Travel Photographer of the Year 2021

2021 Categories, Themes and Prizes

Overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2021. This is the big one! The Travel Photographer of the Year 2021 will be the photographer who submits the best eight images across the portfolio categories.  LEARN MORE

Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2021. ‘My Travels’. For photographers aged 18 and under.  LEARN MORE

Best 8 portfolio. Give us eight incredible and diverse travel images, a real variety of subjects and locations, which showcase your skills as a photographer and your vision of our world. LEARN MORE

Landscapes & Adventure portfolio. Take us on an adventure, a journey across some of this planet’s beautiful and breath-taking landscapes. LEARN MORE

Living World portfolio. Give us a glimpse into the worlds of the non-human residents of this planet and the environments in which they live. LEARN MORE

People and their Stories portfolio. The people, their lives and their cultures… all have stories to tell. Share them with us.  LEARN MORE

One Shot: As Shot. Only very limited digital manipulation is permitted in this category; we want to see your image – on any travel-related theme – as you shot it in-camera with only minimal adjustments.  LEARN MORE

One Shot: Green Planet. Photographers play a vital role in documenting the threats to our planet. LEARN MORE

One Shot: Icons of Travel. Whether it’s a famous landmark, an iconic mode of travel or celebration of life, show your view and vision, avoiding the picture postcard clichés. LEARN MORE

Smart Shot – iTravelled. For single travel images taken on a smart phone or tablet.  LEARN MORE

Travel Shorts. Our HD video category for films up to two minutes (120 seconds) in length. LEARN MORE

The People’s Choice award. Our judges will choose a selection of images from the 2021 finalists, and these will be displayed on our website for public vote later this year.

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