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COULD YOU BE THE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR?

March 30, 2018

The 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are now open for entry. Amateur and professional photographers from across the globe and of all ages have until October 1st to submit their images at www.tpoty.com.  

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the competition this year’s awards include a brand-new, eight-image portfolio category. There are some fantastic prizes to be won, including cash bursaries, the latest professional cameras and lenses from Fujifilm, Norwegian voyages with Hurtigruten, jackets from Páramo, personalised leather portfolio books or iFolios from Plastic Sandwich, Photo Iconic photo tuition, Genesis Imaging exhibition prints and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

This year’s portfolio categories are ‘Travel’ (eight images), ‘Faces, People, Cultures’ (four images) and ‘Natural World’ (four images), and there are three single image One Shot categories, ‘Beauty of Light’, ‘Hot, Cold’ and ‘Tranquility’. The theme for the Young Travel Photographer of the Year award is ‘My Adventures’, while the New Talent theme is ‘Festivals & Events’. Finally, for pictures taken on a smartphone or tablet, there is ‘itravelled’.

The overall winner of the awards - the Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 - will be the photographer judged to have submitted the best eight images, either as an entry to the eight-image 'Travel' portfolio or as two portfolios in one or both of the four-image categories. 

In addition to receiving the worldwide exposure that follows with this success, and seeing their images exhibited at TPOTY exhibitions in the UK and overseas, the Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 will receive £4,000, a personalized leather portfolio case or iFolio case from Plastic Sandwich, £750 worth of Páramo outdoor clothing and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

Travel Photographer of the Year entry fees start at £8 and entry for Young TPOTY is free of charge. The awards are now open for entry and close on October 1st. The shortlisted photographers will be announced in November and the winners in December.

LONDON EXHIBITION OPEN UNTIL 29th APRIL - VOTE &WIN

Last Year's Vote & Win winner Amy Longhurst in Svalbard

Filmed & edited by Nori Jemil

March 30, 2018

London’s latest new photography exhibit opens this Easter as 140 winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year make their public debut at a stunning, free-to-view outdoor exhibition at London Bridge City, across the Thames from the Tower of London. This new celebration of photography runs from Good Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 29. It is open air in a public space, so viewable all day.

Vote and Win!

Visitors will be able to vote online for their favourite exhibition image, and will have the chance to some fantastic prizes, including:

  • A fantastic six-day Hurtigruten voyage in Norway for two people (including international flights from UK), travelling South from Kirkenes, near the Russian border, to Bergen, the ‘City of Seven Mountains’ and gateway to the Fjords. You’ll sail amongst the beautiful Lofoten Islands and cross the Arctic Circle.
  • Alondra Traveller or Halcon Traveller jackets from Páramo. Durable, cool, lightweight   travel jackets for photographers, wildlife watchers and travellers. Like the Halcon Traveller, the new Women’s Alondra Traveller uses Nikwax® Cotton+ fabric for protection from sun, wind and showers. It is tough yet lightweight, quick drying and carefully constructed for efficient and comfortable load-carrying.
  • Leather TPOTY Oyster card holder. These beautiful leather Oyster card holders, embossed with the Travel Photographer of the Year logo, have been specially made in gorgeous colours by Plastic Sandwich. We have six to be won - what’s your favourite colour? 
  • TPOTY ‘goodie boxes’ of books and prints 
  • Photo Iconic imaging critique sessions 

So visit the exhibition and get voting!

Can't get to London for the exhibition? You can still vote for your favourite online.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SHOT AT OUR EXHIBITION AT LONDON BRIDGE CITY AND YOU COULD WINl

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A trip for two to Norway

March 26, 2018

London’s latest new photography exhibit opens this Easter as 140 winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year make their public debut at a stunning, free-to-view outdoor exhibition at London Bridge City, across the Thames from the Tower of London. This new celebration of photography runs from Good Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 29. It is open air in a public space, so viewable all day.

Vote and Win!

Visitors will be able to vote online for their favourite exhibition image, and will have the chance to some fantastic prizes, including:

 

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    Alondra or Halcon Traveller jackets

    A fantastic six-day Hurtigruten voyage in Norway for two people (including international flights from UK), travelling South from Kirkenes, near the Russian border, to Bergen, the ‘City of Seven Mountains’ and gateway to the Fjords. You’ll sail amongst the beautiful Lofoten Islands and cross the Arctic Circle.

 

  • Alondra Traveller or Halcon Traveller jackets from Páramo. Durable, cool, lightweight   travel jackets for photographers, wildlife watchers and travellers. Like the Halcon Traveller, the new Women’s Alondra Traveller uses Nikwax® Cotton+ fabric for protection from sun, wind and showers. It is tough yet lightweight, quick drying and carefully constructed for efficient and comfortable load-carrying.

 

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    TPOTY Oyster card holders

    Leather TPOTY Oyster card holder. These beautiful leather Oyster card holders, embossed with the Travel Photographer of the Year logo, have been specially made in gorgeous colours by Plastic Sandwich. We have six to be won - what’s your favourite colour? 

The prizes include TPOTY ‘goodie boxes’ of books and prints, and Photo Iconic imaging critique sessions. So visit the exhibition and get voting!

Can't get to London for the exhibition? You can still vote for your favourite online.

COME ON A PHOTOCOURSE OR PHOTO TOUR WITH TPOTY

February 12, 2018

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Our new photography workshops and trips will help you take your photography to the next level. 

London short courses

Camera & Composition - April 8th 2018

  • This one-day beginners' workshop will de-mystify your camera and explain the important controls. Once you understand your camera controls, you’ll be surprised how simple photography is and how quickly your images will improve.

Eye for the Light - April 14th and 15th 2018

  • Photography is all about light. Understanding its characteristics allows you to use it to make better images whether the light is constant or changing, natural or artificial. Combine an understanding of light with a better understanding of composition and your photography will fly. This two-day photography course will also help you to get to grips with any technical aspects of photography which hold you back.

Good craic in Ireland - County Mayo and Galway

Mountains & Coast, Music & Craic

Spring - May 8th to 13th 2018

Autumn - October 7th to 12th 2018

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    Wild Atlantic Ireland

    Spend six days/five nights enjoying the beauty, charm and splendour that is Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way when it bursts into life in the Spring, or in the colours and mists of Autumn. TPOTY co-founder Chris Coe travels to Ireland every year and his knowledge of where to get the best shots is pretty much encyclopaedic, and anything he doesn’t know is supplied by his co-host, the renowned Irish musician and experienced photographic guide Olcan Masterson. We’ll visit spectacular locations from Achill Island and Nephin Beg, north of Westport, to Connemara further south, to hidden gems as well as the big landscapes. As an additional treat we’ll take in some Irish pubs and traditional music sessions.

To book call, email of visit www.photoiconic.com.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION MOVES TO LONDON BRIDGE CITY

January 19, 2018

New outdoor exhibition in the heart of the City

30th March to 29th April

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London gains a fantastic new photography exhibit this Easter as the latest winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year make their public debut at a stunning, free-to-view outdoor exhibition at London Bridge City, across the Thames from the Tower of London. A move up river from our previous exhibition ‘home’ in Greenwich, this new celebration of photography runs from Good Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 29. Some 140 images will go on display.

Enjoyed by visitors from across the globe and with a vibe loved by those who work and live in the area, London Bridge City is surrounded by some of the City’s most famous landmarks and is steeped in rich British culture. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of City Hall, the Scoop, Borough Market, the Shard, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, this vibrant and forward-thinking community is one of the most visited riverside London destinations.

As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the awards, we are very excited to be moving our annual London exhibition of the latest winning images to London Bridge City. This area was once known as London’s Larder, and was one of the city’s largest docks, bringing in the majority of London’s food from the 18th Century to 1970. That association with ships travelling in from all over the globe - together with the large numbers of British and international visitors who flock to this area today -  is highly appropriate to a photography award that celebrates the very best images of our world, its cultures, landscapes, environment and wildlife.

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

December 13, 2017

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2017

Alain Schroeder, Belgium

The winners of the 2017 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and the contest - now in its 15th year - has another fantastic and wonderfully diverse set of photographs and photographic travel stories celebrating the humanity, landscape, environment and wildlife of this planet.

Congratulations to the photojournalist Alain Schroeder, the first-ever Belgian overall winner of TPOTY. Alain was awarded the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 for his atmospheric portfolios of Kushti wrestling in India and the complex rituals associated with death in Toraja, Indonesia.

Congratulations also to 12-year-old Morgan Wolfers from Colorado, USA, who becomes one of the youngest-ever winners of Young Travel Photographer of the Year, with a beautifully-shot portfolio of aspen trees and leaves. She was just 11 when she took her winning images.

More than 20,000 images were submitted by photographers in 129 countries, and entrants from 24 countries received awards - and it was a clean-sweep for the USA in Young Travel Photographer of the Year, with American youngsters taking the top honours in all three categories.

A huge THANK YOU to all our entrants from around the world, to our finalists who worked so hard to get their prints to us for the final judging round, to our fantastic sponsors Fujifilm, Hurigruten, Páramo, Genesis Imaging, Jack Wills, Plastic Sandwich, Photo Iconic and the Royal Photographic Society, and to our amazing panel of judges who gave their time and expertise so enthusiastically.

2018 Sponsors & Partners

 

TPOTY Fujifilm

 

TPOTY Genesis

 

TPOTY Hurtigruten

 

TPOTY Paramo

 

TPOTY Photo Iconic

 

TPOTY Plastic Sandwich

 

TPOTY Royal Photographic Society

 

TPOTY Stockbox Photo

 

TPOTY Eiger

 

TPOTY New Anglia
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