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Landscape Photographer of the Year

The annual Landscape Photographer of the Year competition celebrates imagery of the best sights our country has to offer.

The competition is open to everyone, with entrants able to enter up to 25 photographs across several categories. 

It’s a chance for amateur and professional photographers alike to highlight the very best imagery of Britain’s beautiful rural and urban scenery – and compete for the top prize.

The photographer judged to have entered the single best image from all the Adult categories will be awarded Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Full prize details and competition rules can be found on the Landscape photographer of the year website. 

Lines in the Landscape award

With 20,000 miles of track, its iconic Victorian bridges and viaducts and modern engineering architecture, the railway helps to shape the visual history of Britain.

For this award, Landscape photographer of the year are looking for images that show the many ways the railway forms some of the most impressive views of the British landscape.

Images must be of the operational national rail network anywhere in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland).

Images of underground railway systems, light rail systems, heritage railways, disused infrastructure, pier railways or model railways are not eligible.

View previous Lines in the Landscape winning and commended entries.

Please note: Trespassing on the railways is not only dangerous but is a criminal offence which may lead to prosecution. All images must have been taken from public access land or rights of way.

Glenfinnan Viaduct by Malcolm Blenkey: winning image, Landscape Photographer of the Year Lines in the Landscape Award 2021

Exhibition tour dates

An exhibition of the award winning images from the 2021 competition is currently on tour across a selection of our managed stations:

  • London Bridge: 15 November 2021 – 9 January 2022
  • Liverpool Street: 10 January – 23 January 2022
  • Leeds: 24 January – 6 February 2022
  • Edinburgh Waverley: 7 February – 20 February 2022
  • Manchester Piccadilly: 21 February – 6 March 2022
  • Birmingham New Street: 7 March – 20 March 2022
  • Reading: 21 March – 3 April 2022
  • Paddington: 4 April – 17 April 2022
  • Waterloo: 18 April – 1 May 2022
Alberta crosses Dent Head Viaduct by Matthew Turner: runner up image, Landscape Photographer of the Year Lines in the Landscape Award 2021
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