Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021

Landscape Photographer of the Year returns for it's 14th year

  • Deadline: 14 April 2021
  • Entry fee: Single image: £9.99 Up to 8 images: £24.99 Up to 20 images: £34.99
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Landscape Photographer of the Year was founded in 2006 by Charlie Waite, one of today’s most respected landscape photographers.

With a total prize fund worth over £20,000, a full colour book of best entries and a popular annual exhibition in Central London, Landscape Photographer of the Year celebrates all that is great about the British landscape and showcases the work of many talented photographers, inspiring visitors to experience the joys of the British landscape first hand. Britain’s heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in Britain or simply visiting.


All monetary prizes will be paid in British Pounds (GBP). Payments to overseas entrants will be made using the exchange rate determined by the banking system on the payment date.

Adult class (19 or over on 14 April 2021)

The entrant, who creates the entry deemed by the judges to be the single best image, taking into account all four adult categories, will become the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021 and will win £10,000.

There will be a prize of £1000 for the image judged the best in each of the four adult categories.

There will be a prize of £500 for the image that is judged second in each of the four adult categories.


Anyone across the globe can enter, photographs submitted must be of the British landscape.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Copyright and permissions

By submitting images to the Competition, each entrant confirms and warrants that:

a) they are the sole author of each entry and that it is their original work;
b) they own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of each image;
c) they have the prior permission of those pictured in the image (or, where the image shows any persons under 19, the consent of their parent/guardian) for the usage rights required by LPOTY in #16 and will indemnify LPOTY against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement;
d) they have not licensed or disposed of any rights in the image that would conflict with uses to be made by the Competition (see #16 ); and
e) they have received any necessary permissions from the owner(s) of buildings, trademarks and copyrighted materials included in submitted images for the usage rights required by the Competition (see below) and will indemnify LPOTY against any claims made by any third parties in respect of such infringement.


By entering the Competition, you grant LPOTY and its sponsors and supporters a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media throughout the world, any image for any purpose connected with the Competition. With the right to sub-license where necessary, this shall include, but is not limited to:
a) inclusion in Competition books – print & digital versions;
b) display at any exhibitions;
c) on a secure web browser for judging purposes;
d) on the Competition website and on the websites of sponsors and supporters;
e) for use in press, promotional and marketing materials – both print & digital;
f) on social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo

If an image is short-listed, you are asked to supply an extended caption for that image. This caption will be subject to terms noted above

You grant LPOTY the right to sub-license any image and its related credit and caption information to the media for reproduction in connection with the Competition.

Copyright of each image is retained by its respective photographer

Entrants, whose work is commended or above, agree to take part in post-Competition publicity and agree to the use of their name and likeness for this purpose without compensation.

For the purposes of this agreement, ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ shall be seen as interchangeable terms. For clarity, submitted images may be used to promote ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’.