The 2017 Landscape Photographer of the Year is now accepting entries for its 11th annual award. 

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Paul Shears, ‘Pan Peninsula’, Isles of Dogs, London, England. (Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016) 

Now accepting entries for the 2017 award until the 8th July, the Landscape Photographer of the Year is a chance for people to submit their photographs of the British landscape and to be acknowledged for their work.

Founded by renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite, the competition is open to everyone with a special class for those younger than 17, and each entrant can submit 25 photographs across four categories. The prize fund is £20,000 with £10,000 for the overall winner and additional special awards.

As in previous years, there will be an exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries which will be displayed in the late autumn. Shortlisted entrants will also be published in stunning coffee-table book Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 11, published by The AA.

Awards founder, Charlie Waite said: ““As we enter our second decade, I am thrilled that the competition goes from strength to strength and that our passion, both for landscape photography and this beautiful country, continues undiminished. Each spring, as the trees burst into leaf and bluebells carpet our woodlands, you can feel spirits lift and it is the perfect time to get out with your camera and explore all corners of Great Britain. I have been fortunate, over my ten years as judge, to see many memorable photographs from many talented photographers and am very much looking forward to seeing this year’s entries.”

Last year’s winner was Matthew Cattell, who captured thousands of starlings on a windy winter’s day at Brighton pier using a low shutter speed. He especially liked how “the motion of the incoming tide mimicked the movement of the birds.”

For those wanting to enter the competition or more information about the award then visit: https://www.take-a-view.co.uk/

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