Travel Photographer of the Year Competition
Open to amateur and professional photographers alike, TPOTY features an outstanding £60,000 total prize package. Just under 10,000 images were entered by photographers in 34 countries in 2003, the competition’s first year and TPOTY looks set to go from strength to strength in 2004. It features four portfolio categories, a single image category and a special competition for the under 17’s.
The four portfolio categories have been designed to challenge photographers to demonstrate their creativity and diversity of talent across a range of travel related subject areas. Photographers need to submit groups of four images in their chosen categories.
Prizes for the other portfolio categories – ‘Peoples and Cultures’, ‘Essence of Travel’ and ‘Living Planet’ - include trips to Africa, The Galapagos Islands and Sweden, and the latest professional photographic equipment from Fujifilm, Hasselblad and Wacom. The Single Image category prize includes for a 10-day holiday for two to the photogenic Islands of the Bahamas, and Land Rover is providing off-road driving training for the runners-up in all four portfolio categories.
The photographer who demonstrates the greatest skill, diversity and creativity in two different portfolio categories will follow in the footsteps of 2003 winner Peter Adams, and earn the prestigious title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2004. The overall winner can take the photographic trip of a lifetime with their choice of a pair of round the world air tickets or two Business Class tickets to any one destination served by the Star Alliance network, a £2,000 spending spree in a Calumet photographic store, plus Adobe CS Collection Premium and Video Collection software.
Photographers aged 16 and under can submit four images on the theme ‘My World, My View’ which show what travel means to them. The winner receives a top of the range HP Pavilion Photosmart PC and HP Photosmart digital camera, scanner and photo printer, plus a unique photography masterclass with renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite, courtesy of Light & Land, and Adobe software.
Entry fees and closing dates
Photographers can enter as many categories as they like, as many times as they like. To compete for the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2004 they must enter at least two different portfolio categories. Entry costs from £5 for one portfolio category or up to four entries in the Single Image category, is completely free for under-17s and there is a discounted flat rate fee of £5 for students.
Entries are now open, and close on September 17, 2004. Full information and entry forms are available from www.tpoty.comPublished 7 April 2004