Historic Photographer of the Year Awards

A taste of the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards, Bamburgh Castle, Stephan Nicholas Brzozwski

The fourth Historic Photographer of the Year Awards launches for entries on 14th July 2020 and is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world. Following the huge success of last year’s awards, Historic Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best historic places and cultural sites across the globe, from the most famous national treasures to the most obscure hidden gems.

This Year's Awards

This year’s Awards call on photographers everywhere, amateur or professional, to scour their own photographic archive and share the most astonishing imagery of those places which dominate our past. With varying restrictions in place across the globe, rather than asking entrants to head out and explore, Award organisers are instead seeking entries already captured and are keen to discover the very best images that reside in photographers’ archives.

For full details and to enter visit: www.historicphotographeroftheyear.com


Judging all entries will be a panel of experts including broadcaster and historian Dan Snow of History Hit TV, Director of Regions for Historic England Claudia Kenyatta, VP Programming at Sky HISTORY Dan Korn, author and leading historic digital colourist Marina Amaral, Chairman of The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Kira Zumkley, award winning heritage photographer Matt Emmett and Elli Lewis, co-founder of Trip Historic.

Matt Emmett, crowned overall winner of the 2017 awards and who has since collaborated with Heritage Open Days as an official photographer said: “Historical sites offer some of the most outstanding opportunities for photographers to truly capture not only an exceptional location but also the often hidden or forgotten story that lies behind it. Historic Photographer of the Year shines a light on these fascinating ancient locations while also raising the profile of heritage photography and offering a truly international platform for amateur and professional photographers to share their work.'

Past Winners

Entries will be judged on originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the submission and its historical impact. By taking part, entrants will get the chance to win an array of prizes including a money-can’t-buy behind-the-scenes heritage experience from Historic England.

About Trip Historic

The Awards are run by Trip Historic, the leading online travel guide to the world’s historic sites. Official partners for 2020 include History Hit TV, a multi-channel history network led by historian and broadcaster Dan Snow – dedicated to bringing you the most extraordinary, dramatic, important and fascinating stories of our shared past; leading broadcaster Sky HISTORY; the Association For Historical And Fine Art Photography; and Historic England, the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment, from beaches to battlefields to parks and pie shops.