THE RESULTS OF THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: CHRISTIAN FLETCHER
Congratulations to Christian Fletcher of Australia for winning the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014. His portfolio of four image, after much discussion and deliberation between the judges, was elevated to first place with a cash prize of US $5000, a bespoke copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year book printed by Momento, and a trophy.
In second place was Tom Putt and third place Will Dielenberg, both from Australia.
FIRST PRIZE INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR 2014: CRAIG PARRY
2014 INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR
And congratulations also to Craig Parry for winning the International Landscape Photograph of the Year 2014. The 'Photograph' is different from the 'Photographer' in that this is the single best image overall as determined by the judging panel, whereas the 'Photographer' is the best four images. Craig wins a cash prize of US $2000, a bespoke copy of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year book printed by Momento, and a trophy.
In second place was Tom Putt from Australia and third place Bas Meelker from the Netherlands.
THE 2014 LONE TREE AWARD: MARK SEAWELL
FIVE SPECIAL SUBJECT AWARDS & THE BOOK!
Of course, the real winners are the 101 photographers whose photographs get to appear in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards book. Click here to view the top 101 online
However, we hope you'll download a copy of the free eBook! Click here.
We are also planning options for ordering printed versions of this exquisite publication. We'll let you know!
There were also five special subject awards and each of the winners receives an exhibition size print of their image, printed and framed by Created For Life printing and framing. The winners are:
The Lone Tree Award: Mark Seawell, Germany
The Jetty Award: David Anderson, Australia
The Sunset Award: Marcos Furer, Argentina
The Fuzzy Water Award: Ted Grambeau, Australia
The Hot Location Award - Iceland: Bas Meelker, Netherlands
Overall there were 2233 entries in the 2014 competition which exceeded our expectations for the first event. Thank you to all the photographers who entered and we hope to encourage you again next year! And a big thanks to our judges: David Burnett (USA), David Ward (UK), Jim M. Goldstein (USA), Jackie Ranken (NZ) and Tony Hewitt (AUS).
THE 2014 JETTY AWARD: DAVID ANDERSON
THE 2014 SUNSET AWARD: MARCOS FURER
THE 2014 FUZZY WATER AWARD: TED GRAMBEAU
THE 2014 HOT LOCATION AWARD - ICELAND: BAS MEELKER
View the top 101 images online
, or in the e-book below.
THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER eBOOK
BEHIND THE SCENES
THE BEST LANDSCAPE COMPETITION IN THE WORLD?
By Peter Eastway
Only you can tell us if this is the best landscape photography competition in the world, but that's our intention! Like you, I have a passion for landscape photography and photography in general. There's nothing I like better than seeing great images, especially when they are hanging as beautiful prints on a wall, or as pages in a book. I love publishing, exhibiting and photography competitions.
So do my partners in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, David Evans and Nathan Oxley. Dave is an avid landscape photographer and he runs the Epson International Pano Awards for panoramic photography. I've known Dave for years, seeing him at our national professional photography awards most years (the APPAs).
I also saw Nathan there. I was the APPA Chairman and Nathan was the computer programmer who put together the judging system for us. That's how we met and that's also where Nathan got the idea for his International Loupe Awards. And Nathan's been bitten himself by photography, investing in all sorts of cameras and lenses and even entering competitions himself!
So, we’re three mates who have a love of landscape photography. We also have more than a little expertise in putting together, judging and
entering photography competitions. And that's why the idea for this competition arose. We love landscapes, so how can we celebrate our love
with a competition thats more than just a score? Photo competitions with a first, second and a third place are important, but there are usually
lots of entries that are potential winners. How do we represent all the great shots together?
Hence our idea for the Top 101 and the Book. But these will not be just any 101 photos, rather the best landscape photographs taken over the
past year from photographers all over the world. That's our vision.
Within our competition are three awards, the most important being the Top 101. The Top 101 entries will be published in an annual awards book
with both paper and electronic editions. We also offer a prize for the best landscape photograph, plus another award for the best landscape
Equally important is our judging panel. We’ve selected five esteemed photographers who are internationally known for their photography and
who come from all around the globe to create a truly international flavour. There is a breadth of expertise that encompasses not just landscape photography, but the art and craft of photography generally.
So that's where we're at! We’ve thrown in some fun awards, we have some amazing photographs on this site from our judges to inspire you,
all that's left for you to do is to have a look around and see if you agree with us; are we on the right track for making this the best landscape photography competition in the world?
JUDGE'S PHOTOGRAPH: TONY HEWITT
THE JUDGING PROCESS
SCORES FOR EVERY ENTRY - OUT OF 500!
Unlike other photography competitions which we're involved with, entrants to the International Landscape
Photographer of the Year Awards will receive a score out of 500. Each judge has 100 points to deliver, so the highest (and
we admit, unlikely) score is 500/500.
You are able to enter more than one photograph of the same subject, so in this way you can get feedback from
the judges as to which version they like the best. However, please be aware that to be eligible for the International
Landscape Photographer of the Year award, which is based on your top four images, if two or more of the images are
too similar, the judges at their discretion may remove one or more of them. Similarly, we want 101 different landscape
photographs in the book, so while you're entitled to enter similar images, only one may be selected.
MOMENTO PHOTO BOOKS & CREATED FOR LIFE
We have some great sponsors on board with the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award, and two are
very important for our prize winners!
Momento Photo Books is a multi award-winning, 100% Australian owned book printer. Producing a range of printed
products, they excel when it comes to photo books, both with the quality of their printing and their wonderful customer
service. Momento will be producing the limited-edition art book edition of the International Landscape Photographer of
the Year Awards 2014 book, along with the smaller, general distribution edition.
Created For Life offers the world's best printing and framing. Their printing specialists can bring your images to life through
the power of print, offering the entire range of Hahnemuhle paper as well as the incredible range of photographic
papers from Fuji. Then, once your print is finished, why not hang it on your wall? CFL consistently delivers the highest
standard of custom framing to clients who demand excellence and premium quality at highly competitive prices. And
they are the Australian leaders of the exquisite hand made Bellini moulding.