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How To Enter

2018 AWARDS OPEN 30th March

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The following is for information only if you are considering entering the 2018 awards and would like to know how the TPOTY awards work.

Please use the links below to guide you through the entry process. Each link will take you directly to information about that stage of the entry process.

Once you are ready to enter, use the grey, left hand drop down menu to look through the categories, prizes, sponsors, rules and how to submit online or by post.

  1. Choose your categories
  2. Read the rules & check your eligibility
  3. Select your images
  4. Complete an entry form and pay your entry fee
  5. Enter online or submit prints
  6. Make sure you enter before the deadline
  7. Submit high-res entry images for TPOTY exhibitions/books (optional)

How to enter:

  1. Choose your categories:

      The TPOTY 2018 awards have:

      • Two Portfolio categories (4 images per portfolio)
      • A special Travel Portfolio category (8 images per portfolio)
      • Three One Shot categories
      • Smart Shot category
      • New Talent category
      • Young Travel Photographer of the Year award (with two different age groups)
      • Award for the overall winner - the Travel Photographer of the Year 2018

      Choose the category/categories you wish to enter and are eligible for. You can enter any category more than once except for New Talent. New Talent can be entered only once, but you may also enter any other categories for which you are eligible.

      By submitting two or more ‘Portfolio’ entries or by entering the special Travel Portfolio, you will automatically be eligible for the top award and title ‘Travel Photographer of the Year’.

  2. Read the rules & check your eligibility:

      The rules contain vital information on eligibility. It's your responsibility to ensure that your images are eligible.

  3. Select your images:

      Photographers don't always choose their best images. You'll find lots of useful information to help you with Selecting Your Images. This will also guide you on what the judges look for.

  4. Complete an entry form and pay your entry fee:

      Online submission of images using the online registration acts as your entry form. For postal submission of prints there is a downloadable entry form.

      Entry fees can be paid by PayPal (PayPal Account/ Credit/ Debit Card accepted) by bank transfer or by cheque in GB £ only. Payment in other currencies cannot be accepted. Only entry to Young TPOTY is free of charge. Please see our Entry Fees page.

  5. Enter online or submit prints:

      ONLINE ENTRIES - You can upload your images, complete an entry form and make your payment by clicking the 'Online Entries' button.


      The final round of judging requires entrants to submit prints. All notified, shortlisted entrants are asked to provide prints by 20th November 2018. You can organise your own printing or use the service set up by TPOTY with Genesis Imaging.

      PRINT ENTRIES - If you would like to submit your images as prints only, please click the 'Print Entries' button. Here you will find details of how to present and submit prints and a link to the downloadable entry form. Please print this entry form and send with your printed images and entry fee.

  6. Make sure you enter before the deadline:

      Submit your stills image entry online or by post by the closing date of 1st October, 2018.

      We advise you not to leave online entry until close to the deadline. At that time lots of people are trying to enter and the TPOTY server gets very busy. We will only accept late entries where there is an unavoidable problem which we are made aware of before the deadline.

      TPOTY is open for entry for nearly six months. There will not be a deadline extension!

  7. Submit high-res entry images for TPOTY exhibitions/books (optional):

      Want your images considered for TPOTY books or exhibitions? If yes, include a CD, DVD or USB Drive of print-resolution versions of your entered images. See Online Entries and Print Entries pages for instructions on how to do this.

2018 Sponsors & Partners


TPOTY Fujifilm


TPOTY Genesis


TPOTY Hurtigruten


TPOTY Paramo


TPOTY Photo Iconic


TPOTY Plastic Sandwich


TPOTY Royal Photographic Society


TPOTY TravMedia


TPOTY Stockbox Photo




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