History Hit Opens Historical Photographer of the Year Contest

August 18, 2022

Entries are open for the Historical Photographer of the Year competition, organized by History Hit, the content platform founded by historian Dan Snow (Photo).

Photographers are invited to explore and capture historic sites around the world and submit their images in two categories; ‘historic england‘ and ‘The history of the world‘.

Images must be submitted before 6:00 p.m. BST on 16 October 2022 through the History Hit website.

Historic Photographer of the Year competition logo


Dan Snow, Creative Director at History Hit, said: “Getting up painfully early and taking pictures of beautiful historic sites is my hobby. Sometimes stills capture the essence of a place in a way that no other format can. Judging the Historical Photographer of the Year has been one of my favorite jobs over the past two years. The creativity, talent and geographical distribution of the photographers is breathtaking. I rushed to visit several sites that I learned about through the contest.

Claudia Kenyatta, Director of Regions at Historic England, added: “The awards celebrate the world’s most fascinating and amazing historic places and inspire other budding photographers to get involved…I’m really looking forward to see the range of images in the Historic England Category that capture people’s imaginations and best describe the history of England, who we are and the achievements that have been made over the centuries.

How to Enter the Historical Photographer of the Year Contest

Applications will be judged on their originality, composition and technical competence, next to the story behind the images and its historical impact. The overall winner will have their work featured on the History Hit website and receive a cash prize of £250. Category winners will receive £50. Additionally, the winner of the Historic England category will also receive up to £100 pounds.

Photographers must be over the age of 18 to participate and must reside in the UK.


Looking to showcase your images? Check out these other great photography competitions to enter in 2022.

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