How To Enter
PLEASE NOTE: The 2013 awards are now closed but you can still enter the monthly 10 For 10 competition. TPOTY 2014 will open next spring.
The information below relates to the 2013 awards.
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.
- Choose your categories
- Read the rules & check your eligibility
- Select your images
- Complete an entry form and pay your entry fee
- Enter online or submit prints
- Make sure you enter before the deadline
- Submit high-res entry images for TPOTY exhibitions/books (optional)
How to enter:
- Choose your categories:
TPOTY 2013 has:
- Three Portfolio categories - Monochromal, Vanishing & Emerging Cultures and Wild Stories
- Two single image categories, - One Shot and First Shot
- New Talent category
- HD Video category, Travel Shorts
- Young Travel Photographer of the Year award (with two different age groups)
- The Cutty Sark Award for the overall winner and Travel Photographer of the Year 2013
- 10 special single image awards, each with a different theme - 10 For 10
Choose the category/ categories you wish to enter and are eligible for. You can enter any category more than once apart from New Talent. However, New Talent can be entered along with other categories that you are eligible for.
By submitting two or more ‘Portfolio’ categories you will be automatically considered and eligible for the Cutty Sark Award and title ‘Travel Photographer of the Year’.
The rules contain vital information on eligibility. It's your responsibility to ensure that your images are eligible.
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.
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.
ONLINE ENTRIES - You can upload your images, complete an entry form and make your payment by clicking the 'Online Entries' button. PLEASE NOTE: The final round of judging requires prints. All notified, shortlisted entrants are asked to provide prints by 20th November. 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 form and send with your printed images and entry fee.
Submit your entry online or by post by the closing date of 1st October, 2013.
We advise you not to leave online entry until close to the deadline. At this 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 unvoidable problem which we are aware of before the deadline.
TPOTY is open for entry for almost six months. There will not be a deadline extension!