Finalist information

Many congratulations on being a finalist in the 2020 Travel Photographer of the Year awards. The standard for this year’s awards has been excellent, so you have done really well to be shortlisted!

Due to the global pandemic and for safety reasons we have reluctantly decided to move the final phase of judging online for this year only, so shortlisted entrants do not have to provide prints for final judging this year.

Our final round of judging starts on 20th December. We must have everything from you by 18th December at the latest. If you have a problem meeting this date please contact us as soon as possible.

Please read all the information on this page carefully as it tells you exactly how to provide the items we need to consider your entry or entries in final judging.

We need the following from you by 18th December:

  1. The original/RAW image files for each shortlisted image or portfolio

  2. High-resolution files of each shortlisted image (largest possible files)

  3. Online captions for each image

  4. A finalist biography and declaration

Full details for everything we need appear below.

This should be the image as you shot it, without any manipulation and with all metadata intact.  We always check the original files to make sure that any manipulation that may have been done is within our rules.

FOR iTRAVELLED FINALISTS ONLY: We appreciate that you are unlikely to have a RAW file as your image will have been shot on a mobile phone or tablet. Please instead provide the original image as shot in your phone/tablet and, if you have adjusted that original image for the version you submitted for the awards, please provide a high-resolution ffile of the adjusted image as well.

These high-res files can be jpeg or tif (tif is best if possible) and should be the highest resolution and largest files available. Please do not downsize your files – the larger the file the bigger we can print the image if selected for our exhibitions.  If the biggest file you have is small, please do not upsize, we will do that if necessary. Please make any adjustments to the image as you would wish to see it published, but please do not sharpen it.

SUPPLYING THE FILES: Please upload the RAW/original files and the high-resolution files to We Transfer or some other file sender or Dropbox and send the link to  Please do NOT email these big files to us, as we will not be able to receive them.

If you would prefer/need to send the files on a memory stick, you can do so but there is an earlier deadline for these: the memory stick must arrive by December 14 at the latest. Please mail it to: Karen Coe, Travel Photographer of the Year, Broadway Barn, Near Hall Road, Monk Soham, Suffolk IP13 7HB, UK. If you are sending by courier and need a phone number for us for the courier, please give them +44(0)7540 725821.

Please do NOT send to the 20 Yew Tree Courtyard address that appears in the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website. That is simply a storage office now and nobody will be there to receive your package.


Please also complete the online caption forms – just click on the relevant link below to be taken to the caption form for the category or categories you need.


This is very important, as without this completed form, your entry/entries cannot go through for final judging.

Please complete the online form here 

FINALIST LOGO – this is for you to display as you wish. Simply click the buttons below to download the jpeg or PDF.

If you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us!