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 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 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 of £10,000.

The photographer judged to have entered the single best image from the main 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.

My Railway Adventure 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, we’re looking for images that show the many ways the railway forms some of the most impressive views of the British landscape from the architecture to infrastructure. 

Images can be of the operational national rail network anywhere in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland). Images of light rail systems, heritage railways, disused infrastructure, pier railways or model railways are for the first time also eligible. Underground railway systems are not eligible.  

The winner will be invited to join Network Rail on an exclusive tour behind the scenes at King’s Cross Station in London. There will be ample opportunity to photograph the station from areas not accessible to the public. They will also win a place in the touring exhibition and Collection 16 book. 

There are also prizes for the runner up and commended entries. 

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.

Looking by Alexander Swyer. On a steam train in Devon: winning image, Landscape Photographer of the Year My Railway Adventure in the Landscape Award 2023

Exhibition tour dates

An exhibition of the award winning images from the 2022 competition is currently on tour across a selection of our managed stations:

  • London Paddington – 22nd November to 7th January 2024
  • Liverpool Lime Street – 8th January to 19th January 2024
  • Manchester Piccadilly – 20th January to 3rd February 2024
  • Glasgow Central – 5th February to 18th February 2024
  • Edinburgh Waverley – 19th February to 4th March 2024
  • Leeds City – 5th March to 23rd March 2024
  • London Bridge – 24th March to 13th April 2024
  • London Waterloo – 14th April to 4th May 2024