Of The Year

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Historic Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything from the most famous national treasures to obscure and forgotten hidden gems.

The fifth Historic Photographer of the Year Awards is open now to amateur and professional photographers around the world. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 19th October 2021. Following the huge success of last year’s awards, Historic Photographer of the Year is calling for photographers everywhere, amateur or professional, to scour their own photographic archive and share the most astonishing imagery of those places which dominate our past.

Entries are judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact. Judging all entries is a panel of experts including Claudia Kenyatta, Director of Regions for Historic England, broadcaster and historian Dan Snow of History Hit TV, head of the television channel Sky HISTORY Dan Korn, award-winning heritage photographer Matt Emmett, author and digital colourist Marina Amaral, Chairman of The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Kira Zumkley, and co-founder of Trip Historic, author and reviewer Elli Lewis.

Commenting on the Awards, judge Dan Snow said: “Historic Photographer of the Year shines a light on the fascinating beauty of the world’s historical sites. There’s no doubt that exploring history all around us truly opens our eyes to the wonders that sit on our doorstep and, above all, we want people to tell the story of the world’s ancient landmarks through their sensational photography.”

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