Competition Entry

Select your category

Before you start the image upload process, please read the How to Enter section of the site, and the Categories page.

Please read the rules and check that your images are eligible.

Then read the content of this page - at the bottom of the page you will find the image upload area.

Image sizes for uploading

A reminder re digital manipulation:  You may use digital manipulation to optimise an image, and you may crop an image but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements of the composition. Brightness, contrast, colour balance can all be adjusted. Dust spots and minor elements etc. can be retouched. Images can be sharpened before printing. Manipulations which could realistically be achieved in a darkroom will be accepted but the judges have the discretion to reject any image which has been, in their opinion, over-manipulated, removing the integrity of the original image. Composite or montaged images, from more than one original image are not eligible - this includes images shot at different exposures/dynamic ranges and combined. Images stitched to form a panoramic image will be accepted provided that the entrant declares, at the time of submission, that the final image has been produced in this way. Multiple exposure 'in camera' is permitted. Entrants who are shortlisted will be required to provide the original image file (RAW or jpeg as shot) along with the print and high resolution version of their image for final judging. By submitting your entry you are confirming that your image/s are eligible under our digital manipulation rules. If they are subsequently discovered not to be, they will be disqualified.

Once you are ready to proceed, login to online entry, select the first category you wish to enter below and upload your image/s.

'Invalid file type' message?

If you try to upload an image and receive this message, please check that you are uploading a jpeg file and please check the file size - the most likely problem is that the file is bigger than 1Mb and bigger than 1500px along its longest edge. If you are uploading a file of the correct size and format and still have problems, please email us.

Image caption/location information

You must complete this information for each image that you upload.

Submit and enter again/Submit and review entries

Once you have completed the caption and location details for a single image entry or for all the images in a portfolio, you will then be presented with two options in green boxes - either to submit your entry and review entries or to submit those images and enter again (either the same category or another one). Important - you won't see those two 'submit' option boxes until you have put information in the caption and location boxes for each image you have uploaded.

Reviewing entries, payment and completing your entry

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Thank you for entering Travel Photographer of the Year. Your submission has been successful and your entry is now complete. If you wish to add further entries at a later date, simply log back in before the closing date, using your email address and password and go through the image upload process again.

If you login to your account and your entries are not as you uploaded them, or you need to make an urgent amendment, please contact us.

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to submit prints, plus a CD or DVD of high-res files of your images AND the original/RAW files by 20th November 2019. Print judging is an essential element of the final judging process. We will notify you at the end of October/beginning of November 2019 if you have been shortlisted. Thank you again - and good luck in the judging!!!

Please login or register

To enter the TPOTY competition you need to have an account with us, please use the green button in the top right of the page to login, or register.