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 competition is run by photographers for photographers. Wherever you live in the world and whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old - TPOTY is for you!
2016 is TPOTY’s 14th annual award. The competition is open for entries with new category themes.
2016 AWARDS NOW CLOSED
Judging in progress
Touring exhibitions and new book!
TPOTY's London exhibition in Greenwich and Malta exhibition in Valetta have now closed but you can visit our exhibition of the 2015 winners is at the Hull International Photography Festival from the 1st to 25th October and another TPOTY retospective is going to China for Photo Beijing from 15th to 30th October.
A new book - Journey Eight - will be published this summer 2016, featuring all the latest winners from the 2015 competition. You can view these extraordinary images in the 2015 Winners Gallery, or see them large and close up at our new exhibition venue in London – at Greenwich University - or one of our touring exhibitions.
Why enter TPOTY?
TPOTY is about more than prizes – it offers massive exposure for your work through our media activities, photographer profiles and exhibitions.
During the last five years our UK exhibition has welcomed over 200,000 visitors and in 2015 alone the exhibition welcomed 51,231 visitors over the six week run. Our touring exhibitions will see these audiences grow worldwide.
Image © Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands
TPOTY winning photographers 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 happy surprise!
What it means to be a winner?
The awards are judged by leading photographers and experts in the field, whose distinction and integrity add greatly to the prestige that comes with being one of our winners - or even being shortlisted. Ask one of our previous winners what this award has meant to them both personally and professionally.
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!
We are passionate about protecting photographers' copyright: your images always remain yours, and we do not request or grant unlimited license to use them.
As a result, we are proud to say that TPOTY is an approved award, featuring on the Artists Bill of Rights, Rights-On list.