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!
Why enter TPOTY?
Thanks to our very supportive sponsors, you could win some fantastic prizes, including the latest photographic gear and some very special travel experiences. We would like to welcome cazenove+loyd and Yosemite to this year's sponsors.
And TPOTY is about even more than (really great) prizes – it’s about incredible exposure for your work. 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 started, and people who never thought they’d see their photographs in print have had a lovely surprise!
The awards are judged by leading photography experts, whose knowledge and integrity adds hugely to the kudos that comes with being amongst our winners. And, thanks to our partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), the winning images are exhibited each year in a magnificent, historical location.
But whether you’re a winner or not, it’s also about fun – the fun of challenging yourself to shoot to a brief, to look at your images with fresh eyes, to be a part of the TPOTY experience.
TPOTY 2013 awards now open for entry
The 2013 TPOTY awards are now open for entry, and close on October 1st. This year marks our 10th birthday, and we plan to celebrate in style, with some surprises in store! New categories and new prizes await, so start planning your entry into the world’s leading travel photography awards.
WANT INSPIRATION FOR THE 2013 AWARDS? SEE THE WINNING IMAGES FROM 2012 AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (WITH IBG) IN LONDON FROM 12TH JULY TO 18TH AUGUST, 2013
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.