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IN FOCUS: OCEANS, SEAS, RIVERS, LAKES
July 5 2009 - This single-image category challenges you to show us your view of the earth’s most important resource; water. MORE
FACE-TO-FACE WITH: SIMON ROWLAND OF WILDFOOT TRAVEL
July 2 2019 - This year we have been delighted to have WILDFOOT Travel join our sponsor line-up, supporting the Oceans, Seas, Rivers, Lakes 'One-shot' category. The team at WILDFOOT have decades of experience in wildlife and adventure travel, but it’s WILDFOOT'S dedication to wildlife conservation and environmental protection that makes the company so special. TPOTY met Simon Rowland, WILDFOOT’s Managing Director. MORE
IN FOCUS: PEOPLE & CULTURES
June 24 2019 - In the second in a series focusing on individual categories in this year's Travel Photographer of the Year awards we look at the People & Cultures portfolio category. MORE
June 20 2019 - Travel Photographer of the Year judge, the photographer, TV cameraman and author Jeremy Hoare, has recently released a new, limited edition book documenting the geisha in Japan. And it's been more than 30 years in the making... MORE
IN FOCUS: ENDANGERED PLANET
June 5 2019 - Welcome to the first in a series focusing on individual categories in this year's Travel Photographer of the Year awards. In this piece we look at the Endangered Planet portfolio category. MORE
May 16 2019 - TPOTY co-founder Chris Coe had a fantastic day at the Photo London preview yesterday, May 15 and, as a photographer, found it utterly inspiring. His review will appear on these pages soon but in the meantime, here's some more information about this fantastic event, which runs from May 16-19 at London's splendid Somerset House. MORE
PHOTOGRAPHY BEYOND BORDERS - TPOTY 2019 OPENS FOR ENTRY
April 11 2019 - Entries are open for the 2019 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY). Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 has a wide range of category themes and awards, reflecting the great diversity of travel photography. There is a special award for young photographers and even a category solely for images shot on a smartphone or tablet. New for 2019 is the TAPSA Travel Documentaries award for documentary photography with a travel-related theme. MORE
THE ‘ANTIDOTE TO BREXIT’ - TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR BRINGS THE WORLD TO LONDON, MARCH 28-APRIL 30
February 22 2019 - With all the uncertainty around March 29 looming as ‘Brexit Day’, visitors to London Bridge City - across the Thames from the Tower of London - can take comfort in a beautiful distraction in the form of a vibrant, fascinating and evocative collection of world-class contemporary travel photography, when our latest winning images go on display there from March 28 to April 30. MORE
SWAROVSKI OPTIK JOINS TPOTY SPONSOR LINE-UP
February 19 2019 - We are delighted to welcome Swarovski Optik, the market leader in wildlife observation worldwide, to the TPOTY sponsor 'family'. MORE
NEW YEAR, NEW JUDGES
February 15 2019 - We are thrilled to announce that three fantastic photographers have agreed to become a part of the TPOTY judging panel - two-time Pulitzer prizewinner photographer Essdras M Suarez, Lawrence Jackson, a former Official White House Photographer under the Obama Administration, and international advertising, commercial and fine art photographer Keith Berr. MORE
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
December 13 2018 - HUGE congratulations to Stefano Pensotti, the Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 and to all our other winners. MORE
BIG CAT TALES
October 18 2018 - Travel Photographer of the Year judges Jonathan and Angela Scott are returning to Animal Planet together with Jackson ole Looseyia in all-new natural history series, BIG CAT TALES. This series documents the present-day prides and families of the lions, leopards and cheetahs of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, including the Marsh Pride. MORE
THAT LITTLE LION...
September 28 2018 - One of the most popular TPOTY images in the first 15 years of the awards is this shot of two lionesses with a tiny cub, taken by David Lazar in Kenya. It's so perfect that some people have had trouble believing that it's real but, as David explains in his profile piece, it certainly is! We also have some other images from the sequence, for the cynics out there! MORE
WIN A COPY OF 'REMEMBERING GREAT APES'
September 20 2018 - Enjoy this interview with wildlife photographer Margot Raggett, the producer of the highly acclaimed Remembering Wildlife book series, a collaboration between many of the world’s top wildlife photographers. This year’s book, Remembering Great Apes, will be published on 14th October 2018 and is now available for pre-order. It is accompanied by a two-week free exhibition, which runs daily from 10am-5pm from Monday 15th through to Saturday 27th October at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY. COMPETITION - we have a copy of this beautiful book to give away... MORE
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
September 10 2018 - catching up with Eric Kruszewski, who won the New Talent Award in Travel Photographer of the Year 2010.
"Winning the TPOTY New Talent award inspired me in many ways. As an engineer, I was not involved in a photo community. After winning the award, the door to a new community opened, and other participants, entrants, publishers and writers/editors welcomed me. In addition, knowing that an international panel of respected judges acknowledged my images gave me confidence in my work. Furthermore, the award came with a prize – a free trip to India and Nepal – which offered a new opportunity to explore the world, practice my craft and build a stronger portfolio." MORE
NEW TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR WEBSITE SET TO LAUNCH ON 1st SEPTEMBER
August 26 2018 - Not content with managing all the entries for the 2018 TPOTY awards that are flooding in from around the world as the entry deadline of October 1st starts to look rather close, we're also launching a totally new Travel Photographer of the Year website. We have had our current site for almost a decade, and it has served us well, but now we are hugely excited about the beautiful, elegant new website that is in the pipeline! It's being produced by Toucan, who are doing a great job! We would like to extend our HUGE thanks to the New Anglia Small Grant Scheme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Their support has made both the new website and the new exhibition stands we unveiled in London this year possible.
NORTHERN LIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE IN SVALBARD WITH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AND HURTIGRUTEN
August 19 2018 - Travel Photographer of the Year is returning to Svalbard in February and March 2019 for a superb photographic adventure with Hurtigruten. MORE
TPOTY EXHIBITION TO TRAVEL TO SHARJAH AND DUBAI IN 2018 AND 2019
August 18 2018 - A selection of images from the last 15 years of the Travel Photographer of the Year awards will be on be on display as part of the Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah and Dubai this November, , while Xposure 2019 will showcase images from TPOTY 2018. MORE
TRAVEL TO IRELAND THIS AUTUMN WITH TPOTY AND PHOTO ICONIC
August 1 2018 - Join TPOTY's Chris Coe and renowned Irish musician Olcan Masterson on a five night/six day photographic tour of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way this October. Enjoy stunning coastal and mountain landscapes, expert photo tuition - and traditional Irish live music! MORE
SHORT PHOTO COURSES IN LONDON FROM TPOTY AND PHOTO ICONIC
July 20 2018: Travel Photographer of the Year founder, the professional photographer Chris Coe, is running two short photography courses in London this September. If you're struggling to get off 'auto' on your camera, the one-day Camera & Composition course is for you, while intermediate photographers can take a huge step forward with their photography with the two-day Eye for the Light course. MORE
TPOTY EXHIBITION TO TRAVEL TO SINTRA
June 1 2018: A selection of the latest winning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year awards will be on view this summer in the stunning World Heritage setting of the Manège in the Parque da Pena, Sintra near Lisbon. MORE
COULD YOU BE THE 2018 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR?
March 30 2018 - The 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are now open for entry. Amateur and professional photographers from across the globe and of all ages have until October 1st to submit their images. MORE
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR ON BBC NEWSNIGHT
March 30, 2018 - On the eve of the Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition opening at London Bridge City, opposite the iconic Tower of London, we were delighted that the BBC featured a selection of the exhibited images on their Newsnight programme. MORE
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SHOT AT OUR LONDON EXHIBITION AND YOU COULD WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO NORWAY
March 26 2018: Visitors to our latest exhibition, which opens this Easter at London Bridge City, across the Thames from the Tower of London, can vote for their favourite images and will have the chance to some fantastic prizes, including a fantastic six-day Hurtigruten voyage in Norway for two people. MORE
TPOTY EXHIBITION MOVES TO LONDON BRIDGE CITY
January 19 2018: London gains a fantastic new photography exhibit this Easter as the latest winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year make their public debut at a stunning, free-to-view outdoor exhibition at London Bridge City, across the Thames from the Tower of London. A move up river from our previous exhibition ‘home’ in Greenwich, this new celebration of photography runs from Good Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 29. Some 140 images will go on display. MORE
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
December 13 2017: The winners of the 2017 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) have been revealed, and the contest - now in its 15th year - has another fantastic and wonderfully diverse set of photographs and photographic travel stories celebrating the humanity, landscape, environment and wildlife of this planet. MORE