This is one of our favourite awards! Young Travel Photographer of the Year is open to photographers up to (and including) 18 years old. It is free to enter and each year we receive some really incredible images from young photographers – our youngest entrant so far was just five years old! We have two age ranges – 14 and under and 15-18. A winner is chosen from each category and an overall winner – the Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2021 – is also chosen.

Our judges love judging this part of the awards. They often comment at the talent of these young photographers, and how they are unafraid to try something different. The images below are from the young winners of the past five years of the awards – such great shots!

This year’s theme is ‘My Travels’. Show us a collection of four of your best travel images, either from a single country or different countries, whether it’s a journey or holiday. Don’t forget that you can also include something you photographed near to where you live, it doesn’t have to be taken on a long journey!


The Young TPOTY winner receives £500, a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book or iFolio, plus Royal Photographic Society membership. 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.

The Overall Young Winner plus the Winner and Runner-ups each age group will each receive a digital copy of JRNY travel magazine.