LANDSCAPE Awards April 2020


  • Winning Photographer Stephen King

    Winning Photographer Stephen King

    "Winter Wonderland" - Hokkaido, Japan
    "Shot during an unexpected spring snowstorm at the top of Hirafu in Hokkaido, Japan. The storm clouds which enveloped the background also helped highlight and isolate the wonderful shapes and lines formed by the branches. The manner in which a few branches followed the contour of the hills in the back was an added bonus." © Stephen King
  • Second Prize Christopher Baker

    Second Prize Christopher Baker

    Pyramid of Khafre, Giza Necropolis - Egypt
    © Christopher Baker
  • Third Prize Joshua Cavalier

    Third Prize Joshua Cavalier

    "Jinshanling, The Great Wall" - Chengde, China
    Jinshanling is a section of the Great Wall of China located in the mountainous area in Hebei Province, 125 km northeast of Beijing. The Jinshanling section of the wall was built from 1570 CE during the Ming dynasty. It is 10.5 km long with 5 passes, 67 towers, and 3 beacon towers. The initial section of the wall has been restored to the original condition, but the condition of the wall deteriorates towards its natural state as it approaches Simatai. © Joshua Cavalier
  • Finalist Mark Boyle

    Finalist Mark Boyle

    "Sensual Curves" - Injidup Bay, Yallingup, Western Australia
    © Mark Boyle
  • Finalist Olivier Jarry-Lacombe

    Finalist Olivier Jarry-Lacombe

    "Paradise island" - Norway
    "The sun had just passed the horizon when I arrived at the end of this incredible archipelago located in the Norwegian Sea. I settled down and decided to take flight above the last rocks of the most southerly islet. The view was incredible, and like every clear evening in this late winter period, the polar colors settled on the horizon." © Olivier Jarry-Lacombe
  • Finalist John Kimwell Laluma

    Finalist John Kimwell Laluma

    "Density" - Macau
    View from the inner courtyard of downtown buildings in Macau. Macau is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong and one of the densest cities on earth. © John Kimwell Laluma
  • Finalist Stefano Tomassetti

    Finalist Stefano Tomassetti

    "Balloons over Bagan" - Bagan, Myanmar
    "I knew that in Myanmar, I would want to fly in a hot air balloon over Bagan. As soon as I arrived in Bagan, I bought the ticket. After 3 long days of waiting due to unsatisfying weather conditions, I could finally fly. Just before the sunrise, the first balloons rose up in the sky." © Stefano Tomassetti
  • Finalist Sid Ghosh

    Finalist Sid Ghosh

    “Fall colors in the Dolomites” - Dolomites, Northern Italy
    © Sid Ghosh
  • Finalist Robin Christ

    Finalist Robin Christ

    "Glow" - Hawaii, USA
    "I took this picture on the big Island of Hawaii. I was travelling with a well-known National Geographic photographer who specializes in lava. We had to walk 1 hour on the extinct lava towards the Active Spring. The excursion started at 04:00 AM, so that we arrived in the dark and could catch the light of the lava pretty well." © Robin Christ
  • Finalist Eric Melzer

    Finalist Eric Melzer

    “Solar Storm” - Ivanpah Solar Station, California
    © Eric Melzer

Finalists

1ST PRIZE: Stephen King

“The photographer has created an image that can only be described as a piece of fine art. The pastel colours, subtle tones, and beautiful arrangement of trees give this image a painterly quality which instills peace and calm in the viewer. The photographer did an outstanding job of seeing this composition and reacting to the unusual weather conditions. This is a well-deserved winner.” — Thomas Heaton

 

2ND PRIZE: Christopher Baker

“The Pyramids of Egypt are a place of wonder. They are shrouded in mystery and hold so many untold secrets. The photographer has captured this perfectly. I am unsure if the photographer used intentional camera movements or took a double exposure, but the resulting image is that almost perfect symmetry, bold shapes, and strong lines, whilst softening and hiding much of the unwanted details that may have been a distraction. This image has a romantic quality that leaves the viewer wondering what secrets lie within that tomb.” — Thomas Heaton

 

3RD PRIZE: Joshua Cavalier

“Perhaps the most recognizable symbol of China and its long and vivid history, The Great Wall is one of the most iconic wonders and thus presents a multitude of challenges for photographers. Extensively photographed over the years, almost continuously flooded with tourists and subject to natural weather conditions: capturing the perfect shot is no easy task. However, Joshua Cavalier successfully overcame every challenge to create an image well worthy of its subject. Perfectly composed, timed, and framed with a vantage point depicting the landmark void of people, the soft pastel hue and mountain ranges gradually slipping in the background seemingly echo to the grandeur of nature and man’s monumental construction.” – The Independent Photographer Editors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portrait photograph of a boy by Maarten Schröder
© Maarten Schröder

Current Theme:
Portrait Deadline: 31 May 2020

Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others.

Classic or experimental, through any kind of storytelling: We want to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography.

We are open to all interpretations and want to see faces that gaze right into the soul!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

Previous Winners


Previous Edition 2018/2019


2017/2018 Edition

2016/2017 Edition