Landscapes and environments face many challenges globally, both from climate change and human impact. Think about the beauty but also the sustainability of our planet. Our planet and its landscape are stunning, unique and spectacular, despite numerous challenges to our world, some obvious and universal, such as climate change and deforestation, but also some which are more localised. So, as well as glorious landscapes, you may also submit images highlighting conservation, protection of and damage to the environment and the various ingenious ways in which people are making a difference in their attempts to protect and reduce the effects of humankind on our planet.
In a portfolio of four images (colour or black & white) we would like you to show us beautiful natural landscapes, urban landscapes, landscapes and environments under threat, the impact of climate change, and projects to preserve, protect or restore them.
By entering this category twice, or entering this category once plus one of the other four-image portfolio categories once, you will automatically be considered for the top award and the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2023.
ALL finalists in the portfolio categories will be considered for one of two special judges’ awards. The two selected finalists (who can come from any of the four portfolio categories) will have a portfolio review by a leading New York photographer’s agent.
What subjects can you include?
Any natural landscape, from deserts to rainforests and including snowscapes, sustainability projects, climate change impact. Although your images can feature wildlife, wildlife should not be the primary focus of the images – those images can be entered in the Nature, Wildlife & Conservation category instead.
How many images?
Four images per portfolio.
What are the judges looking for?
A portfolio of four related images that highlight the beauty of our natural landscapes, and the challenges faced in protecting or impacting them.
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 as many times as you want to.
What is the category entry fee?
- £20 for one four-image portfolio entry
- £30 for two four-image portfolios.
- ‘Two Plus Four’ 12-image combination of 4 MPB One Shot entries and 2 four-image portfolios entered at the same time for £50 (full price £70 if entered individually).
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’. So it’s your choice. you can travel local or travel further afield. Entries close on 1st October.
Please see the information on digital manipulation in our rules, and note that entrants who are shortlisted as finalists will be required to provide the original image files (RAW or jpeg as shot).
No AI generated images will be allowed and any entered will be disqualified.
The winner of this category will receive £1000, membership of The Royal Photographic Society, Radiant Photo imaging software, plus copies of Tonic magazine.
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.
Special portfolio category award: ALL finalists in the portfolio categories will be considered for one of two special judges’ awards. The two selected finalists (who can come from any of the four portfolio categories) will have a portfolio review by a leading New York photographer’s agent.