At a time when travel is so restricted, we’re inviting amateur and professional photographers from all countries and of all ages to look through their archives of travel images to submit into the 18th edition of this global contest. Entries close on November 2nd, so, depending on when travel restrictions are lifted, there may also be time for you to shoot new material before the closing date. 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 2020.
And, in recognition of the financial problems so many are facing with the impact of the COVID-19 situation, from 4th May and 30th June 2020, all the entry fees were discounted by 50%. For the month of July all entry fees were discounted by 30%, for the month of August they were discounted by 20% and for September they will be discounted by 10%. For October and until the closing date of 2nd November there will be no discounts on entry fees.
You will find everything you need in the side menu on this page – just click on the 2020 Awards button to view all the competition menu items.