At a time when travel is so restricted, we’re inviting amateur and professional photographers from all countries and of all ages to submit into the 19th edition of this global contest. Entries open on 10th May and close on 18thOctober. But we want to stress that, in these extraordinary times, entrants should not make unnecessary journeys or break any lockdown that may be in force in their country of residence in order to take photographs to submit. We have always allowed entrants to submit images from their archives – i.e. contemporary photography shot in recent years – and have always said that ‘travel starts when you leave your home’ and never has this been more important than in 2021. We even have a special One Shot category – Close to Home – specifically for images taken very close to where you live!