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Deadline: Sep 25, 2017
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: £8 (GBP) for single image categories, £15 for portfolio categories and New Talent. Young TPOTY (18 years and under) is free to enter.

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Travel Photographer of the Year

Travel Photographer of the Year

Founded in 2003, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is one of the world’s leading photography awards. Entries are received from over 120 countries each year, and the winning images are published in the TPOTY ‘Journey’ books and exhibited in London (England) and in international exhibitions.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: In addition to the significant international exposure that comes with winning TPOTY, the overall winner - the Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 - receives a prize worth over £5000: £4,000 in cash, £750 to spend on the Páramo clothing of their choice, and a Plastic Sandwich personalized leather portfolio case.

Fujifilm is sponsoring all three portfolio categories - Celebration of Humanity, Earth & Climate and Tales of Adventure - and the top entrant in each of these categories receives a Fujifilm X-Series professional camera and lens of their choice. Entrants submitting two or more portfolios will also automatically be eligible for the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2017. The winner of the Best Single Image award in each portfolio category receives a giclée exhibition print from Genesis Imaging.

Hurtigruten and Páramo are sponsoring the three single image categories: Food!, Primary Colours and Wildlife/Sea Life. The winner of each category will enjoy a five or six-day winter or summer voyage for two people along Norway’s stunning coastline with Hurtigruten, including flights from the UK. The winners of Primary Colours and Wildlife/Sea Life also receive a Torres Insulator jacket from Páramo, while the winner of Food! wins a Páramo Halcon Traveller jacket.

The winner of iTravelled, the ‘Smart Shot’ category for images taken on mobile phones or tablets, receives a £500 gift card to spend with new TPOTY sponsor Jack Wills, plus a £100 bar tab to ‘The Mucky Pheasant’, Jack Wills’ vintage army truck turned travelling bar, as well as a Plastic Sandwich bespoke portfolio case.

Plastic Sandwich, Photo Iconic and Páramo are supporting ‘Destination’, the New Talent award. The winner receives £500 from TPOTY plus a personalized leather portfolio case from Plastic Sandwich, Photo Iconic tuition and a Páramo Halcon Traveller jacket.

Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 has two age groups – 14 years and under and 15-18 years – and the overall young winner will be chosen from the highest-placed entrants in each group. This year’s theme is My Camera, My Travels, and the Young TPOTY winner receives £500, Photo Iconic photography tuition and a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio case. Each age group winner receives £250 plus Photo Iconic photography tuition.

The Travel Photographer of the Year, Young Travel Photographer of the Year and the winners of the portfolio, New Talent and single image categories all also receive a year’s membership of the Royal Photographic Society. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: TPOTY does not make any claim whatsoever on the copyright of YOUR images. The copyright will, at all times, be respected by TPOTY and retained by the photographer. Where an image or images are reproduced by TPOTY, the photographer will be credited. USAGE RIGHTS: The organisers and sponsors reserve the right to free reproduction and exhibition of entered images in all media, but only in connection with these awards. We do not claim unlimited licence for TPOTY or its sponsors to reproduce your images outside of the terms set out above. Images included in all other TPOTY Collection of merchandise (cards, calendars, prints etc.) will subject to separate agreement with the photographer and a royalty will be paid. Where image reproduction is unrelated to the awards then permission and a fee will be agreed with the photographer in advance.

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