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International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022 (ILPOTY)

Posted on Nov 30, 2022

The prize winners of the 9th instalment have been announced – featuring some astonishing scenes

Header image © Benjamin Briones Grandi, Andes-Interior, ‘The 9th International Landscape Photographer of the Year’,

The scenes from the 2022 International Landscape Photographer of the Year are nothing short of astounding. From moss covered forests to ethereal sand dunes and captivating constellations, these photographs transport you to another universe!

3813 entries from amateur and professional photographers flooded in from all corners of the globe, giving the judging panel the unenviable task of picking the winner. Of the thousands of entrants, Benjamin Briones Grandi of Chile took home the coveted grand prize for his folio of four dreamy scenescapes.

Click and drag the images to scroll the winning folio of the new International Landscape Photographer (ILPOTY), Benjamin Briones Grandi:

This year, the organisers of the ILPOTY created a book of the top 101 images that scored above 84.2% – although Peter Eastway (chairman) highlights that between 82.8% and 84% sat at least another remarkable 101. They made the decision to include these further 101 images on their website. You can view those here.

Keeping the judging panel constant gives regular entrants a way to judge their own progress. The process gives judges 100 points to allocate, meaning the highest (but unlikely) score is 500/500, with the final score out of 500 being divided by 5 and presented as a figure out of 100. You can view the results in your account to see how the judges responded to your work once judging is over. The 20 entries with the highest score are submitted for a second round, the highest of course crowned winner. The 10 Portfolio Entries with the greatest aggregate will be judged separately.

This year’s winners walked away with a share of the $10,000 cash prize, with five special mentions receiving a one metre print from the high-end photo lab, Created for Life.

Judge David Burnett writes, “It’s been a pleasure to immerse myself in these pictures and it’s a constant reminder what kind of dedication our entrants bring to the act of photographing. The wet, the cold and long strenuous hikes to find a perfect location – all this is buried inside the heart of these pictures. My admiration for my fellow photographers only grows each year I help judge these awards.”

For more information about the ILPOTY contest and judging process, see the ILPOTY website.

View a selection of the images below.

View 2nd place folio winner, Tony Wang:

View 3rd place folio winner, Max Rive:

View other winners of International Landscape Photographer (ILPOTY) of the Year 2022:

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