Welcome to Travel Photographer of the Year
The premier travel photography awards - Your showcase to the world
2016 is TPOTY’s 14th annual award. The awards closed for entries and judging is in progress
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!
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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 260,000. Our touring exhibitions have seen these audiences grow to nearly a million people worldwide.
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.