Of The Year



The second Historic Photographer of the Year Awards launches for entries on 12th June 2018 and is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world.

Following the huge success of its first year, the Awards seek to showcase the very best images of the world’s historic heritage and encourage the recognition of the most astonishing monuments and cultural sites on the planet.

Judging all entries will be a panel of experts including broadcaster and historian Dan Snow of History Hit TV, CEO of Trip Historic Mike Lewis, Head of HISTORY® Dan Korn, Chairman of The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Richard Everett, All About History Group Editor-in-Chief James Hoare and Duncan Wilson, CEO of Historic England. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in November.

The 2017 Awards saw a swathe of exceptional photography from both amateur and professional photographers, with shots of everything from well-known national treasures to long forgotten historic gems. Among the most popular entries were photos of the ancient city of Pushkar; Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire, UK; Emerson High School in Gary, Indiana; Mang Lang church in Vietnam; Thailand’s Wat Mahathat and Surp Giragos Church in Turkey.

Last year’s awards truly captured the imagination of the public and media alike, with huge social traction and media coverage right across the planet – from the BBC, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph in the UK, to WIRED, RIA Novosti, the TOC, onet, Yahoo and MSN. You can explore the fantastic global coverage of the Awards on our Media page.

In 2018 HPOTY will be even bigger and better – and we’ll have all the latest news and information here on the official Historic Photographer of the Year website.

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