Awards & Prizes

‘Top prize of $15,000 for the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016’

 

Adult class

The judges will choose the single best image from all five Adult categories, the DPReview Award and the Future Publishing Award. The photographer of this image will be awarded the prestigious title, ‘USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016’ and prizes as follows:

  • $15,000
  • a one-day Masterclass, provided by USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Ltd, with Judge, Charlie Waite in the USA. Details to be advised.
  • an archival Portfolio Box and 2 boxes of 13 x 19 paper from Hahnemühle
  • a 12-month digital subscription to Digital Camera World

For the photographers of images then judged to be the best in each of the five adult categories, there will be:

  • $1000
  • an F-stop BAG ICU (Tilopa BC) mountain series camera + lens carry system with the Medium Slope ICU.Digital
  • a 12-month digital subscription to Digital Camera World
 

Youth class (18 or under)

The photographer, aged 18 or under, who creates the entry chosen by the judges as the single best image, taking into account all five youth categories, the DPReview Award and the Future Publishing Award, will become the Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 and will win:

  • $2,500. (Payment of the cash element of the prize will be made to the winner’s parent/guardian if aged under 16 years.)
  • a one-day master class, provided by USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Ltd, with Judge, Justin Reznick in USA. Details to be advised.
  • an archival Portfolio Box and 2 boxes of 13 x 19 paper from Hahnemühle
  • a 12-month digital subscription to Digital Camera World

For the photographers of images then judged to be the best in each of the five youth categories, there will be:

  • $500
  • an F-stop BAG ICU (Tilopa BC) mountain series camera + lens carry system with the Medium Slope ICU.Digital
  • a 12-month digital subscription to Digital Camera World

 

Special Awards

Life in the Landscape, The Digital Photography Review Special Award

DPReview is the most popular, dedicated, enthusiastic distal photography site and is renowned for its original and unbiased content, it provides insightful features a vast digital camera database, timeline, forum, reviews and some terrific photography which can be seen through user galleries. In 2007, Digital Photography Review was acquired by Amazon.

As key supporter of the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, DPReview will be among the first to announce the results and to feature successful images from the 2016 awards.

To celebrate this relationship we are pleased to offer this award for the best images which convey how people interact with the American landscape.

The prizes for this special award (adult and youth) is a one day master class with founder and judge of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year and world renowned photographer Charlie Waite. Details to be advised.

Entries in all categories will be eligible, with the shortlist being decided by the primary selection & interim judging panels. The final decision will be made by representatives of Digital Photography Review.

Digital Photography Review

Samuel Feron - Thoughts

Timothy Aiken - Shasta Sunrise

 

Wild Landscape, The Future Publishing Award

Future is world-renowned for its first-class journalism, with an extensive portfolio of photography magazines including Digital Camera World, NPhoto, PhotoPlus and Professional Photography. Future’s photography magazines offer unparalleled advice, insight and inspiration to both enthusiast and professional photographers.
To celebrate USA-POTY and Future’s new relationship, we are pleased to offer this award to submit your view of the Wild American landscape, from the Alaskan Fjords to the Grand Canyon – and everywhere in-between! Images may be taken on an expedition, a road trip or a camping adventure..

As well as a complimentary 12-month subscription to Digital Camera World, the winners (adult and youth) will take part in a masterclass with award-winning journalist, photographer and editor of Digital Camera World, Ben Brain. These masterclasses will also be showcased in Digital Camera World. Details to be advised.

Future plc

Denis Hocking – Bison, All alone in Yellowstone

Paul Rojas - Magic Mushrooms


Book & Exhibition

All winners, highly commended and a selection of shortlisted entries, will see their images published in the digital awards book, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year.  There will be an exhibition following the announcement of the awards, showing the winners, category winners and a selection of shortlisted images.  USALPOTY and the exhibition curator reserve the right to decide upon the design and layout of the exhibition and their decision is final.

The overall winner, category winners and photographers of highly commended images will receive a copy of the digital awards book.

USALPOTY and their Partners and supporters reserve the right to change prizes to ones of similar value if needed due to unexpected circumstances.  Prizes are not transferable. Cash will not be given instead of non cash prizes. Prizes supplied by partners and supporters are their responsibility and USALPOTY is not liable for any difficulties that may occur in relation to the supply of their Awards.