To see the flipbook with the Top 101 entries, see the bottom of this article. To see the Top 202+, click on the Archive link above and select 2023 Top 202.
Our tenth year! Thank you to all the amazing landscape photographers who have been a part of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. It is a privilege looking through all the entries and watching the judges gradually work their way down to the top 101 amazing, incredible, inspiring landscape photographs.
And thank you to our core judges David Burnett, Kaye Davis, Jim Goldstein and Tim Parkin. Their combined judging experience, along with the previous International Landscape Photographer of the Year, Benjamín Briones Grandi, curate a body of work with a range of aesthetics and approaches. If nothing else, our formula produces a broad sweep of landscape images, from the classic to the contemporary, where both single capture and composite imagery can sit side by side and celebrate our art form.
One of the reasons we reward the Top 101 landscape photographs every year is because, once you reach a certain level of brilliance, is it really possible to definitively say one photograph is better than another? In our tenth year, the challenges of determining the overall Photographer of the Year revealed themselves only too clearly. We had a dead heat between two portfolios, each receiving two first places and having the same preference votes. Under our rules, the stalemate is resolved by asking the fifth judge (the only judge who hadn’t scored one of the portfolios in first place) to cast the deciding vote.
So congratulations to Tony Hewitt from Australia, our International Landscape Photographer of the Year for 2023, and also to Andrew Mielzynski who proudly sits in a very close second place.
We received 4035 entries and the threshold for inclusion in the book (a Top 101 entry) was a score of 85.4%. However, as we are realising every year, between 84.2% and 84.5% there were at least another 101 entries that would look fantastic in a second book - so again we have added a link on our website to recognise the Top 202+ as well.
There is US $10,000 in cash prizes for the best Photograph of the Year (single shot, 1st, 2nd, 3rd) and best Photographer of the Year (portfolio of four photographs, 1st, 2nd, 3rd), and there are five special subject awards which receive a one metre print from the high-end photo lab and framer, Created For Life. All 11 winners receive a physical copy of the annual Awards book, proudly printed by Momento Pro. We’d also like to thank NiSi Filters once again as a sponsor, providing some of their wonderful products as prizes.
The 2023 winners are:
Photographer of the Year: Tony Hewitt, Australia
Second Place: Andrew Mielzynski, Canada
Third Place: Matt Meisenheimer, United States
Photograph of the Year: Blake Randall, Canada
Second Place: Peter Meyer, Australia
Third Place: Isabella Tabacchi, Italy
Special Award Winners
Jim Guerard, United States (Black and White)
Casey McCallister, United States (Aerial)
Thomas Vijayan, Canada (Snow and Ice)
Ciaran Willmore, Ireland (Seascape)
John Seager, United Kingdom (Desert)
On behalf of David Evans, my co-convenor, we once again hope you enjoy the best landscape photographs in the world from 2023.
Chairman of Judges
International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards
UPDATE 4 January 2024. The book's design is finished. We currently have the final proofreading to finish and then we will send the files to the printers. We hope to have orders for the book open by the end of January. Keep an eye out!