All photographic entries will automatically be entered into the “Historic Photographer of the Year” competition (the “HPY Competition” or the “Competition”).

At the time of entry entrants can choose whether they also wish to enter the image into two (2) further prize categories (together the “Categories” or “Category”): “Historic England” (the “HE Category”) and “Where History Happened” (the “History Category”).



Historvius Limited (also known as Trip Historic) of 1 Theobald Court, Theobald Street, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 4RN, UK shall be the promoter in respect of each of the Competitions (the “Promoter”); and Historic England of The Engine House, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EH shall be a partner in respect of the “Historic England” Category (the “HE Category Partner”); and AETN UK t/a The History Channel of 1 Queen Caroline Street, London, United Kingdom, W6 9YN shall be a partner in respect of the “Where History Happened” Competition (the “History Category Partner”).



The Competition and Categories will run from 11:00 GMT on Tuesday 14th July 2020 to 23:59 GMT Sunday 18th October 2020 (the “Closing Date”) inclusive.

To enter the Competition and/or Categories entrants must upload their photographic image(s) and provide the requested information online at the Competitions’ website www.historicphotographeroftheyear.com (the “Website”).  At the time of entry entrants must comply with all ‘how to enter’ instructions including providing a short commentary in the “Tell us about your photo” section and may select which, if any, of the Categories they also wish to enter.

Any Competition and/or Category entries received after the Closing Date will be automatically disqualified.

By submitting a Competition and/or Category entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

The Promoter will not accept: (a) responsibility for Competition entries that are incomplete, lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or (b) proof of transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the Competitions or Categories.

The Competition entries will be judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the image and its historical impact by a panel of seven (7) judges who will select the winners.

A list of names of the judges will be made available on the Website from the Closing Date for a period of one (1) month.

The decision of the panel of judges (acting reasonably) will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.



Photographs and videos may be of any scene or location anywhere in the world, other than in respect of the HE Category which must be of a subject taken in England, as further stipulated below.  However, the submissions should not contain images of any identifiable individuals who have  not expressly consented to being featured in the photographs and videos and are made aware of the use that is going to be made by the Promoter of the imagery in which they appear. Evidence of such consent must be promptly provided to the Promoter upon request.

Entrants to the HPY Competition may be from anywhere in the world. All entrants must be aged 18 (eighteen) years or over and must not be employees of the Promoter, their families or anyone associated with the Competitions.

Limited digital enhancements to the images are permitted, but these are restricted to cropping, sharpening, optimising, adjusting contrast and colour balance, HDR and minor retouching. Entrants are not permitted to manipulate the image in a way which would be likely to mislead or which would alter the nature of the image or subject. The Promoter reserves the right to reject anything they reasonably feel has been overly-manipulated or which distorts the integrity of the subject.

Entries may be made using a camera, smartphone or tablet, digitally or using film. In all cases, files (or scans in the case of images on film) must be uploaded onto the Website. No print submissions will be accepted.

There is a limit of ten (10) entries per person – if the same photograph is submitted into the HPY Competition and both Categories it will be considered as just one (1) entry. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

All photographs must be submitted in high resolution JPEGs, with a minimum of 300 dpi resolution and 1200 pixels by 1200 pixels. No photograph uploaded may be larger than 15 MB. Winning and selected entrants may be required to provide the original RAW file (or JPEG as shot) at the Promoter’s discretion.

All Category entrants must be UK residents.



The prizes are not negotiable or transferable.

HPY Competition: there will be one (1) prize of two hundred and fifty pounds (£250) cash for the entry chosen by the judges.

“English History” Category: there will be one (1) prize of an English Heritage experience tailored to the winner’s interests, location and abilities and one hundred pounds (£100) -worth of Historic England publications.

“Where History Happened” Category: there will be one (1) prize of fifty pounds (£50) cash for the entry chosen by the judges.



The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winners as soon as practicable before the Announcement Date, using the email address provided with the Competition entry. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed their prize within six (6) days of being contacted by the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right to select a replacement winner from the entries received by the Closing Date.

The winners’ names and counties/countries of residence will be announced on 24th November 2020 (the “Announcement Date”) on the Website, as well as the Promoter’s and Category Partners’ websites and social media platforms for a period of one (1) month.



All images submitted must be the sole work of the individual submitting them and must not have been copied, must not contain any third party materials and/or content the entrant does not have permission to use, must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations.

It is the responsibility of each entrant to ensure they have secured all relevant permits and/or provided all relevant information, including without limitation (a) in the case of human portraits, (i) obtaining the subject’s permission; (ii) respecting Applicable Data Protection Legislation and in particular ensuring that  the individual is aware and has agreed as to how their Personal Data will be Processed (including providing them with a copy of the Trip Historic Privacy Policy); (iii) ensuring that no one featured has objected to being included; and (b) the landowner’s permission and any state permits as may be required are also obtained. All such permits, copies of information provided and evidence of permissions must be promptly provided to the Promoter upon request.

For the purposes of the provisions above Applicable Data Protection Legislation means (a) unless and until GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, GDPR and any national implementing laws as amended from time to time; and (b) any successor legislation to GDPR or the Data Protection Act in the UK.  The terms Processing and Personal Data are as defined in such Applicable Data Protection Legislation.

The entrants must ensure that any images they submit (a) do not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party; and (b) comply fully with any applicable laws. By entering the Competition entrants warrant that the image they are submitting is their own work and they own the copyright in it. If the copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party has been infringed, the relevant entrant will indemnify the Promoter in respect of any third party claims. The entrant will also warrant that a copy of the Trip Historic Privacy Policy has been provided to any individuals featuring in their photographs and will indemnify the Promoter in respect of any loss or damage arising from any claim by an individual alleging that their personal data is contained in the entrant’s photographic submission and that their individual rights have been infringed.

Entries that do not fulfil the above criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified. Where this is discovered after the prize has been awarded, the prize (together with any travel expenses) must be returned or refunded by the entrant. Entrants agree to fully indemnify the Promoter in respect of any third party claims.

Copyright and moral rights in all images submitted for this Competition remain with the entrants. Notwithstanding this, in consideration of entering the Competition, each entrant agrees to grant the Promoter and the relevant Category Partner a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, licence of intellectual property rights in the Competition entry and any accompanying materials (and otherwise arising in connection with the entry to which the entrant may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world) for the Term, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-license the Competition entry and any accompanying materials for any purpose connected with the Competition, with a right to sublicense as necessary, such purposes to include without limitation:

(a) the process of judging the Competitions;

(b) display during the Historic England Angel Awards;

(c) publicising and promoting the Competition – both print and digital; and/or

(d) the Promoter’s and/or relevant Category Partner’s activities, including within their publications, on their websites and social media channels, including without limitation in any associated books or calendars produced or associated publications.

The Promoter and/or the Category Partner, as applicable, will seek the permission and agreement from entrants before the inclusion of any images entered more than three (3) years previously in any associated book, subject to payment of the Promoter’s/Category Partner’s standard fee.

Except in relation to the inclusion of any entries in books or calendars or associated publications authorised for publication within three years from the Closing Date in which case the Term is perpetual, in all other cases the Term shall be three (3) years from the Closing Date.

Any additional commercial use will be negotiated directly with the entrant. The Promoter will endeavour always to credit each photograph used with the corresponding entrant’s name and a © notice. Although they will supply the correct copyright information to third parties, they cannot accept responsibility for any crediting errors or omissions of such parties.



In addition to the data protection provisions as set out above, you acknowledge and understand that by entering the Competition any information and personal data provided by you about you and any information provided by you about individuals as part of the Competition entry will be used by the Promoter and/or the Category Partner, its partners and service providers in order to administer and fulfil the Competition and for the purposes set out in these terms and conditions.

Any Personal Data will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.  For the full details of the Trip Historic Privacy Policy please click here.

The Promoter its partners and service providers may need to send Personal Data to third parties outside the United Kingdom.  Any transfer of Personal Data to a country outside the European Economic Area shall take place in accordance with our Privacy Policy.



If you are a winner of the Competition and/or the Category, you agree that the Promoter and the Category Partners may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce you as a winner of this Competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.

You further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter, which may include without limitation your name and/or likeness.



No purchase necessary.

If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the Competition.

The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the Competition should it become necessary to do so.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.