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Historical Photograph­er of the Year

Discover jaw-dropping heritage pictures by the shortliste­d photograph­ers and overall winners


We bring you jawdroppin­g heritage pictures from the inaugural competitio­n’s winners

The Historic Photograph­er of the Year Awards has revealed the winner of its competitio­n, which showcases the very best historic places and cultural sites from around the world. In its inaugural year, the contest has attracted a swathe of astonishin­g entries from amateurs and profession­als alike, who have climbed, hiked and trekked their way to snap iconic landmarks and far-flung forgotten ruins from every corner of the globe.

The overall winning image of an abandoned former military hospital was shot by Matt Emmett from Reading. Taken at RAF Nocton Hall, Matt’s picture won him £2,500. The winning public vote photograph was a shot of Jedburgh Abbey taken on a school trip and was won by Manchester’s Jenna Johnston, who walks away with £250.

The Historic Photograph­er of the Year Awards is a joint venture between Trip Historic, the leading online travel guide to the world’s historic sites, and History Hit, which brings unique content and insight from some of the UK’S best known historians and academics. A panel of experts, including broadcaste­r and historian Dan Snow,

All About History’s Group Editor in Chief, James Hoare, and David Gilbert, Chair of Creative United, selected the overall winning image.

Read onto discover some of the shortliste­d shots, the winning pictures, what inspired the photograph­ers and why the judges chose them.

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