Like its UK counterpart, the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year is being organised by photographer Charlie Waite (pictured), who says it will be open to photographers worldwide.
The overall winner will bag $5,000.
Entries for the contest - which launches on 1 November - must have been captured in the US within the past five years.
The categories are Classic View; Urban Landscape, My USA, Black & White; and Landscape on the Move.
The closing date is 16 February 2014 and an exhibition of winning shots will go on display in the US and in Europe from next April.
For details visit USA Landscape Photographer of the Year.