MPB One Shot – Above, Eye Level, Below

Great shots can be taken from anywhere. Whether you are shooting from above from a plane or drone, with your feet on the ground, or underground or underwater, this is the category which allows you to enter your best single images from any viewpoint. 

What subjects can you include?

Any travel-related subject shot from one of three different viewpoints – above, at eye-level or underground/underwater.

This category is a standalone award and entries are not considered in selecting the winner of the overall title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2023.

How many images?

One image per entry.

What are the judges looking for?

A single image which captures a travel-related theme with creative use of viewpoint. This includes aerial, drone shots or shots from an elevated viewpoint; shots taken at ground level; subterranean images or shots taken underwater.

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?

Entry options:

  • £10 single image entry


  • ‘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). 


  • ‘Ten Image Combination’ of between six and 10 ‘MPB One Shot’ images for £50 (full price between £60 and £100 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.

Digital Manipulation

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).

No AI generated images will be allowed and any entered will be disqualified.


The winner of this category will receive an MPB voucher for £1000-worth of camera gear of their choice, Radiant Photo imaging software and membership of The Royal Photographic Society 


Our sponsors and partners

It would not be possible to run Travel Photographer of the Year without the support of our sponsors and partners, and we are hugely grateful for their involvement each year. Click the logo to learn more about each of Travel Photographer of the Year’s sponsor and partners.