Travel Photographer Of The Year 2015

Travel Photographer of The Year 2016

Last date to apply

October 1, 2016

About Travel Photographer of The Year

  • Travel Photographer Of The Year (TPOTY) 2016 invites Photographers from all over the world to be a part of  and submit their entries for the same. Whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, wherever you live in the world, TPOTY is for you!
  • This is the 14th Edition of the Photography Competition.
  • Travel Photographer of The Year (TPOTY) 2016 is open to participants of all nationalities and of all ages.
  • Categories for Participation: Depending upon the age of the participant they can take part in any of the following Categories:
    • Three Portfolio Categories
    • Three One shot Categories
    • Smart Shot Categories
    • New Talent Categories
    • 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 2016.
  • The number of photographs that can be submitted and the amount of entry fee need to be paid depends on upon the category of participation.
  • The winner of the first prize will get cash prize worth £4000.
  • The last day to submit entries for the Travel Photographer of The Year 2016 is October 01, 2016.

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Travel Photographer of The Year Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age Open for All
Details
  • Nationality: The Travel Photographer Of The Year is open for citizens of all countries.
  • Age and Professional status: The criteria age and professional status of the participants depends upon category to category. The details are as follow:
    • A Moment in Light, Water & Colours of the World categories are open for everyone irrespective of their age or professional status.
    • Faces, People & Encounters, Nature & Environment and Monochromal categories are open for Amateur, Professional or Semi-professional photographers of age 19 years or above.
    • Street Culture(New Talent) category is for Photographic Students, Amateur or Semi-Professional Photographers and the participants need to be 19 years or older.
    • Young Travel Photographer of the Year category is open for participants younger than 18 years

Travel Photographer of The Year Reward

Overall Winner: The Overall all winners amongst all the categoroes will receive

  • Travel Photographer of the Year trophy plus
  • £4000 plus Staag luxury & silver travel goods, a plastic Sandwich leather portfolio, £500 Paramo outdoor Clothing.

The prizes of the contest differ with the category of participation. The details of the prize per category are as follow:

Categories Prizes
Mankind Fujiflim Professional Camera and lens of the participant's choice
Land, Sea, Sky Fujiflim Professional Camera and lens of the participant's choice
Journeys & Adventures Fujiflim Professional Camera and lens of the participant's choice
Places & Experiences £1000 plus Photo Iconic Photography Tuition and a Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio case.
Eye to Eye  £1,500 Staag luxury travel good, a Plastic Sandwich leather Portfolion or izfolio, a Paramo Halcon Traveller jacket
Wildlife & Nature Hurtigruten Norway voyage Paramo Torres
Cities- Architecture & Spaces Hurtigruten Norway voyage Paramo Torres
Shaped by Light Hurtigruten Norway voyage Paramo Torres
iTravelled iCaptured £500 cash plus a Paramo Halcon Traveller Jacet and a Plastic Sandwich iFolio case
Travel shots £500 cash plus a Paramo Halcon Traveller Jacet and a Plastic Sandwich iFolio case

Travel Photographer of The Year Application form and Process

Entries for Travel Photographer Of The Year 2016 can be sent either offline or online. Candidates are required to deposit an entry fee depending upon the category he/she want to enter. Young Travel Photographer of the year is the only category which does not have any entry fee. The details of the application and submission process are as follow:

  • Mode of Application: The Application, as well as submission for the Travel Photographer Of The Year 2016, can be done online as well as offline.
  • Specifications of the Photograph: The entries to be submitted need to be in accordance with the following guidelines for successful submission:
    • Size and Resolution: For online submission, the entries need to be of 30cm x 25cm and should be in high resolution (300 dpi) while for offline submission the size of 21cm x 30cm i.e. standard A4 size.
    • Entry fee and Number of photos: In order to be a part of the contest the participants need to deposit entry fee as per the category they want to be a part of. The amount will be accepted in British pounds only and payment method can be Bank transfer, Cheque, Money order, Bankers' draft, Postal order, PayPal, Credit/Debit Card. The details of the entry fee are as follow:

Categories

Entry Fee

Portfolio Categories, New Talent, HD Video- Travel Shorts

£15 (Approx. 1500 INR)

One Shot, Smart Shot

£8 (Approx. 800 INR)

Young Travel Photographer of the Year

No Entry Fee

 

Submission of Application

There are two methods available for submission of the entries, details regarding both the methods are as follow:

  • Online submission: Online submission can be done after filling the required details in the registration form. Click here to proceed with Online Submission.
  • Offline Submission: The offline application form can be downloaded from the link provided and the photograph along with entry fee and completely filled application form need to be sent to the following address:  Click here for Offline application form.

Travel Photographer of the Year,
20 Yew Tree Courtyard,
Framlingham Road,
Earl Soham, Suffolk,
IP13 7SG, England

Travel Photographer of The Year Selection Process

The judging will take place in the month of October, November and December 2016 and the winners will be declared on the website.

Travel Photographer of the year Judging Criteria

  • TPOTY is one of the world's most stringently judged photography awards. Judging takes place over three rounds and all judging is fair enough because the judges do not know the identity or nationality of any entrants.
  • The selected judging panel is international and made up of respected photographers, picture editors, editors/publishers, art buyers, curators and other users of the photographic image. 
  • There are usually 12 to 17 judges on the TPOTY judging panel. Following are the three judging rounds:
    • Round 1: This round is judged by a small panel of judges. This round is conducted online and from print submissions - All entries are assessed on whether they meet the criteria and standard of photography required for the awards and the particular category in which they are entered. Images in the Young Travel Photographer of the Year section are judged less harshly on camera craft at this stage than the other categories. 
    • Round 2: This round is also conducted online. All images/entries which have qualified from Round One are judged independently online by the entire judging panel. Print submissions are digitised by TPOTY so all the judges can view the images, regardless of where in the world they are based at the time. The best entries in each category are chosen based on the number of votes they receive from this panel. Top entries are shortlisted for the final (print only) judging round. The number of finalists varies from category to category and year to year and depends on the standard of entries received.
    • Round 3: The third or the final round is conducted on prints only (except HD Video category) supplied by shortlisted entrants. The final judging round is held over two days in London. Shortlisted images/entries are individually assessed by a judging panel of 7 to 9 judges. The judges take great care and time to consider all entries and their choices are made following group discussion. In the unlikely event that any judge recognises an image or the photography of an individual entrant, they withdraw from judging and comment on that particular entry. This is done to maintain anonymity during the whole judging process.

Travel Photographer of The Year Address

Travel Photographer of the Year,
20 Yew Tree Courtyard,
Framlingham Road,
Earl Soham, Suffolk,
IP13 7SG, England

Travel Photographer of The Year Contact Details

Phone: + 44 (0) 1728 669185
Email: ask@tpoty.com

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