Overall Winner – Travel Photographer of the Year

This is the big one! The Travel Photographer of the Year 2023 award will be presented to the photographer who submits the best two portfolios across the portfolio categories ‘Landscape & Environment’; ‘Nature, Wildlife & Conservation’; ‘People & Cultures’; ‘Visual Stories’.
TPOTY 2022 Winner

What winning means… 

The Travel Photographer of the Year award is a highly prestigious award which gains massive international recognition and media coverage.

The winner receives a great prize, but – equally importantly – has the satisfaction of winning one of the most hotly-contested photography awards in the world, which is now in its 21st year.

The international exposure that goes with that success is considerable and has raised the profile of past winners, helping them to sell their images, gain commissions and much more. Warning – winning this award can change your life!

How many images? 

Two portfolios of four images each in any of the ‘People & Cultures’, ‘Landscape & Environment’, ‘Nature, Wildlife & Conservation’ or ‘Visual Stories’ portfolio categories. You can enter the same category more than once, or enter two, three or four separate categories as often as you wish.

What are the judges looking for? 

An ability to photograph different travel-related subjects in an interesting, engaging and impactful way; creativity, originality, and also diversity across the portfolios submitted.

Am I eligible? 

Entry is automatic if you have entered two or more four-image portfolios or one eight-image portfolio.


The winner of this category will receive a £1000 cash prize plus a portfolio review by a leading New York photographer’s agent, a personalised Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book or iFolio, membership of The Royal Photographic Society, Radiant Photo imaging software and copies of Tonic magazine.

Image © Matjaz Krivic

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