Historic Photographer of the Year 2018
Well, the cat is out of the bag.
I'm delighted to announce that I've been awarded the 2018 Historic Photographer of the Year Award (Ancient History category). The award was presented in a ceremony at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London's Soho district on Tuesday 27 November.
My winning photo was the above image of sunset at Callanish Stone Circle on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's amazing Western Isles.
Though of course it is wonderful to win an award, what makes this so special for me is that my image and the stunning photos submitted by other photographers celebrate historic places not only in Britain but around the world. They help convey in a way that words cannot express just how special these places are and hopefully can help inspire people like you and me to preserve them for future generations.
Though I was notified before the event that I had won, what I did not realise until the awards ceremony was that another three of my images had been shortlisted. Wow. That really is an honour as the standard of other photographers images that I saw was exceptionally high. To be honoured with four shortlisted photos is really something I will treasure. Here are the other photos:
About the Award
Historic Photographer of the Year is an annual photo competition calling on photographers from around the world to explore and capture the very best historic places and cultural sites that the world has to offer. For 2018 the awards included categories for Ancient History, English History, and Short Films.
The annual awards are organised by Trip Historic, a leading online travel guide to the world’s historic sites and were sponsored in 2018 by History Hit TV, a multi-channel history network led by historian and broadcaster Dan Snow, the television channel HISTORY™, the Association For Historical And Fine Art Photography, (AHFAP) and Historic England (formerly English Heritage), the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s historic environment.
Judges included broadcaster and historian Dan Snow of History Hit TV, co-founder of Trip Historic Elli Lewis, head of the television channel HISTORY™ Dan Korn, Chairman of AHFAP Richard Everett, All About History Group Editor-in-Chief James Hoare and Duncan Wilson, CEO of Historic England.
The Historic Photographer of the Year Awards were presented in a ceremony at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London as part of Historic England's annual 'Angel Awards' event celebrating people who have made a significant contribution to local history and heritage preservation throughout England. The event is sponsored in part by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.