CHAIRMAN'S PHOTOGRAPH: PETER EASTWAY    
We are pleased to announce the Top 101 Images that will feature in the
inaugural 2014 International Landscape Photographer of the Year book!
As we compile the book, we will be announcing the winners of the special awards. The overall photograph and photographer of the year will be then revealed with the unveiling of the 2014 book in a few weeks time.
 
YOUR CHALLENGE: PRODUCE ONE OF THE TOP 101 PHOTOS FOR THE BOOK!
INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER
OF THE YEAR 2014 - ENTRIES CLOSE 30 MAY 2014
Do you have a landscape photograph that'’s worthy to be included with the World’s best for 2014? Here’s your chance to test yourself and the opportunity to be included in a beautiful, limited edition hard-cover landscape photography book. The same book will be available for general sale in a variety of formats, including a free eBook which will be distributed widely around the globe. Wouldn’t it be great to have one of your photographs inside? Read on to find out how!
JUDGE’'S PHOTOGRAPH: JACKIE RANKEN    
 
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 photographer.
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.
 
OUR SPONSORS
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.
 
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