CAN YOU DO IT THIS YEAR ? REACH THE TOP 101 PHOTOS FOR THE BOOK!
The standard has been set with the amazing 2014 competition results, so now it’s time to ask yourself the question: will you make it into the 2015 book? Do you have a landscape photograph that’s worthy to be included with the world’s best this year? The top 101 landscape photographs will feature 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!
And to look at the 2014 eBook, you can download it now by clicking here.
2014 TOP 101 PHOTOGRAPH: DENNIS RAMOS
BEHIND THE SCENES
IT IS THE BEST LANDSCAPE COMPETITION IN THE WORLD!
By Peter Eastway
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition last year. The feedback we received was universally positive in terms of the concept. However, we realise we were a little slow posting the 2014 results and publishing the book. No excuses and I apologise. I completely underestimated the amount of time needed and the number of decisions to be made to bring the idea full circle. My partners in the competition, David Evans and Nathan Oxley, run other photography competitions (International Pano Awards, International Loupe Awards), and I also run the Better Photography Photograph of the Year Awards. We’re no strangers to running photography competitions, but the International Landscape Photographer of the Year is different in that not only did we pick the winners, we produced a publication that would be suitable for both print and electronic delivery. This is where we got tied up.
But this year will be different. This year we know exactly what is involved and we’ve got a clear timetable to work towards.
Entries will close on 15 May 2015. We aim to have the judging completed by 7 June. Then, with the winning images sorted, we will go into book production so by the end of the month, we can announce the winners and display the book together.
Note, this will be the electronic version of the book. It will take our sponsor Momento a little longer to put in place the printed versions, but we hope to have them ready for sale by mid-July. So, a streamlined International Landscape Photographer of the Year is planned for 2015!
We have four of our original judges back for 2015: David Burnett, Tony Hewitt, Jim Goldstein and Jackie Ranken. (We invited David Ward, but he can't make it this year due to workshops and trips he's giving around our judging period.)
We are also introducing our last year’s winner Christian Fletcher as the new judge. He will represent the entrants’ viewpoint. Of course, as people have rightly pointed out, just because someone wins photographic competitions doesn’t automatically make them a good judge, but in Christian’s case, he has a wealth of experience in both entering and judging competitions, so we welcome him aboard.
So that’s where we’re at! We hope you agree that we are on the right track for making this the best landscape photography competition in the world.
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’re delighted to announce the return of our sponsors for the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Award!
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 2015 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. And they deliver all over the world!