MPB One Shot – Leisure & Adventure

Travel for many people is about excitement and adventure, while for others it’s about relaxation. It may be your favourite leisure activity, a sporting occasion or a personal achievement – share it with us. Enter single images that illustrate the combination of your passion for photography with your passion for relaxation and/or adventure. 

What subjects can you include?

The more relaxing and active sides of travel. Travel to escape daily life and work. Travel to do something active and adventurous.

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?

Your interpretation of travel, a journey, a leisure activity or an adventure. The judges aren’t looking for picture postcard images but ones which show creativity and vision with your own interpretation and style.

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 

Image © Shyjith Onden Cheriyath

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