PHOTOGRAPH: CHRISTIAN FLETCHER, INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014    
CAN YOU DO IT THIS YEAR ? REACH THE TOP 101 PHOTOS FOR THE BOOK!
INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER
OF THE YEAR 2015 - ENTRIES CLOSE 15 MAY 2015
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
What is it that we find so fascinating about the landscape? And why are so many photographers passionate about capturing the world around us?

I'm thinking it's the thrill of producing an image that resonates within us. We're all looking for the perfect light and a balanced composition, but just as important is the satisfaction we gain from capturing and creating a minor masterpiece.

And have you noticed that the thrill is even better when family, friends and strangers compliment us on our work? That for me is the ultimate accolade: positive acknowledgement that what I have produced is worthy.

There are lots of photography competitions you can enter, but none like this. In addition to some substantial prizes, we create a collection of the best 101 photographs that celebrate landscape photography, whether photo realism or photo illustration. All genres are welcome.

This year 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 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 photography 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 and 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.

I hope you'll join us!

FIRST PRIZE INTERNATIONAL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR 2014: CRAIG PARRY    
 
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’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!
 
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