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Deadline: October 01, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Young TPOTY / Others from £10

Travel Photographer of the Year 2014

Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 awards now open for entries. The premier travel photography awards. Your showcase to the world. The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) photo contest is run by photographers for photographers. Whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, wherever you live in the world, TPOTY is for you! 2014 is TPOTY’s 12th award with new categories and new opportunities to showcase the best travel photography.

The TPOTY 2014 awards have:

Three Portfolio categories
Three single image categories
New Talent category
HD Video category, Travel Shorts
Young Travel Photographer of the Year award (with two different age groups)
Award for the overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014

Portfolio categories: A portfolio must comprise four images. Portfolios with more or less than four images will be disqualified. An image cannot be entered in more than one portfolio, but a portfolio image may also be entered in a single image category.

New Talent category: This category is for photographic students and amateur or semi-professional photographers only. Professional photographers are not eligible to enter this category and photographic status will be checked before any prizes are awarded. This category can only be entered once and is judged on portfolio comprising six images. Shortlisted entrants will be asked to provide an essay of not more than 300 words, detailing the story told in the images and their photographic background. The essay will requested along with prints for shortlisted entries at the final judging stage, so please do not submit one with your images. Portfolios with more or less than six images will be disqualified.

One Shot categories: These categories is judged on a single image. However you may enter up to two images for a single entry fee.

HD Video category: Entries in this category must be sent on DVD or USB drive by post. There is not an upload facility for video submissions. Entries must be shot on stills cameras, not on video cameras, and can be solely moving footage, images shot as time lapse sequences or a combination of stills and video imagery. The maximum length of an HD video entry is 2 minutes (120 seconds).

Young Travel Photographer of the Year category: Entrants aged 18 years or under on the closing date (1st October) to compete for the Young Travel Photographer of the Year award. This award will be decided on the best portfolio or four images. Entrants in this age group must clearly mark the appropriate box on the entry form. The entry form must be signed by a parent/guardian.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Travel Photographer of the Year The winner of this category will be given a special showcase of their photographer at the 2015 TPOTY exhibition. They will also receive £2500 plus a Plastic sandwich portfolio case or ifolio.

Portfolio Category
People & Culture Portfolio - Tribes: A trip to India with cazenove+loyd to photograph Holi. T
Natural world - Earth, Air, Fire, Water: £1,000 and 12 bottles of Cutty Sark Storm blended Scotch whisky
Creative Travel - Spirit of Adventure: the use of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle for a weekend, plus win a Harley-Davidson® leather jacket. Other prizes include a selection of Harley-Davidson® merchandise include a Warr's Harley-Davidson® 90th anniversary goodie bag.

Travelogue - New Talent Portfolios: £500, a mentoring day with a TPOTY judge or online mentoring, a Plastic sandwich portfolio case or ifolio plus a showcase of their work in the 2015 exhibition.

One Shot Category
Wild & Vibrant: A Railbookers city break for two to Cologne plus an exhibition print from Genesis Digital Imaging
Monochromal: A Railbookers city break for two to Paris plus an exhibition print from Genesis Digital Imaging.
One Moment: A Railbookers city break for two to Bruges plus an exhibition print from Genesis Digital Imaging.

Travel Shorts - HD Video - our world in motion - The winner of this category will receive £500.

Young Travel Photographer of the Year - Destinations - The Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 wins £250 and a personalised Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book or iFolio.
The winners of the 14 years & under age group and the 15 to 18 years age group will each receive £100. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. 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. USAGE RIGHTS: Where an image or images are reproduced by TPOTY, the photographer will be credited. 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. A selection of the winning and other best images may be chosen for reproduction in TPOTY portfolio books, exhibition catalogue and TPOTY app. For compilation books, any image included which were entered more than four years previously,

TPOTY will seek the permission and agreement from all selected photographers before inclusion of their image(s). 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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