About

Historic Photographer of the Year calls on photographers 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 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. Judging all entries will be a panel of experts including broadcaster and historian Dan Snow, All About History Magazine Editor James Hoare and David Gilbert, Chair of Creative United.

Historic Photographer of the Year is a joint venture between two cultural brands, Trip Historic – the leading online travel guide to the world’s historic sites – and History Hit, which brings unique content and insight from some of the UK’s best known historians and academics. Official partners include The History Channel, The Royal Photographic Society and All About History magazine.

The winner will see their work showcased on the official competition website and will receive a cash prize of £2,500.

Dan Snow

Dan is an historian, broadcaster and television presenter and the world's most followed historian on social media. Dan’s acclaimed podcast series History Hit has been number one on iTunes across the globe. Born and raised in London, Dan spent every weekend of his childhood being taken to castles, battlefields, country houses and churches. He developed a great love of history which he went on to pursue at Oxford University.

Dan Korn

Dan Korn is VP Programming and Head of History + H2. Dan joined A+E UK in November 2016, from STV Productions, where was Creative Director, overseeing projects ranging from BBC and Channel 4 factual documentaries, to Channel 5 factual entertainment series. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as Senior Vice President and Head of Programming for Discovery Channel UK and EMEA, which he joined, in 2005, from leading independent production company, 3BM Television Ltd. At 3BM, Korn was Managing Director and Executive Producer, winning a BAFTA for the film, ‘Nuremberg: Goering’s Last Stand’ for Channel 4, a Broadcast Award for the series ‘Age of Terror’ for Discovery Channel, as well as producing the Emmy-nominated ‘Holocaust on Trial’ and RTS-nominated ‘Boy With a Tumour for a Face’.

David Gilbert

Following a long and successful career in retail including being MD of Currys Ltd, Chief Operating Officer of Dixons Stores Group worldwide, and MD of Waterstones Booksellers, David now devotes all of his time to the Creative Industries and the Arts. He is Chair of Creative United, an Arts Council backed company which delivers innovative finance for Creative Businesses. He is also Chair of the Writers Centre Norwich and Digventures archaeology. He is also Trustee of the Big Draw and is a Director of the Whitechapel Gallery. David is Board Advisor to iconic jewellery brand Tatty Devine. David’s other previous roles include being Chair of Culturelabel, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Contemporary Art Society and Chair of Marketing Agency Freestate. David holds an MA in Comparative Literature and is an alumnus of UEA.

James Hoare

James Hoare is Editor in Chief of History magazines at Future Publishing. Responsible for All About History, History of War and History of Royals magazines and their companion website, HistoryAnswers.co.uk, James is no stranger to incredible images. Whether bespoke editorial illustrations and cutaways, breathtaking battle paintings and portraits, or visceral war photography, he understands more than most how the correct image can play a vital role in telling a story, establishing a tone or provoking a reaction.

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