Young Travel Photographer of the Year

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.

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).


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.

Header Image ©Cal cole

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.