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Young Travel Photographer of the Year


© Keiron Nelson, Canada

TPOTY 2004

Places & Faces

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.

What subjects can you include?

Show the judges both faces and places.

You can photograph faces and places in the same images or show us faces in two of your pictures and places in the other two, but we want to see both in your entry, and we want the faces and places to be connected rather than just random shots of places together with faces from somewhere else.

How many images?

4 related images of places and/or faces.

What are the judges looking for?

A carefully thought out set of pictures which say something about a place or places and the people who live there, a link between the images in your portfolio, creativity, originality.

Am I eligible?

This category is only for photographers aged 18 years and under on the closing date. Young TPOTY is divided into two age groups: 15-18 years old & 14 years & under. A winner will be chosen from each of the two age groups. The theme is the same for both age groups.

The judges will also choose an overall winner from all the entries, regardless of entrant age, and will make a special Emerging Talent award to one young photographer who shows real potential.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter this category as often as you wish.


Young Travel Photographer of the Year



YPA Emerging Talent


  • A place on the YPA Mentoring Programme
  • YPA Portfolio Review (if unable to attend mentoring programme)
  • YPA membership more...

Places & Faces - 15 to 18 years old


Runner Up

  • TPOTY Journey Four portfolio book more...

Places & Faces - 14 years old & under


Runner Up

  • TPOTY Journey Four portfolio book more....


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