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!
2017 AWARDS LAUNCH ON 3rd MAY
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This year's winners have been announced 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 feature amongst the winners and the already high standard of entries rose further this year.
To see all the fabulous winning images in all the categories visit the 2016 winners gallery.
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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 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!
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.