TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2020 IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRY. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY. WE WILL ANNOUNCE NEW CATEGORIES FOR TPOTY 2021.
Mobile phone and tablet photography is hugely popular among travellers. It is immediate and reactive – all about capturing a moment. Show us your best travel shot captured on your smartphone or tablet. It may have been taken on holiday or a business trip to a distant destination or could be something you spotted not far from your own home.
What subjects can you include?
Any travel subject but it must be taken on a phone or a tablet.
How many images?
One (1) image – This is a single image category.
What are the judges looking for?
Creative use of your smart phone or tablet to capture an image from your travels.
Am I eligible?
This category is open to all photographers.
How many times can I enter?
You can enter this category more than once.
What is the category entry fee?
£8 per single image entry. Entry during May and June 2020 – £4 with EARLY_BIRD discount code.
Do I need to shoot new material to be able to enter this category?
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.
The winner of this category receives £250.