Welcome to Travel Photographer of the Year


Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards are run by photographers for photographers. TPOTY is truly global – wherever you live in the world and whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, Travel Photographer of the Year is for you!

Thanks to our hugely supportive sponsors there are some fantastic prizes to be won, but TPOTY is also about more than prizes.  This prestigious award offers massive exposure for your work through our media activities, books, photographer profiles and exhibitions.

ENTRY DISCOUNTS: For 2020 we have introduced a series of discounts to help entrants whose income may have been affected by the impact of COVID 19 on travel and employment. From 4th May to 30th June 2020, all the entry fees were discounted by 50%. For the month of July all entry fees were discounted by 30%, for the month of August they were discounted by 20% and for September they are discounted by 10%. For October and until the closing date of 2nd November there will be no discounts on entry fees.

2020 Awards – now open for entries: Click to enter now

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Improve your photography without travelling: Click for Online Photo Workshops

London exhibition to run from September 29th – October 25th 2020: Click for more information

TPOTY-winning photographers have had their work showcased around the world: established photographic careers received a huge boost, new careers were kick-started, and people who never thought they’d see their photographs in print have had a happy surprise!

In 2016 and 2017 our touring exhibitions were seen by 250,000 visitors. The 2018 and 2019 exhibitions were visited by an estimated 2 million people!

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. 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!

Read the TPOTY story here.

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