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Silver Winner in the Norwegian Professional Photography Awards


Artist Comments
“The Norwegian Professional Photography Awards (Landskonkurransen) is the country’s most prestigious photography awards. The awards in the National Competition form the basis for selection of the national team in photography, participating in the World Photographic Cup – the World Cup in Photography.

I am truly honored to have been awarded two silver awards, one Bronze and one Honorable Mention in Landskonkurransen 2020. Being ranked number eight across all categories is incredibly humbling. I feel privileged to have my work showcased alongside such talented and creative artists. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to the esteemed jury who have taken their time to deliberate over such a wide selection of images”.



The Norwegian National Photography Awards (Landskonkurransen) is the country’s most prestigious photography awards. Landskonkurransen is an annual competition accepting entries from all professional photographers and students / apprentices. The photographer with the highest total score is named Norwegian Photographer of the Year. The student / apprentice with the highest score is named Student / Apprentice of the Year. The picture with the highest score in each category becomes category winners. Gold, silver and bronze medals are also awarded in each category.

The awards in the National Competition form the basis for selection for the national team in photography, participating in the World Photographic Cup – the World Cup in Photography.

The national competition as we know it today took its form in the mid-80s, but the competition itself has its roots back to 1927. Then, the Norwegian Photographers’ National Association (which later became the Norwegian Photographer’s Association) organized its first annual Awards Competition, with one category and six participants. Since then, the competition has undergone several changes, both in name and form, and has grown considerably. Today, the National Competition is one of the country’s largest of its kind.



The Esteemed Jury

Thomas More University Mechelen, Belgium – President of the Jury – Master QEP FEP

President Association of Professional Photographers of Slovak Republic – Master QEP FEP – International Award Winning Photographer

Vice President Central Federation of German Professional Photographers CV – IPC Leadership Award – International Photographic Council

Mstudio i Växjö – Sweden – International Award Winning Photographer

International Award Winning Fine Art Photographer – QEP Fine Art Photography FEP

International Award Winning Photographer – Master Photographer, SAVM, MQEP

Jury 2020


Norges Fotografforbund

The Norwegian Photographer’s Association (NFF) was founded in 1894. It is a Norwegian association with more than 500 professional photographers. The association’s purpose is to bring together the country’s professional photographers to collaborate on the development of photography and safeguard the interest of the photographer.

Norges Fotografforbund

Thor Fine Art published in Varden Newspaper

Article in Norwegian by Anniken Wathne – Journalist Varden Newspaper – Full size news article available in Norwegian at bottom of page.   A small cottage along Vråvatn in Telemark is the home of the world`s seventh best landscape photographer.   I have been a photographer for as long as I can remember Torleif is a world class photographer. He have been awarded numerous awards and honors for his work in several prestigious international photography competitions. In December 2019, he […]

Gold Winner in Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019

Artist Comments “I am overwhelmed and incredibly grateful to be a Gold winner in the prestigious Tokyo International Foto Awards 2019. The image “Zeus” was awarded Gold in the Landscape-Sunset category and Bronze in the Nature-Lanscapes category. Congratulations to all the photographers and a huge thank you to TIFA, the incredible judges and the organizers who run this distinguished photographic competition.” Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA) In another tremendous year for TIFA, we received thousands of highly qualified entries from […]

“Valhalla Rising” Customer Installation

Collector Anniken Ingeborg Kjetland selected “Valhalla Rising” to compliment her interior design. She is a talented interior designer who specialize in assisting clients in creating beautiful contemporary interior designs. The Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta print was framed in an oak hardwood frame with museum glass by a frame shop in her home town of Trondheim, Norway.

Anniken wrote a wonderful review after receiving her print. We are always delighted when we receive such excellent feedback. It is truly humbling and inspirational.

“So pleased with our new photograph Valhalla Rising. It really grasps your eyes with the beautiful sunrise, the stunning horizon and the majestic Pulpit Rock. The artist has captured a truly unique moment in time that we will enjoy for a lifetime”. Anniken Ingeborg Kjetland

Interior images curtesy of Anniken Ingeborg Kjetland

Unique Moments in Time

The award-winning photographer Torleif Lie is just as much an artist as a photographer. – My biggest passion is nature and landscape photography. I create photographic artwork based on a personal interpretation of a place. I consider myself an artist who uses photography to express myself, explains Torleif Lie. He has won several international awards for his work and was recently one of the winners in the prestigious International Color Awards. He has also won several awards in Prix de […]

“Interweave” on display at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019

“Thor Fine Art in cooperation with ChromaLuxe displayed the “Interweave” art piece during the FESPA Global Print Expo 2019, held in Munich 14-17 May 2019. The image was printed on the superior ChromaLuxe fine art print medium. The installation was a crop of the 300-inch original image. “Interweave” will also be on display at the ChromaLuxe showroom in Belgium”.     FESPA 2019 FESPA 2019 is Europe’s largest international wide format professional printing exhibition. Where over 700 exhibitors showcase their […]

“Zeus” exhibited at Kjerag Base Camp

Artist Comments “I am humbled and grateful for given the opportunity to exhibit my image “Zeus” at the Kjerag Base Camp. The piece will be on display throughout the summer seasons (from June 1th to September 28th). A very special thank you to Henrik Lilleheim and the rest of the professional Øygardsstølen Hiking Team for this unique opportunity to share my art with more than 40,000 visitors each year”. Kjerag The spectacular Kjerag is a mountain that towers above the […]