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Travel Photographer of the Year


© Louis Montrose, USA

TPOTY 2011

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.

What winning means?

The Travel Photographer of the Year award is a highly prestigious award which gains massive international recognition and media coverage.

The winner receives a great prize, the Cutty Sark Award, but - equally importantly - has the satisfaction of winning one of the most hotly-contested photo awards in the world.

The international exposure that goes with that success is considerable and has raised the profile of past winners, helping them to sell their images, gain commissions and much more. Warning - winning this award can change your life!

How many images?

2 portfolios of 4 images in the People Watching, Wild Planet & Journeys portfolio categories.

What are the judges looking for?

An ability to photograph different travel related subjects in an interesting, engaging and impactful way, creativity, originality.

Am I eligible?

Entry is automatic if you have entered two or more portfolio categories.


Travel Photographer of the Year

Cutty Sark Award Winner

  • £5000 - the winner will receive £2500 cash plus a £2500 commission to shoot for Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky more...
  • In addition the winner will have a unique, money-can't-buy, opportunity to create their own whisky blend!


With the guidance of Master Blender, Kirsteen Campbell,the winner will blend their own whisky, selecting whiskies from a range of casks. They will also design their own label and then bottle up to 50 bottles of what will be a truly unique blended Scotch whisky to their own personal taste. more.


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