The Network Rail Lines in the Landscape award is given for the best photography of Britain's railway

The annual Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition celebrates imagery of the best sights our country has to offer and is open to everyone, with entrants able to enter up to 25 photographs across four 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 four Adult categories will be awarded Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Full prize details for all categories are available on the Take a View website. A special Youth class is open to those aged under 17.

Competition rules

Above: Ribblehead Viaduct by Robert France: winning image, Landscape Photographer of the Year Lines in the Landscape Award 2015

Lines in the Landscape award

An additional prize – the Network Rail Lines in the Landscape special award – aims to find the photography that best captures the spirit of today's railway as it relates to the landscape around it.

Images of the operational national rail network anywhere in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland) may be submitted for this award. More information about entry requirements is available on the Take a View website.

Forth Bridge
Above: Forth Bridge by David Cation: winning image, Landscape Photographer of the Year Lines in the Landscape Award 2013

The Network Rail Lines in the Landscape Award is your chance to bring your favourite railway views to a wider audience – capturing the awe and beauty of Britain for everyone to enjoy.

You might have a stunning shot of Britain’s railway in the rolling countryside, or a tribute to the power of engineering to transform and modernise, or perhaps an exciting abstract – there are so many possibilities.
We have seen memorable images of some of the rail network’s most iconic views over recent years but the winning image could just as easily be on your commute to work or just down the road from where you live.

Recent winners have enjoyed trips to photograph some of the most spectacular sights on the rail network, including exclusive access to the Forth Bridge. Top pictures also tour Britain’s stations as part of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition. Britain’s railways are very close to my heart and this Award highlights their importance to the nation. I do hope you will get involved.

Above: Sunshine breaks through, Ribblehead Viaduct by Francis Taylor: winning image, Landscape Photographer of the Year Lines in the Landscape Award 2016