One Shot – Cities, Towns, Streets

Human settlements are vibrant places where human beings come together to work, live and play. Some are chaotic, having evolved over time, and some are more structured and planned. Cities, towns and villages can be functional but also creative spaces for transport, human interaction and art. Focus on these, on striking architecture old and new, on how people move around. But also focus on the pursuit of cultural activities, leisure, sport and relaxation and how life unfolds on the streets.

Any travel-related subject which which focuses on elements of the manmade world, rather than nature, in our cities, towns and villages, and the life on their streets – architecture, places of interest, history and monuments, transport, street life, food, tourism.

©Michael Runkel

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 2024.

A single image which captures the essence of a human settlement or manmade (as opposed to natural) environment. Your image should give a sense of atmosphere.

One (1) image per entry.

This category is open to all photographers.

You can enter this category more than once.

  • £12 single image entry
  • ‘Two Plus Four’ 12-image combination of 4 One Shot entries and 2 four-image portfolios entered at the same time for £55 (full price £82 if entered individually). 


  • ‘Ten Image Combination’ of between six and 10 One Shot images for £55 (full price up to £100 if entered individually).

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’. So it’s your choice. You can travel locally or travel further afield. Entries close on 6th October.

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).

No AI generated images will be allowed and any entered will be disqualified.

The winner of this category will receive £750 plus Radiant Photo imaging software.

Image © JOnathan Munshi

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