Of The Year

Share your passion for the world's most incredible cultural places. Free to enter.



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 launches for entries in July 2021 and is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world. 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 by a panel of experts based on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact.

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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