Travel Photographer of the Year

20 years of celebrating the best travel photography

TPOTY 2022

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 is now open for entries – why not take up the TPOTY challenge?

“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

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.

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Take the Travel Photographer of the Year awards home with you with one of our books, postcards, prints, posters and more

Latest news

TPOTY CATEGORIES IN FOCUS: THE ART OF MONOCHROME

In a portfolio of four images (monochrome or B&W only) we would like you to show us your vision…

TPOTY 2022 CATEGORIES IN FOCUS: WATER

TPOTY 2022 CATEGORIES IN FOCUS: WATER

As global temperatures rise and governments fail to address this issue, water becomes ever more important to human survival and…

TPOTY 2022 CATEGORIES IN FOCUS: CULTURES

TPOTY 2022 CATEGORIES IN FOCUS: CULTURES

This four-image portfolio category is your chance to show our judges the different cultures you encounter on your travels.…

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It would not be possible to run Travel Photographer of the Year without the support of our sponsors and partners, and we are hugely grateful for their involvement each year. Click the logo to learn more about each of Travel Photographer of the Year’s sponsor and partners.