International Landscape Photographer of the Year Winners Announced

The International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have just announced their winners for 2018. Chosen from nearly 3,000 entries from 863 photographers, the winner of International Landscape Photographer of the Year went to Canadian Adam Gibbs for his striking photos of woodland scenes across Vancouver.

Now in its fifth year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition celebrates all genres of landscape photography, presenting 101 of the best submissions in a downloadable book.

From sandy aerials to icy mountain locations, winner Adam Gibbs’ portfolio demonstrated ‘a range of topics’ and won him the top prize. Upon winning, Gibbs was asked if he had any secret locations worth investigating as a landscape photographer. He was quick to nominate one of his homes, Vancouver Island.


The competition’s other most prestigious prize for International Landscape Photograph of the Year went to Paul Marcellini for ‘Autumnal Abstract’, the American photographer’s abstract take on the environment which left ‘a lasting impression’ with the judges and ‘shows the stylistic variety of the entries’.


Some of the other standout awards were given to the likes of; Chris Byrne, who won The Abstract Aerial Awards 2018 for his image ‘Blue Ribbons’; Australian Ignacio Palacios, who won The Snow and Ice Award 2018 for ‘Frozen Giants’; and Xiao Zhu from China, who won The Sunset/Sunrise Award 2018 for ‘Clouds Gather in South America’.

You can check out all the winning images for the 2018 International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards over at the ILPOTY Website.


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