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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 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!

London Exhibition Open Every Day until 3rd September 

See the openiong of the 2017 exhibition in London

The exhibition of nearly 200 images is now open in Greenwich. To celebrate, as well as the latest winners, we're showing a retrospective of some of the best images entered since Travel Photographer of the Year® began 15 years ago. Find out on the exhibitions page

See a preview on the BBC website

Summer Evening Events, Talks & Weekend Workshops 

During the Greenwich exhibition you can join us for special Summer Evening events, talks by leading photographers and late exhibition openings, and enjoy the wonderful images in a relaxed environment with a glass of wine or beer. We're also running a series of short, low cost workshops at the weekends and opportunities to try the latest Fujifilm cameras. Find out more and book


This year's awards are open for entries with new categories and themes. The judging panel welcomes back award winning photographer, Eamonn McCabe, Travel Editor of Vanity Fair, Michelle Jana Chan, and our first Asian-based judge, picture editor Cheryl Brophy-Chan.

CLOSING DATE: 25th September 2017

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The latest winners can be seen in the 2016 winners' gallery and the Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 is Portuguese photographer, Joel Santos. The Young Travel Photographer of the Year is 14 year old Darpan Basak from India.

Photographers from 20 countries featured amongst the winners and the already high standard of entries rose further that year.

Looking for a gift for someone who loves photography?  

Check out our online shop for cards and prints or pre-order the latest book, Journey Nine, here.

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 previous five years our UK exhibition has welcomed over 260,000 and in 2016 our touring exhibitions were seen by 178,000 visitors.

TPOTY winning photographers have had their work showcased around the world: established photographic careers received a huge boost, new careers 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!

Pro-Imaging - Protecting your rightsProtecting your rights

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.


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