Travel Photographer of the Year

Our 22nd year of celebrating images from around the world and the best in travel photography

2024 awards launch on 30th May

Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) is 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!

TPOTY has been showcasing the best in travel photography for 21 years and has received entries from 156 countries. The winners are both amateur and pro photographers of 54 different nationalities.

Our 2022 Travel Photographer of the Year winner, Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia said:

“I am honoured to have my work recognised and acknowledged by the judges of the “Travel Photographer of the Year” competition. This competition is special to me since I have been with it from its beginning (2003) when I was given a Judge’s Favourite Award. Now, 20 years later I received their highest award which makes me very proud and means a lot to me. Travel and photography have been my passions and a big part of my life since I can remember and this award inspires me to continue with my journey.”

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

Latest news

New judge on 2024 panel

New judge on 2024 panel

Talented nature photographer Ellie Rothnie has joined the TPOTY judging panel for the 2024 awards. We're delighted to welcome…

Two 2025 exhibitions announced

Two 2025 exhibitions announced

We are delighted to announce that TPOTY has already secured two exhibitions for 2025 even before the 2024 awards…

Exhibition in Bolivia announced

Exhibition in Bolivia announced

TPOTY heads for South America with an exhibition at Foto Festival Manzana 1 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in…

THE 2023 WINNERS ARE REVEALED

THE 2023 WINNERS ARE REVEALED

From lyrically beautiful images of European agricultural landscapes to heartbreaking aerial shots of elephants searching for food on rubbish…

Will you be TPOTY’s 21st winner?

Will you be TPOTY’s 21st winner?

…and follow on from Matjaz Krivic and a list of amazing photographers. The closing date for the 2023 awards…

New judge on 2023 panel

New judge on 2023 panel

Photographer and SheClicks founder has joined the tPOTY judging panel. We're delighted to welcome her and her expertise to…

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Image credits on this page: Top – Kazuaki Koseki; inset box 1) F Dilek Yurdakul; inset box 2) Matjaz Krivic; inset box 3) Katy Gomez Catalina 4) Keith Berr; 3) Felicia Simion; shop inset. All rights reserved © Travel Photographer of the Year

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