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Travel Photographer of the Year

This is the big one!


© Joel Santos, Portugal

TPOTY 2016

The Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 will win a special award, which will be presented to the photographer who is judged to have submitted the best images across the portfolio categories - 'Celebration of Humanity', 'Earth & Climate' or 'Tales of Adventure'.

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.

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?

2 portfolios of 4 images each in any of the 'Celebration of Humanity', 'Earth & Climate' or 'Tales of Adventure' portfolio categories. You can enter the same category more than once, or enter two or three 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 portfolios.

Sponsors & Prizes

The winner of this category will receive £4,000 plus £750 worth of Páramo outdoor clothing (more info), a bespoke leather portfolio case or iFolio case from Plastic Sandwich (more info) and membership of the Royal Photographic Society (more info).


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