Travel Folio portfolio

We want to see your very best work, your style and ability to photograph diverse imagery, not eight images showing small variations on the same theme. Show us your skill at capturing varying elements of travel photography. This is your chance to showcase your approach to travel photography.

By entering this category you will automatically be eligible for consideration for the title of Travel Photographer of the Year.

What subjects can you include?

Anything and everything related to travel – the possibilities are endless!

How many images?

Eight images per portfolio.

What are the judges looking for?

A portfolio of your best travel photography whether it’s documentary, fine art or somewhere in between.

Am I eligible?

This category is open to all photographers aged 19 and above.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category more than once.

What is the category entry fee?

£30 for each portfolio entry. Entry during May and June 2020 – £15 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 will receive a Chris Weston – Life Changing Photography – international workshop, and membership of The Royal Photographic Society.

The judges will also select their favourite image from all the submitted portfolios. The winner of the Best Single Image award for each portfolio category receives a Genesis Imaging giclée exhibition print.

Header Image © Johnny Haglund