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 fourth Historic Photographer of the Year Awards officially launches for entries on 14th July 2020 and is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world.

With varying restrictions in place across the globe rather than asking entrants to head out and explore, this year we’re instead seeking entries already captured and are keen to discover the very best images of fascinating historic locations that reside in your archives.

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact.

Commenting on the Awards, judge Dan Snow said: “Last year saw an incredible array of entries covering everything from Second World War Sea Forts to haunting images from Chernobyl. We’re now laying down the gauntlet for this year’s Awards to challenge entrants to match and even better those astonishing images. Above all, we want people to tell the story of the world’s ancient landmarks through sensational photography.”

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