Photographers have until 12 July to enter this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year competition

Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset by Paula Fernley (commended in 2014)

The overall winner stands to pocket £10,000 in the ninth year of the contest, which seeks images of the British landscape.

Open to everyone, entrants can submit up to 25 images across four categories: Classic view; Living the view; Your view; and Urban view. The contest also features a category for those under 17.

Landscape photographer Charlie Waite, who founded the awards, said: ‘Now, more than ever, I think we are realising how important the British landscape is to our wellbeing. The feeling that we get when we shut the office door and escape to a green space, whether it be a small park or a vast mountain, is unique and of vital importance. Our landscape is a place in which to breathe and to create.’

He added: ‘For me, landscape photography is a way to restore life’s balance and I know that many who enter the competition each year feel the same and share that emotion through their images. A photograph is a very powerful way to convey information, encouraging visitors to appreciate what Britain has to offer and to experience, first hand, the joy to be had from our landscapes.’

Winning entries will go on show in November, and around 150 of the best shots are due to be published in a book.

Entries must be uploaded to the Landscape Photographer of the Year website.

For full details, including entry fees, visit see the website.

Winners.web Eight previous winners (clockwise from top left): Antony Spencer (2010), Emmanuel Coupe (2009), Robert Fulton (2011), Mark Littlejohn (2014), Tony Bennett (2013), Gary Eastwood (2008), Simon Butterworth (2012), Jon Gibbs (2007)