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Historic Photographer of the Year calls on photographers to explore and capture the very best historic places that the world has to offer.

Whether it’s a ruined medieval fortress, a secluded religious sanctuary or an Iron Age earthwork, historic sites are among the most stunning and provocative places to photograph on Earth. 

The Historic England category, run in partnership with Historic England, celebrates the best of England’s heritage. The World History category recognises sensational photographs of sites around the world.

Entries will be judged by a panel of five judges based on their originality, composition and technical proficiency alongside the story behind the image and its historical impact.

The Historic Photographer of the Year competition launches for entries on 1 August 2022. The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers over the age of 18 and resident in the UK.

The overall winner will see their work showcased on the official competition website and will receive a cash prize of £250, while category winners stand to win a cash prize of £50. The Historic England category winner will also receive up to £100 worth of books selected from the Historic England imprint.

Entries close at 18:00 BST on 16 October 2022. Winners will be announced on 24 November 2022. For more information, see the terms and conditions.

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