The search for the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 begins. Have a go at capturing Britain's breathtaking landscape behind the lens and win an exclusive prize.

The search for the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 begins. With the outdoor eventing season now in full swing, everyone has a camera to hand. The Field encourages outdoor photography and has a few tips on how to restore and reprint old photographs.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year is one of the world’s most unique and exciting photography awards showcasing the best and most extraordinary British landscapes. Britain’s remarkable landscape and volatile weather provides generous material to fire the imagination, the wonderful photography comprises of rugged coastlines, stark moorlands, peaks, lush woodlands and angular cityscapes.


Landscape Photographer. Derwentwater.

A stunning early morning view of Derwentwater in the Lake District. Taken by Ross Hoddinott.

The Landscape photographer of the year competition includes both an adult and junior title for the award. These entries are split into four categories:

  • Classic View: Photography in its purist form. This includes landscapes that capture the beauty and variety of the UK in just one image
  • Living the View: Images of people interacting with the outdoors. This can include people either working or playing in the landscape.
  • Your View: A new way of looking at the environment. Express with one single image what the UK landscape means to you.
  • Urban View: Towns and cities. The landscapes that we interact with today are of an urban nature so it is important to capture the essence of man interacting with nature.
Landscape Photographer. Norfolk trees.

Capturing the trees and sunset in Norfolk. Taken by Andrew Midgley.

Each Landscape Photographer entrant can submit up to 25 photographs across four categories. There will be a prize fund worth £20,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner, plus additional prizes within each category. Photographers living outside the UK are also encouraged to enter and there is a special prize offered by the competition’s sponsors for the best image from an overseas entrant, The Countryside is GREAT award.

Entries for the 2015 Landscape Photographer of the Year competition are now open, via This year’s award is run in association with VisitBritain and Countryside is GREAT.