Overall winner - Travel Photographer of the Year 2019

The Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 will win a special award, which will be presented to the photographer who is judged to have submitted the best eight images across the four portfolio categories 'People & Cultures', 'Endangered Planet', 'Thrills & Adventures' and 'The Art of Travel'.

Photographers are automatically entered into this award. To quality you must enter either the eight-image 'Art of Travel' portfolio category or enter at least two portfolios in the four-image portfolio categories. You can enter one category twice or two different categories.

What does winning mean?

The Travel Photographer of the Year award is a highly prestigious award which gains massive international recognition and media coverage. Your images will also feature in our exhibitions which are currently seen by over 1.5 million people.

The winner receives a great prize, but - equally importantly - has the satisfaction of winning one of the most hotly-contested photography awards in the world.

The international exposure that goes with that success is considerable and has raised the profile of past winners, helping them to sell their images, gain commissions and much more. Warning - winning this award can change your life!

What are the judges looking for?

An ability to photograph different travel-related subjects in an interesting, engaging and impactful way; creativity, originality, and also diversity across the portfolios submitted.

Am I eligible?

Entry is automatic if you enter the eight-image 'Art of Travel' portfolio category or submit two entries in the four-image portfolio categories.

Image © Stefano Pensotti


The Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 will receive £2,000, a Fujifilm XT-3 camera with 18-55mm lens, a Plastic Sandwich personalised leather portfolio book or iFolio and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.