The Premier International Travel Photography Awards
Your Photography Showcase To The World
The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards are run by photographers for photographers. 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. 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. This year's exhibitions programme has been visited by an estimated 1.8 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!
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Slideshow image credits: Ethiopian boy © Danny Yen Sin Wong (Malaysia), Penguin and seal © Andrew James (UK); Rock climber © Marsel van Oosten (Netherlands), Dunes © Daniel Burton (UK)