Travel Photographer of the Year Categories, Themes and Prizes
Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 has the following entry categories:
- Three four-image portfolio categories.
- One eight-image portfolio category.
- Travel Photographer of the Year chosen from the four portfolio categories above.
- Two young photographers four-image portfolio categories for photographers aged 15-18 and photographers aged 14 and under.
- Three single-image ‘One Shot’ categories.
- TAPSA Travel Documentaries category.
- One single-image ‘Smart Shot’ category, for images taken on a smart phone or tablet.
Click on any category below to learn more.
TPOTY Overall Winner
This is the Big One! The Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 award will be presented to the photographer who is judged to have submitted the best eight images across the portfolio categories.
Portfolio - Art of Travel
This eight-image portfolio category is a chance to show the very best of your fine art travel photography. This portfolio must be travel images but the choice of subject(s) and the places where the images are taken is yours.
Portfolio - People & Cultures
Show us the people, the cultures – old or new - which you encounter on your travels around the world and celebrate them in a portfolio of four images.
Portfolio - Endangered Planet
This category is about the endangered world we inhabit, the threats it faces and its non-human inhabitants, the measures being taken to conserve, restore or protect, whether it’s environment, wildlife, sea life, plant life, trees, insects, mammals, birds, fish, any other living organism.
Portfolio - Thrills & Adventures
This four-image portfolio category is about the excitement of travel, the thrills and spills, the adventure and the exhilaration.
TAPSA Travel Documentaries
The Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award (TAPSA) recognises and rewards original travel documentary photography. This scholarship, run in conjunction with the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, will be awarded to one photographer based on a portfolio of up to 10 images.
One Shot - Street Life
There are many stories on the streets of our cities, towns, villages and hamlets. In a single image capture a moment on the street and start to tell one of these stories.
One Shot - Oceans, Seas, Rivers, Lakes
Over 70% of our planet is covered in water, from the great oceans to the smallest puddle.
One Shot - Dusk to Dawn
Low light and night photography presents the photographer with a different set of challenges but also with wonderful opportunities to capture the world differently.
Smart Shot - iTravelled
Mobile phone and tablet photography is increasingly popular among travellers. Show us your best travel shot captured on your smartphone or tablet.
If you're aged 18 or under, through your eyes and through your lens show us your journey or journeys, whether it’s a trip or holiday in your own country or somewhere further away.