Entry Categories

Travel Photographer of the Year Categories, Themes and Prizes

Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 has the following entry categories and awards. Click on the ‘learn more’ link beside each category to see full information and prize details for that category:

  • Overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2019. This is the big one! The Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 will be the photographer who submits the best eight images across the portfolio categories. Prizes include £2,000 plus a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and lens – and the international exposure that goes with winning TPOTY. LEARN MORE
  • Young Travel Photographer of the Year. For photographers aged 18 and under. Prizes include £500, a personalised Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book and a place on a Photo Iconic photography workshop. LEARN MORE
  • Art of Travel portfolio. Eight varied, stunning images that showcase your travel and/or fine art travel photography. Prizes include  a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and lens and clothing from Páramo. LEARN MORE
  • Endangered Planet portfolio. Show us part of the endangered natural world, whether it’s environment, landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, sea life, plant life, trees, or any other living non-human organism. Prizes include Swarovski Optik CL Companion binoculars and Remembering Wildlife books. LEARN MORE
  • People & Cultures portfolio. 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 colour or B&W images. Prizes include a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and lens and clothing from Páramo. LEARN MORE
  • Thrills & Adventures portfolio. Whether you’re on an expedition to climb a mountain like Kilimanjaro, taking your first bungee jump, catching a wave or simply venturing into the big city for the first time, show us your adventure. Prizes include a Fujifilm X-T3 camera and lens and clothing from Páramo.  LEARN MORE
  • One Shot: Dusk to Dawn. A single-image category for photographs shot between dusk and dawn in ambient low light or night time artificial light. Prizes include clothing from Páramo and a personalised Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book. LEARN MORE
  • One Shot: Oceans, Seas, Rivers, Lakes. This single-image category challenges you to show us your view of the earth’s most important resource; water. Prizes include a Wildfoot Travel Northern Lights & Whale Expedition by sailing ship. LEARN MORE
  • 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. Prize – a TravelLIGHT Hidden Venice Immersive Photo Workshop.  LEARN MORE
  • TAPSA Travel Documentaries. The Timothy Allen Photography Scholarship Award (TAPSA) recognises and rewards original documentary travel photography. Prize – the winner will join 2013 Travel Photographer of the Year Timothy Allen on TAPSA 2020 in the United Arab Emirates and receive £500 from TPOTY and a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book. LEARN MORE
  • Smart Shot – iTravelled. For single travel images taken on a smart phone or tablet. Prize – £250. LEARN MORE