The classics! Whether it’s a famous landmark, an iconic mode of travel or celebration of life, show your view and vision, avoiding the picture postcard clichés.
What subjects can you include?
Any iconic travel photography subject.
How many images?
One image per entry.
What are the judges looking for?
A single image that captures one of the icons of travel in a creative way.
Am I eligible?
This category is open to all photographers.
How many times can I enter?
You can enter this category as many times as you want to.
What is the category entry fee?
£10 for each single-image entry. Or submit any 10 images – in single image categories, portfolios or a combination of both (for example two four-image portfolios and two single image categories) entered at the same time for £40. You can also get free entries and 10% discount on additional entries if you choose to join Eye for the Light.
This category is a standalone award and entries are not considered in selecting the winner of the overall title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2021.
Do I need to shoot new material to be able to enter this category?
No! We have always allowed entrants to submit images from their archives – i.e. contemporary photography shot in recent years – and have always said that ‘travel starts when you leave your home’ and never has this been more important than in a time of global pandemic. Entries close on 12th October, so, depending on when travel restrictions are lifted, there may also be time for you to shoot new material before the closing date. But we want to stress that, in these extraordinary times, entrants should not make unnecessary journeys or break any lockdown that may be in force in their country of residence in order to take photographs to submit, and archive images are always welcome in TPOTY.
Please see the information on digital manipulation, and note that entrants who are shortlisted as finalists will be required to provide the original image files (RAW or jpeg as shot).
The Winner and Runner-up will also receive both a print and digital copy of JRNY travel magazine. Highly Commended and Commended will receive a digital copy of JRNY.