(CNN) – “The past never dies,” the Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner once wrote. “It’s not even the past.”
Entries are judged on “originality, composition and technical proficiency” as well as the context of the image and the story behind it.
Dan Korn, vice president of the Sky History network in the UK and one of the competition’s judges, noted that despite everything, creativity thrives during the pandemic.
“There have been so many restrictions, constraints and difficulties over the past few years,” he said. “But to see some of the amazing work on display here and the iconic and important sites from around the world captured so vividly is a sign that history and humanity are still alive and well.” very much alive in all their splendor in 2021.”
This year’s lauded photos come from as far away as Wales, Brazil and Turkey. Here are some notable points.
Winner in Wales
This year’s overall award went to Steve Liddiard for his photograph of the Whiteford Point Lighthouse in Wales. This unique cast-iron structure built in 1865 has long been a popular photographic subject. Liddiard captured the lighthouse in a dramatic moment, winning the judges’ admiration.
Every day, Liddiard works as an associate physician for the National Health Service (NHS).
Some historians believe that Bamburgh was the model for Sir Lancelot’s castle, Joyous Garde.
Other notable images
British History Hit TV and heritage conservation group Historic England are also sponsors of the award, meaning there are quite a few entries from across the UK.
Other images recognized in the competition are Hereford Cathedral, St Michael’s Tower in Glastonbury and Scott Antcliffe’s sunset shot of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland (pictured above).
There are also some winning images from other corners of the world.
Brazil’s Oscar Niemeyer is considered one of the giants of modern architecture.
A photographer who identifies only as Alistair has been shortlisted for his photo of the Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The building, which visitors say resembles everything from a UFO to a concrete flower, is a popular destination for architecture buffs.
The remains of a downed US Navy Douglas C-117D have become a popular backdrop for music videos.
One of the most striking photos is of the wreck of a US Navy plane that crashed near Sólheimasandur, Iceland, in 1973. It was taken by Ukrainian photographer Yevhen Samuchenko, who has also photographed for UNESCO and the Association of Photographers. Royal photo.