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Welcome to Travel Photographer of the Year


TPOTY on the BBC website - click here

Image © Joshua Holko / Australia

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!

2015 sees TPOTY's 13th award, with new categories and new opportunities to showcase the best travel photography.


TPOTY Journey Seven book

The latest TPOTY portfolio book, Journey Seven, will be available soon. Click on the cover above to sign up for our newsletter list to receive details of our special pre-order discount

You can view the latest winners in the 2014 Winners Gallery or in our latest book, Journey Seven.

Why enter TPOTY?

And TPOTY is about even more than prizes – it’s about incredible exposure for your work. In the last three years our UK exhibition welcomed about 127,000 visitors and our touring exhibitions will see these audiences grow.

This year's exhibition is on course to add another 45-50,000 visitors to those already impressive visitor numbers.

Royal Geographical Society with IBG

Travel Photographer of the Year trophy designed by

award-winning glass designer, Jane Beebe

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.

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.



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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