Entry Categories

Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 Categories, Themes and Prizes

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020 IS NOW CLOSED. THE DETAILS BELOW ARE FOR INFORMATION ONLY – NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE 2020 AWARDS. WE WILL ANNOUNCE NEW CATEGORIES WHEN WE LAUNCH TPOTY 2021!

  • Overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2020. This is the big one! The Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 will be the photographer who submits the best eight images across the portfolio categories. The Overall Winner will receive a cash bursary plus the new Fujifilm X-T4 camera and lens, a personalised Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book, membership of the Royal Photographic Society – and the international exposure that goes with winning TPOTY. LEARN MORE
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  • Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2020. ‘My Travel Album’. For photographers aged 18 and under. Prizes include £500, a personalised Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book, a place on a Photo Iconic photography workshop and Royal Photographic Society membership. LEARN MORE
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  • Travel Folio. Eight varied, stunning images that showcase your travel photography, whether it’s documentary, fine art or somewhere in between. The category winner will take part in a Chris Weston – Life Changing Photography – International workshop and receive membership of the Royal Photographic Society. The recipient of the Best Single Image award receives a Genesis Imaging giclée exhibition print. LEARN MORE
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  • Landscapes & Earth Elements portfolio. Landscapes and/or their elements captured in a portfolio of 4 images – earth, air, fire, water, sunshine, storms, lightning etc . This category is about the planet itself rather than the creatures which inhabit it. The category winner will receive the new Fujifilm X-T4 camera and lens and membership of the Royal Photographic Society. The recipient of the Best Single Image award receives a Genesis Imaging giclée exhibition print. LEARN MORE
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  • Nature, Sealife, Wildlife portfolio. The living natural world on land, in the air and in the water (4 images per portfolio). The category winner will receive the new Fujifilm X-T4 camera and lens and membership of the Royal Photographic Society. The recipient of the Best Single Image award receives a Genesis Imaging giclée exhibition print. LEARN MORE
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  • People of the World portfolio. People and their cultures and traditions (4 images per portfolio). The category winner will receive the new Fujifilm X-T4 camera and lens and membership of the Royal Photographic Society. The recipient of the Best Single Image award receives a Genesis Imaging giclée exhibition print.  LEARN MORE
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  • One Shot: Colours of Life. A celebration of the colourful planet we live on, whether that be people, places, festivals or anything else you discover on the journey or at the destination. The winner receives a jacket and trousers from Páramo plus membership of the Royal Photographic Society. LEARN MORE
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  • One Shot: Islands. This single-image category challenges you to show us the uniqueness of island life and landscape. The winner receives a jacket and trousers from Páramo plus membership of the Royal Photographic Society. LEARN MORE
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  • One Shot: Solitude. Capture the places and experiences which have a solitary quality, their uniqueness and the feeling of being away from everyone else – something we have all experienced this year in lockdown. The winner receives a jacket and trousers from Páramo plus membership of the Royal Photographic Society. LEARN MORE
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  • NEW CATEGORY – One Shot: Close to Home. Travel has changed, temporarily at least. So what’s the world like outside your door, locally to you? Without travelling far, capture the city, town, village, countryside where you live. The winner receives £250 to spend in the Travel Photographer of the Year shop, plus membership of the Royal Photographic Society. LEARN MORE
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  • Smart Shot – iTravelled. For single travel images taken on a smart phone or tablet. The winner receives £250. LEARN MORE
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  • Travel Shorts. Our HD video category for films up to two minutes (120 seconds) in length. LEARN MORE