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!
2015 will be TPOTY's 13th award with new categories and new opportunities to showcase the best travel photography. It will open for entries in May. You can view the latest winners in the 2014 Winners Gallery or in our latest book, Journey Seven.
In the last three years our UK exhibition welcomed about 127,000 visitors. These huge audiences could be flocking to see your images next year if you're amongst the 2014 winners.
Why enter TPOTY?
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 theme, to look at your images with fresh eyes, to be a part of the TPOTY experience.
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.