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New eight-image portfolio category as Travel Photographer of the Year® opens for entries and celebrates its 15 anniversary

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 to this long-established, renowned international competition at www.tpoty.com.  

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the competition - which was founded in 2003, is judged by a highly respected international panel of photographers and imaging experts and has attracted hundreds of thousands of images from photographers around the world - this year’s contest features a brand-new, eight-image ‘showcase’ portfolio category.

As well as outstanding exposure for their work, there are some fantastic prizes to be won by the overall winner of the awards - the Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 - and by the winners of the wide range of challenging themes and categories. Prizes include cash bursaries, the latest professional cameras and lenses from Fujifilm, Norwegian voyages with Hurtigruten, jackets from Páramo, personalised leather portfolio books or iFolios from Plastic Sandwich, Photo Iconic photo tuition, Genesis Imaging exhibition prints and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

This year’s Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY®) portfolio categories are ‘Travel’ (eight images), ‘Faces, People, Cultures’ (four images) and ‘Natural World’ (four images). There are three single image One Shot categories, ‘Beauty of Light’, ‘Hot, Cold’ and ‘Tranquility’. The theme for the Young Travel Photographer of the Year award for ages 18 and under is ‘My Adventures’, while the New Talent theme (for amateur and semi-professional photographers) is ‘Festivals & Events’. Finally, for pictures taken on a smartphone or tablet, there is ‘iTravelled’....More

 

Travel Photographer of the Year® exhibitions moves up river to London Bridge City

New outdoor exhibition in the heart of the City, 30 March - 29 April

London gains a fantastic new photography exhibit this Easter as the latest winning images from the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards 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 the awards’ previous exhibition ‘home’ in Greenwich, this new celebration of photography runs from Good Friday, March 30 to Sunday, April 29.

Enjoyed by visitors from across the globe and with a vibe loved by those who work and live in the area, London Bridge City is surrounded by some of the City’s most famous landmarks and is steeped in rich British culture. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of City Hall, the Scoop, Borough Market, the Shard, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge, this vibrant and forwardthinking community is one of the most visited riverside London destinations.

This free exhibition will be open air in a public space, so viewable all day.

The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition of world-class contemporary travel photography can only add to the appeal of this hugely popular location. Some 140 images will go on display, featuring the winning shots from the 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year competition, the results of which were announced in December 2017. More than 20,000 images were submitted by photographers in 129 countries, and entrants from 24 countries received awards and will be featured in the exhibition.s....More

 

Celebration of travel in world-class images

The 15th anniversary winners of Travel Photographer of the Year revealed

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 than 20,000 images were submitted by photographers in 129 countries, and entrants from 24 countries received awards - and it was a clean-sweep for the USA in Young Travel Photographer of the Year, with American youngsters taking the top honours in all three categories.

The photojournalist Alain Schroeder becomes the first-ever Belgian overall winner of TPOTY. Alain was awarded the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 for his atmospheric portfolios of Kushti wrestling in India and the complex rituals associated with death in Toraja, Indonesia. The international panel of judges felt that his images exhibited sensitivity, tenderness and even humour while depicting stories with an edge. Alain wins £4,000 in cash, £750 to spend on Páramo clothing, and a Plastic Sandwich personalized leather portfolio case.

12-year-old Morgan Wolfers from Colorado, USA, becomes one of the competition’s youngest-ever overall winners of Young Travel Photographer of the Year, with a beautifully-shot portfolio of aspen trees and leaves. She was just 11 when she took these images.

TPOTY founder Chris Coe said, “Photographing nature is Morgan’s passion and the attention to detail and focus which comes with her Autism has made a hugely positive contribution to her photography. She has a remarkable innate talent, and clearly is exceptionally focused on her craft. It’s very exciting to see such a very young photographer with such a good eye for composition, colour and detail and with such maturity in her approach to her work."

Completing the trio of American successes in Young Travel Photographer of the Year, Young TPOTY 14 and Under was won by 13-year-old Maddie Nolan from Texas, with a charming portfolio of a hummingbird, while 17-year-old Josiah Huddleston, who has spent all his life in Japan, won Young TPOTY 15-18 years with his mysterious images of a Japanese forest. Ankit Kumar (age 14) from India and Axel Boberg (age 18) from Sweden were Runners-up in their respective categories....More

 

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TPOTY Photo Iconic

 

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