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TPOTY 2013 launches on 17th April

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Categories & Prizes

PLEASE NOTE: The 2012 awards are now closed for entry. Check the TPOTY blog or join our e-newsletter update for news of the 2013 awards.
Travel Photographer of the Year Categories, Themes & Prizes
2012 Categories & Themes
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People Watching

Portfolio

Meeting people from another country is one of the major motivations for travel, and people watching, especially in a different culture, is a fascinating way to spend travel time. This portfolio is all about the people we see and meet on our travels, but it is far more than simply observational....

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Wild Planet

Portfolio

Wildlife, landscape, nature and adventure all fuse to make this a wild planet and give you a broad remit in this category.....

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Journeys

Portfolio

This category is all about you and your travel photography. For the first time, and to celebrate the 10th TPOTY award, this will be a completely open category. The theme is travel and the Journeys portfolio is an opportunity for you to submit your personal work and favourite images as a portfolio....

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Celebration

Conde Nast traveller award

Celebrations are uplifting, joyous events which capture the human spirit at its best. You can choose how you capture this theme and subjects can range from festivals to intimate occasions, portraits to landscapes, and can be from anywhere in the world....

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Another World

New Talent

Telling a story in pictures is an important skill for any professional or aspiring professional photographer. It is much harder than it sounds, but is the basis of any portfolio or commission brief and is essential to the success of both a shoot and a career in photography....

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Water

One Shot

Water makes up over two thirds of this planet's surface area and is vital to sustain life, determining where we build our towns and cities. As oceans, glaciers, ice, snow, rain and steam, water shapes and creates the natural world, sculpting some of the Earth's most challenging terrain and creating playgrounds for skiers, swimmers...

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Big City

First Shot

This category is about the urban environment and urban life. There are many facets to urban life and big cities are vibrant melting pots where cultures and nationalities mix. They are often large populaton centres, busy, fast paced and noisy. Amidst the chaos they are also the home to striking architecture, colourful markets, fine cuisine....

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Travel Shorts

HD video

To reflect the developments in HD video in stills cameras, this HD video category - Travel Shorts - is new to TPOTY 2012. Entries must be shot on a stills camera, not on video camera, and can be solely moving footage, images shot as time lapse sequences or a combination of stills and video imagery.

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Places & Faces

Young Photographer

Travel is all about where we go and who we meet. We want you to take us on your travels and introduce us to the places you visit and the faces you find there....

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Overall Winner

TRAVEL Photographer OF THE YEAR 2012

The Cutty Sark Award - this is the Big One!

The Travel Photographer of the Year 2012 will win the Cutty Sark Award and will be the photographer who is judged to have submitted the best images in at least two of the portfolio categories - People Watching, Wild Planet, Journeys.

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Portfolios

Portfolios are compromised of four (4) related images.

Prizes

Click on the categories to find out more about the prizes for Travel Photographer of the Year 2012.

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