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Historic Photographer of the Year

HISTORY is a proud partner of the Historic Photographer of the Year awards, an annual competition to find the UK's best amateur photographers and short filmmakers.

The Awards call on photographers and filmmakers from around the globe to explore and capture the very best historic places and cultural sites that the world has to offer. Whether it’s a ruined English castle, an underground Roman villa or the haunting beauty of a long-forgotten battlefield, historical sites are among the most picturesque places to photograph on Earth.

The Historic Photographer of the Year is run by Trip Historic, the leading online travel guide to the world’s historic sites is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world. The winner will see their work showcased on the official competition website and will receive a cash prize of £1,000.

The Awards challenge photographers everywhere, amateur or professional, to explore and share the most astonishing imagery of those places which dominate our past. Entries will be judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the image and its historical impact. 

Find out how you can take part in this year's Historic Photographer of the Year Awards.


As a TV channel, our passion is bringing history to life via the medium of moving images and so this year for the first time, HISTORY has its own category.
HISTORY’s Short Filmmaker of the Year Award brings you a unique opportunity to showcase your favourite cultural site by grabbing your phone or video camera and telling its story via a short film.

The Short Filmmaker of the Year Award is a fantastic platform to showcase your talent, your passion for the most jaw-dropping cultural and historical sites across the globe and the winner will be given a ‘money-can’t-buy’ prize – the opportunity to have your film broadcast on HISTORY for all the world to see! Here's how you can take part...

Have you taken an amazing picture of a historical site? Why not submit your photo to this year's awards?