I was honored to be a part of the judging in the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. There were so many great photos to choose from in all categories. I was especially impressed with the creativity and skill within the youth categories.
The new international photography competition, USA Landscape Photographer of the Year, launched by the world-renowned photographer Charlie Waite at the end of 2013, will close for entries on the 17th of April, 2014.
The competition is open to all photographers from anywhere in the world, for their images of the rural and urban landscapes of the United States of America.
A highly regarded panel of judges, made up of some of the most prestigious landscape photographers in the USA, such as Art Wolfe, David Muench, Christopher Burkett, Jim Patterson, Tim Fitzharris, Marc Muench, Marc Adamus and Brenda Tharp will review images to determine the overall winner of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014.
The overall winner will be determined on the basis of three images, which can have been entered into any one, or any combination, of the Award Categories:
• Classic View
• Urban Landscape
• Black & White
• Landscape on the Move
• My U.S.A.
There will also be an overall youth winner for the photographer under 21 years of age that enters the strongest three images across the Award Categories. There is a significant prize fund which includes US$5,000 to the overall winner, US$1,000 to category winners and awards in cash, equipment, and mentoring to category and special prize winners.
Details of the competition can be found on the website and winners will be announced in USA Today on the 31st of May, 2014. For more information: