USA Landscape Photographer of the Year

2014 Winners Announced

Entries for the 2015 competition open on 16th March 2015

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$10,000

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

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 21 years of age on the 1st November 2013, 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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