sections.
‘The rich diversity of the British landscape is something that is available to all of us and is ours to enjoy. This competition will provide 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.’
We are looking for an image that captures the beauty and variety of the UK landscape. A big view, a view down a valley or along a cliff-side path; a view that looks to the distance; maybe showing the drama of our seasons. Recognisable and memorable; a true classic. All entries must have been taken using a camera with a sufficiently high resolution to allow the image to be reproduced at A4 size or above (at 300 ppi) or scanned from film. We recommend that you use a camera of 4 mega pixels or more. See examples
Living the view
This is a category for images of people interacting with the outdoors – working or playing in the UK landscape. Possible subjects include mountain bikers, kite boarders, walkers, shepherds or even your best friend biting into a sandwich – as long as your picture shows people within their outdoor environment. No close-up portraits please.
What does the UK landscape mean to you? A stream rushing over pebbles, a foggy day in the Peak District, fish & chips on a deserted beach, you and your friends on your first big summit. Pretty much anything goes, as long as it is in the UK and in the outdoors. Use your imagination, as you have the scope for a very conceptual and personal approach.
All images submitted to this category must be taken on a camera phone of 1 mega pixel or more. Other than that, the brief is the same as Your view. Be spontaneous when you are out and about. A key advantage of the camera phone is that it is always with you, so there is plenty of chance to capture the unexpected. We are not able to accept entries directly from phones this year, so images should be downloaded to your computer and entered via the web site.
The single best image will be chosen by the judges from all four adult categories. The photographer of this image will be awarded the prestigious title, ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009’ and £10,000.
For the images judged to be the best in each of the four categories, there will be a prize of £1000.
For the images judged second in each of the four adult categories, there will be prizes of £500.
Youth class (16 and under)
The photographer, aged 16 or under, who creates the entry chosen by the judges as the single best image, taking into account all four youth categories, will become the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009 and will win £1,000 + a place on a 2-day photography workshop, in the UK, with renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite. Payment of the cash element of the prize will be made to the winner’s parent/guardian.
There will be a prize of a place on a 2-day photography workshop, in the UK, with Charlie Waite, for the photographer of the image judged the best in each of the four youth categories.
Adult entry fees
Up to 1 image: £7.00
Up to 5 images: £15.00
Up to 10 images: £20.00
Up to 15 images: £25.00
Youth entry fees (16 & under on 15th July 2009)
Up to 15 images: flat rate of £2.00