Historc Photographer of the Year Awards - 2018

For the second year running, HISTORY has been a partner of Trip Historic's Historic Photographer of the Year Awards. This year we sponsored two categories - HISTORY's Short Filmmaker of the Year Award and the Ancient History category and there were some truly outstanding entries.

Here are the winning entries in a video, introduced by Dan Snow.

Dan Snow announces the Winners

The awards received some absolutely fantastic coverage from outlets such as the BBC, The Telegraph, The Independent and The Times.

And here are some of the winning entries

Overall Winner - Daniel Burton - Mont Saint-Michel
Ancient History Winner - David Ross - Callanish Stone Circle
English History Winner - Mark Edwards - Red Sands Sea Forts

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