The 11th annual Take a view Landscape Photographer of the Year Award is now open and entrants have until 8 July to submit their photographs of the British landscape. The competition is open to everyone, with a special class for those younger than 17 and each entrant can submit 25 photographs across four categories. There is a prize fund worth £20,000, including £10,000 for the overall winner and additional special awards.

An exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will be staged in the late autumn. Previous locations for the annual showcase have included the National Theatre and London Waterloo Station. Shortlisted entrants will also be published in the coffee table book Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 11.

The Landscape Photographer of the Year celebrates the United Kingdom only, offering photographers worldwide an opportunity to showcase their images of Britain. From rocky coastlines to lush woodlands, Britain's remarkable landscape and volatile weather provides generous material to fire the imagination.

Landscape Photographer of the Year
Phil Buckle: Gateway to the Lakes, EnglandPhil Buckle/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
Lukasz Warzecha: Running Crib Goch, Snowdonia, North WalesLukasz Warzecha/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
Jake Turner: Opium Poppies, Durweston, Dorset, EnglandJake Turner/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
Karen Deakin: Lights of Glencoe, Highlands, ScotlandKaren Deakin/Landscape Photographer of the Year

You don't have to travel to the remote Highlands or moorlands to capture beautiful British landscapes. The Urban View category recognises that 80% of Britons live in built-up areas, so the landscapes they encounter are inevitably urban. Last year's winner was Matthew Cattell, who captured thousands of starlings on a windy winter's day at Brighton pier using a low shutter speed. He especially liked how "the motion of the incoming tide mimicked the movement of the birds."

Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016 winner: Matthew Cattell, Starling Vortex, taken in Brighton, East Sussex. "During the winter months hundreds of thousands of starlings assemble at Brighton Pier to roost for the night. The birds gather in large flocks and perform beautiful aerial displays before dropping down to the relative safety of the structure below," says Matthew. "Standing on the pier allows the viewer to witness these murmurations from within as the birds flow and cascade around you. The windy conditions had whipped up the foam on the surface of the sea and I liked the way the motion of the incoming tide mimicked the movement of the birds. Rather than ‘freeze’ the action I used a longer exposure to exaggerate this vortex of motion. I retained the ruins of the West Pier to help locate the image."Matthew Cattell/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
Finbarr Fallon: Battersea Power Station and Tracks on a Misty Morning, London, EnglandFinbarr Fallon/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
Jim Wolfe: Red Tower, South Bank, London, EnglandJim Wolfe/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
Verity Milligan: Red on Yellow, Birmingham, EnglandVerity Milligan/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
George Robertson: The Kelpies, Falkirk, ScotlandGeorge Robertson/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year
Aman Agrawal: Rebuild, Salford Quays, Manchester, EnglandAman Agrawal/Landscape Photographer of the Year

Entries must be uploaded to the competition website by 8 July 2017. Full terms and conditions are on the website. IBTimes UK presents some of the winners, runners-up and shortlisted images from last year's competition to inspire you.

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Robert Birkby: Another Flurry, Ripponden, West Yorkshire, EnglandRobert Birkby/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Justin Minns: Room With A View, East Winch, Norfolk, England, Category – Your View (Adult)Justin Minns/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Jeremy Barrett: Spellbound, Wistman's Wood, Dartmoor, Devon, EnglandJeremy Barrett/Landscape Photographer of the Year
Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016
Alex Wright: Jurassic Snow, Swyre Head, Dorset, EnglandAlex Wright/Landscape Photographer of the Year