Could YOU be Historic Photographer of the Year 2018?

Pictured: Last year’s overall winner, Nocton Hall Military Hospital by Matt Emmett

Entries are now open for this year’s Historic Photographer of the Year Awards. Trip Historic, supported by HistoryHit TV, are looking for professional and amateur photographers to celebrate the world’s incredible historic heritage and cultural sites. Official partners include HISTORY®, Historic England, All About History magazine and others, with many offering new and unique categories.

Among the new categories this year is English History, supported by Historic England, which will look for photographs capturing the most stunning scenes of English heritage sites, from the iconic to the unsung.

Another new category is HISTORY’s Short Filmmaker of the Year, which is seeking out short-form video entries, demonstrating not only cinematic and editing skills and ability, but also a passion for the historical subject.

This year’s judging panel will once again be headed up by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow.

“Exploring the history around us truly opens our eyes to the wonders that sit on our doorstep,” he said. “Last year’s awards were a testament to that experience, as the quality of entries was not only astounding but also highlighted a host of incredible historic places across the globe… this year’s awards [are] now even bigger and better.”

All entries will be judged on composition, originality and technical proficiency, showing a real engagement with the story and historical impact of the subject. Entrants have the chance to win a first prize of £1,000, and to have their film or photo showcased across the media.

Categories are open until 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 30 September 2018. For tips on entering the competition, interviews with our judges, as well as a full rundown of rules and prizes, please visit