How to enter

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020 IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRY. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY.

FIRST CHOOSE YOUR CATEGORIES

The TPOTY 2020 awards have the following categories and awards:

PORTFOLIOS

One 8-image portfolio category

  • Travel Folio

Three 4-image portfolio categories:

  • Landscapes & Earth Elements
  • Nature, Sealife, Wildlife
  • People of the World

Entry for the Overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2020 – is automatic if you enter 8 images in one or more portfolio categories

ONE SHOT

Four ‘One Shot’ single-image categories:

  • Colours of Life
  • Islands
  • Solitude
  • Close to Home

SMART SHOT

Single image category for images taken on a smart phone or tablet

  • iTravelled

Young Travel Photographer of the Year (for photographers aged 18 and under)

HD VIDEO CATEGORY

  • Travel Shorts

All categories can be entered multiple times. By submitting two or more Portfolio entries in’ Landscapes & Earth Elements’, ‘Nature, Wildlife, Sealife’ or ‘People of the World’ or by entering the ‘Travel Folio’ category, you will automatically be eligible for the top award and the title ‘Travel Photographer of the Year’. VIEW ALL THE CATEGORIES AND THEIR PRIZES HERE

READ THE RULES AND CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY  

The rules contain vital information on eligibility. It’s your responsibility to ensure that your images are eligible.

SELECT YOUR IMAGES

Photographers don’t always choose their best images. You’ll find lots of useful information to help you with Selecting Your Images. This will also guide you on what the judges look for.

Do I need to shoot new material to be able to enter the awards?

No! 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. 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, and archive images are always welcome in TPOTY.

TO ENTER ONLINE

You will need to register with us and then login in and upload your images. You can find the information on entering online here. 

TO ENTER PRINTS

If you would like to submit your images as prints, please click here. Here you will find details of how to present, submit and pay for print entries, and a link to the downloadable entry form.

TO ENTER THE VIDEO CATEGORY

You will find full details on our Travel Shorts page.

ENTRY FEES

  • Young Travel Photographer of the Year – entry is free of charge
  • Portfolio Categories (4 images) – £18 per portfolio entry  (Landscapes & Earth Elements; Nature, Sealife, Wildlife; People of the World)
  • Portfolio Category (8 images) – £30 per portfolio entry  (Travel Folio)
  • One Shot Categories  – £10 per single image entry. (Colours of Life; Islands; Solitude; Close to Home)
  • Smart Shot – £8 per single image entry  (iTravelled)
  • Travel Shorts – £30 per video entry

 Each entry in a category will require a separate entry fee.

ENTRY DEADLINE

2nd November 2020.