Your chance to become Historic Photographer of the Year 2019

Featured image: Overall Winner of the 2018 Awards, Les Méandres, © Daniel Burton

The annual Historic Photographer of the Year Awards is back, searching for the finest photographic talent, inspired by historical sites around the globe. Embarking on its third year running the awards, online historical travel guide Trip Historic will be taking both professional and amateur entries that celebrate the very best historic places and cultural sites across the globe.

From grand, iconic architecture, to quiet, lesser-known locations, this year’s judging panel will be looking for not only stunning, technically brilliant photography, but also an engagement with the story of the historical subject and its importance in our past.

Red Sands Sea Forts by Mark Edwards, who won the English History category in the 2018 Awards. Part of the WW2 fortification of Great Britain, these forts were built to aid the protection of London © Mark Edwards

“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”

Dan Snow, Historian and Broadcaster

By taking part, entrants will get the chance to win an array of prizes including a money-can’t-buy behind-the-scenes heritage experience from Historic England and the opportunity to have their short film broadcast on the television channel HISTORY™ for all the world to see!

This year the Awards will include several specialist categories focusing on crucial periods and regions of history, including the Historic England category and the HISTORY™ Short Filmmaker award. Official partners include HISTORY®, Historic England, All About History magazine and The Association For Historical And Fine Art Photography.

The competition is open from Tuesday 18th June and closes at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 13th October. For tips on entering the competition, interviews with our judges, as well as information on the competition rules and prizes please visit