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Welcome to Travel Photographer of the Year

2018 awards now closed - results announced in December

View 2018 shortlists and previous winners

Your showcase to the world

2018 awards now closed - results announced in December

View 2018 shortlists and previous winners

Be Inspired!

2018 awards now closed - results announced in December

View 2018 shortlists and previous winners

Our World In Images

2018 awards now closed - results announced in December

View 2018 shortlists and previous winners

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!

The 2018 awards are now closed for entry -  you can view our list of finalists here and we will announce our winners in December, so watch this space!

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Slideshow image credits: Diver © Wendy Timmermans (Netherlands), Lion © Panos Laskarakis (Greece); Fisherman © Jino Lee (Singapore), Antarctica © Anil Sud (Canada)