This year’s theme is ‘My Adventures’. Awards will be given in the 14 and Under and 15-18 age groups, and the overall winner – the Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2023.
All travel is an adventure, whether it is an exciting holiday or just a local day out. Great images are just as likely to come from familiar surroundings or close to home. Show us a collection of four travel images, in colour or black and white, which you are most proud of!
You can enter colour or B&W images.
What subjects can you include?
Any place or experience felt adventurous while you were on your travels. Try to make your pictures fit together and tell a story of what you saw and did while travelling.
How many images?
Four (4) images showing us what inspired you on your travels.
What are the judges looking for?
A carefully thought-out set of pictures which show us your view of your journey, a link between the images in your portfolio, creativity, originality.
Am I eligible?
This category is only for photographers aged 18 years and under on the closing date – 1st October 2023. Young TPOTY is divided into two age groups: 15-18 years old and 14 years & under. A winner will be chosen from each of the two age groups. The theme is the same for both age groups.
The judges will also choose one overall winner – Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2023 – from all the entries, regardless of entrant age.
How many times can I enter?
You can enter this category as many times as you want to.
What is the entry fee?
Young TPOTY is FREE to enter – there is no entry fee.
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.
The Young TPOTY winner receives £500, a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book or iFolio, plus Royal Photographic Society membership and Radiant Photo imaging software. The winners of the individual age groups each receive £250 plus Royal Photographic Society membership. All three young winners also win a place on a Photo Iconic one-day photography workshop, or receive a Photo Iconic online imaging critique.