2011 10 09 Travel Photographer of the Year

The Competition


TravelPhotographerOfTheYear2011The premier international travel photography awards

TPOTY is the photo contest that's run by photographers for photographers. It's open to photographers from all countries; amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, we have categories to suit you all! And it's judged by leading photography experts and offers fantastic prizes from our very supportive sponsors, including travel adventures, photographic equipment and photography tuition.

But it's not just about prizes – TPOTY is about getting amazing international exposure for your work. Winning and other highly-placed images appear in the beautiful TPOTY 'Journey' series of books and are exhibited at our exhibitions at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Who can enter?

Anyone! Wherever you live in the world, whether you're an amateur or professional photographer, and whatever age you are, you can enter TPOTY.

Check out the three portfolio categories, the One Shot single image category, Young TPOTY (for photographers aged 18 years and under), the First Shot beginners' award and New Talent, for students or those looking to kick-start a career in photography. There's something for everyone!

Your images exhibited during the London Olympic Games

2012 is a special year for London and for TPOTY. The winning images from this year's awards will be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society's Kensington gallery in the lead up to and during the 2012 Olympic Games. The gallery is a situated next to Hyde Park - venue for the triathlon - and adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall, Science, V&A and Natural History Museums. This area will be a cultural centre and transport hub for transfers to the other Olympic venues, so the exhibition will become a major attraction.

In 2012, TPOTY will also be launching a festival of photography and travel at the same venue to run over several weekends during the exhibition.

Entry forms will become available from June 2011 and the closing date for entries is 9 October 2011. For further information please visit the competition website.

Complies with the Bill of Rights


This competition meets all the standards set out in

the Bill of Rights For Artists


Competitions which meet all the standards set out in the Bill of Rights For Artists do not do any of the following -

  • claim copyright
  • claim exclusive use
  • seek waiving of moral rights
  • fail to give a credit for all free usage
  • add, alter, or remove metadata from submissions
  • seek usage rights other than for promoting the contest and no other purpose. Note that a book, posters, cards, or a calendar are seen as legitimate ways of promoting the contest and defraying costs
  • seek free usage rights in excess of 5 years
  • use the submissions commercially without the entrant's agreement, and such commercial usage is to be subject to a freely negotiated license independently of the competition.
  • make it a condition of winning that an entrant must sign a commercial usage agreement
  • fail to publish all documents on the competition website that an entrant may have to sign
  • fail to name the judges for this or last year's competition
  • fail to explicitly state all the organisations who will acquire rights to the submissions
  • set a closing date more than 18 months after the contest launch date
  • fail to make clear statements of rights claimed and how submissions are used.

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