Travel Photographer of the Year

27 April 2018


The 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year awards are open for entry. Amateur and professional photographers from across the globe and of all ages have until October 1st to submit their images.  

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the competition, this year’s contest features a brand-new, eight-image ‘showcase’ portfolio category.

As well as outstanding exposure for your work, there are some fantastic prizes to be won. Prizes include cash bursaries, the latest professional cameras and lenses from Fujifilm, Norwegian voyages with Hurtigruten, jackets from Páramo, personalised leather portfolio books or iFolios from Plastic Sandwich, Photo Iconic photo tuition, Genesis Imaging exhibition prints and membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

Portfolio categories:

Travel (eight images)

Faces, People, Cultures (four images)

Natural World (four images).


Single image categories:

Beauty of Light

Hot, Cold



The theme for the Young Travel Photographer of the Year award for ages 18 and under is ‘My Adventures’, while the New Talent theme (for amateur and semi-professional photographers) is ‘Festivals & Events’. Finally, for pictures taken on a smartphone or tablet, there is ‘iTravelled’.

The Royal Photographic Society is an official supporter of the competition.


Closes: 1st October 2018

Picture copyright: Kushti wrestlers, Kolhapur, Maharashtra State, India - Alain Schroeder/