Supported by History Hit, Historic England, HISTORY, AHFAP and All About History, the awards are open to both amateur and professional photographers and videographers around the world

Open for a third year running, the Historic Photographer of the Year awards are free to enter. There's the option of the Historic England category for photographers and the History Short Filmmaker category for videographers. The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £400, while the Historic England category winner will receive a behind-the-scenes heritage experience from Historic England – and the History Short Filmmaker winner will be given the opportunity to showcase their video on the History Channel and media platforms.

Daniel Burton, Mont Saint-Michel, Overall winner 2018  

This year’s judges include broadcaster and historian Dan Snow of History Hit TV, director of regions for Historic England Claudia Kenyatta, head of television channel HISTORY, Dan Korn, author and leading historic digital colourist Marina Amaral, chairman of The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Richard Everett, All About History editor in chief Tim Williamson and Elli Lewis, co-founder of Trip Historic.  

Mark Edwards, Red Sands Sea Forts, Thames Estuary, English History winner 2018

Commenting on the awards, judge Dan Snow said: “Last year saw an incredible array of entries covering everything from abandoned second world war sea forts to haunting images from Chernobyl and atmospheric ancient cities consumed by desert sands. We’re now laying down the gauntlet for this year’s awards to challenge entrants to match and even better those astonishing images. There’s no doubt that exploring history all around us truly opens our eyes to the wonders that sit on our doorstep and, above all, we want people to tell the story of the world’s ancient landmarks through their sensational photography.”

For more information and to enter, please visit historicphotographeroftheyear.com

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