The 2013 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) is seeking entries from photographers around the world as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Last year TPOTY attracted entries from photographers in more than 90 countries. The 2013 contest should prove even more appealing, with the Cutty Sark Award for the overall winner, portfolio and single image categories to suit all levels and all ages of photographers, including a new black & white image category. The winning images from 2013 will be displayed at a major exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in 2014. Judges include respected photographers Eamonn McCabe, Jason Hawkes, Ami Vitale, Steve Bloom, Nick Meers and Chris Weston, the editors of Hotshoe International, FOTO magazin (Germany), Outdoor Photography, and the photography director of Condø© Nast Traveller.
The overall winner of TPOTY”“ the Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 – will receive the Cutty Sark Award; £5,000 (approx. $7500) plus a complete set of Cutty Sark’s award-winning range of blended whiskies and a bespoke, personalised Cutty Sark surfboard. The theme of this year’s Young Travel Photographer of the Year award is Crowded Planet. The winner will receive the new Fujifilm X20 plus £250 and a personalised Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio book or iFolio. The winners of the 14 and under and 15-18 Young TPOTY age groups each receive a Fujifilm FinePix XP60, camera, while an X20 and £250 will go to the winner of this year’s Emerging Talent Award.
Winner of the inaugural Monochromal award will enjoy an eight-day holiday exploring the hugely photogenic Northern California Triangle, which provided inspiration for Ansel Adams. Details of prizes in other categories are listed on the TPOTY website.
Images can be submitted as prints or uploaded online, and HD video entries submitted on DVD by post. Entries close on 1 October, 2013. Entry fees start at £10 (approx. $15). Young TPOTY is free to enter. Full details can be found on www.tpoty.com.