Travel Photographer of the Year
21 years of celebrating the best travel photography
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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 21st annual award is now open for entries but closes on 1st October 2023. News of 2023 exhibitions coming soon…
…and follow on from Matjaz Krivic and a list of amazing photographers. The closing date for the 2023 awards…
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Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) opens for entries and celebrates its 21st award.
Our latest overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2022- is Matjaz Krivic, Slovenia see all the winners
“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
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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
Image credits on this page: Top – Kazuaki Koseki; inset box 1) Romain Miot; 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