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 which captures a moment.
Am I eligible?
This category is open to all photographers.
How many times can I enter?
You can enter this category as many times as you want to.
What is the category entry fee?
£10 for each single image entry. Or submit a ‘Two Plus Two’ 10-image combination of 2 One Shot/Smart Shot entries and 2 four-image portfolios entered at the same time for £50 (full price £60). Or submit an ‘Eight Image Combination’ of 8 One Shot/Smart Shot images (full price £96) OR 4 One Shot/Smart Shot images plus 1 four-image portfolio entered at the same time for £60 (full price £72).
EARLYBIRD ENTRY DISCOUNTS:
We are offering an automatic entry fee discount as follows:
April/ May = 40% off the above entry fees
June/July = 30% off the above entry fees
August/ Sept 20th = 20% off the above entry fees
21st Sept to 25th Oct = No discount on the above entry fees
Enter TPOTY and you can also join Light Club for £1 (instead of £52) and get access to our podcast and Eye for the Light magazine with lots of interesting features.
Do I need to shoot new material to be able to enter this category?
Contemporary photography shot in recent years. As always, ‘travel starts when you leave your home’ and never has this been more important than in a time of global pandemic, so if you can travel to distant lands shoot something closer to home.
Entries close on 25th October, so there is time 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.
Please see the information on digital manipulation, and note that entrants who are shortlisted as finalists will be required to provide the original image files (RAW or jpeg as shot).
The winner of this category receives £250 and a copy of Tonic magazine.