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Welcome to Travel Photographer of the Year

The premier travel photography awards - Your showcase to the world

The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) photo contest is run by photographers for photographers. Whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, wherever you live in the world, TPOTY is for you!


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Image © Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands

2015 is TPOTY's 13th award and the standard this year is again very high.

A new book, Journey Eight, will be published in late spring/early summer 2016, featuring all the latest winners. You can view these winners in the 2015 Winners Gallery.

Why enter TPOTY?

And TPOTY is about even more than prizes – it’s about incredible exposure for your work. In the last four years our UK exhibition welcomed about 178,000 visitors and our touring exhibitions will see these audiences grow.

This year's exhibition welcomed 51,231 visitors over the six week run and exhibiting photographers received exposure for their work around the world.

TPOTY Journey Seven

The latest portfolio book of winning images - Journey Seven - a great Christmas gift for anyone who loves great photography and travel. Order in online here

TPOTY offers amazing exposure through our media activities, photographer profiles, exhibitions and showcases. Photographers who’ve had TPOTY success have had their work showcased around the world.

Established photographic careers have received a huge boost, new careers have been kick-started, and people who never thought they’d see their photographs in print have had a lovely surprise!

What it means to be a winner?

The awards are judged by leading photography experts, whose knowledge and integrity adds hugely to the kudos that comes with being amongst our winners, or even being shortlisted. Just ask one of our previous winners what winning this award has meant to them and their photography.

But whether you’re a winner or not, it’s also about fun – the fun of challenging yourself to shoot to a theme, to look at your images with fresh eyes, to be a part of the TPOTY experience. To be part of the adventure!



Pro-Imaging - Protecting your rightsProtecting your rights

We are also passionate about protecting photographers' copyright so your images remain yours at all times and we do not ask for or grant unlimited license to use your images.

As a result, we are proud to say that TPOTY is an approved award, featuring on the Artists Bill of Rights, Rights-On list.


2015 Sponsors & Partners

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