Travel Photographer of the Year

20 years of celebrating the best travel photography

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!

Our 20th annual award has now closed for entries. We will announce the finalists in November, and the winners in January.

TPOTY 2022

EAMONN MCCABE – a tribute

October 4th 2022: It is with great sadness that we learnt last night of the sudden and unexpected death of Eamonn McCabe – a great photographer and a TPOTY judge. When I was growing up and learning photography, Eamonn was one of my photographic heroes and went on to become a friend. His contribution to photography, especially sports and news photography, was remarkable and he inspired both me and many other photographers to be better. In latter years he turned his talents to people photography and portraiture, and his contribution to the TPOTY judging, as an award-winning picture editor, was greatly valued. I shall miss deeply our photography chats in the pub and will always regard him with great warmth and fondness.

Chris Coe, co-founder, Travel Photographer of the Year

Eye for the Light

Join Light Club

If you’re entering TPOTY 2022 you can get membership from just £1 (instead of £52)!

Light Club is TPOTY’s new membership area which gives you member benefits plus access to Eye for the Light – an online magazine all about the creative side of photography, with engaging features, advice, opinions and interviews with talented photographers, travellers, competition judges and people with an in-depth knowledge of the worlds of photography and travel.

There are about 70 fascinating features and podcasts to enjoy, plus members receive FREE TPOTY entries and more! Annual membership cost just £1 per week.

WHAT WINNING TPOTY MEANS

“TPOTY is one of the world most prestigious photography competitions, not just because of the quantity and quality of its participants, but also because of the recognised expertise and talent of the judges, the selection criteria for the winners based upon the printed photographs and submission in raw format, and last but not least because of the worldwide media impact. I have been very fortunate to have my work shown in London Bridge Exhibition and in the Xposure International Photography Festival in the UAE. There are not many chances to get photographs being seen by more than 2 million people but TPOTY achieves that.” 

Katy Gomez Catalina, Spain

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Latest news

TPOTY 2022 CATEGORIES IN FOCUS: MARK OF MANKIND

TPOTY 2022 CATEGORIES IN FOCUS: MARK OF MANKIND

Man has transformed this planet, for both better and worse, with incredible cities and architecture through the centuries, art, agriculture,…

RADIANT IMAGING LABS JOIN THE TPOTY SPONSORS

RADIANT IMAGING LABS JOIN THE TPOTY SPONSORS

We’re delighted to welcome Radiant Imaging Labs – whose CEO is TPOTY judge Elia Locardi – to the TPOTY sponsor line-up…

FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES

Extra prizes added for this year – plus, Royal Photographic Society exhibition to showcase the winning images  Entries for the…

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