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USA Landscape Photographer of the Year

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year

The 2015 competition is now closed for entries.

Your chance to be named U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year, have your images showcased in the U.S.A. and Europe, receive mentoring from a world-famous photographer and enjoy your share in an amazing cash and prize fund worth over US$12,000

Be recognized and rewarded for your photographic talent

Competition Introduction

​A new international photography competition that puts the spotlight on talented photographers from around the world and celebrates the rural and urban landscape of the U.S.A. Our aim is threefold:

  • 1 Discover and reward emerging and established photographic talent
  • 2 Create a great photographic showcase of the diverse rural and urban landscapes of the U.S.A. with photographers’ rights protected
  • 3 Give talented photographers from around the world a platform for success

The world-renowned photographer Charlie Waite, is the inspiration and driving force behind this competition. His commitment to encourage the next generation of photographers is well known. Having led workshops in the U.S.A. for decades, Charlie has long been enthralled by the drama and diversity of its landscape. Through this high profile competition, which is open to photographers from all over the world, he hopes to give entrants a platform through which their talent and hard work can reach a wider audience and showcase the great landscapes of the U.S.A.

You will retain the copyright of all the images you submit. We believe in protecting and promoting the rights of photographers

What People Are Saying

USA Today

"Amazing photographs of US Landscapes"

Popular Photography

"You don't have to be native to earn a place in the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards"

Charlie Waite (founder)

"Entries for 2014 competition came from photographers all around the world. The standard was superbly high with an incredible variety of images."

Huffington Post

"A great travel photo shows off its subject, sheds new light on it and makes viewers wish they could transport there instantly"

Art Wolfe shares his thoughts on what makes an image stand out…

"If I have a perception that somebody’s just putting their tripods in the holes of previous photographers, obviously that is a tick against my interest. If it’s unusual light, if it’s something new, then I’m very intrigued. I’ve been doing this for 40 years. I’ve got a great memory for photographs and so I’m always looking for something unique or something new that I’ve not seen before, or maybe a great shot of an old subject in new light."

Title Awards

U.S.A Landscape Photographer of the Year

Awarded to the individual who is deemed, in the opinion of the judges, to have entered the strongest portfolio of 3 images. The portfolio can be either a collection of individual images entered within any combination of the award categories, or a considered portfolio series entered within one award category

Young U.S.A Landscape Photographer of the Year

Awarded to the individual, under the age of 21 as at 15th August 2015, who is deemed in the opinion of the judges, to have entered the strongest portfolio of 3 images. The portfolio can be either a collection of individual images entered within any combination of the award categories, or a considered portfolio series entered within one award category

Category Awards

Black & White

Literal or abstract monochrome images of any rural or urban landscape subject in the U.S.A.

Classic View

Color images of rural landscape in the U.S.A.

Landscape on the Move

Literal or abstract color images made in the U.S.A using a compact camera

My U.S.A.

What does the U.S.A. landscape mean to you? Pretty much anything goes, as long as it is in the U.S.A. and in the outdoors. Use your imagination, as you have the scope for a very conceptual and personal approach

Urban Landscape

Literal or abstract color images of cities and towns in the U.S.A.

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