The 2015 awards are open for entries - Closing Date 1st October

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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!

TPOTY 2015 entries are now closed


Judging will take place during October and November


Shortlisted entrants will be announced in early November




TPOTY on the BBC website - click here

Image © Joshua Holko / Australia

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

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 four years our UK exhibition welcomed about 178,000 visitors and our touring exhibitions will see these audiences grow.

This year's exhibition welcomed 51,231 visitors over the six week run and exhibiting photographers received exposure for their work around the world.

Royal Geographical Society with IBG

Travel Photographer of the Year trophy designed by award-winning glass designer, Jane Beebe

TPOTY offers amazing exposure through our media activities, photographer profiles, exhibitions and showcases. 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 kick-started, and people who never thought they’d see their photographs in print have had a lovely surprise!

What it means to be a winner?

The awards are judged by leading photography experts, whose knowledge and integrity adds hugely to the kudos that comes with being amongst our winners, or even being shortlisted. Just ask one of our previous winners what winning this award has meant to them and their photography.

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. To be part of the adventure!

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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