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!
The 2013 awards are now closed for entries
This year's awards have now closed.
The 2014 awards will open for entries in the spring.
You could see your images in next year's exhibitions. The first viewing of the 2013 winners will be at the Royal Geographcial Society in London. This exhibition opens on 11th July 2014.
This year our UK exhibition welcomed over 48,000 visitors so it's a wonderful opportunity to get you photography on display!
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 winning photographs will be showcased at our exhibition in partnership the Royal Geographical Society(with IBG).
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.