One of the world's leading photographic awards with categories for all levels of photographer from beginner to professional, Travel Photographer of the Year is a hugely annual prestigious competition that receives entries from photographers in over 70 countries.

The awards are judged by highly respected imaging experts, including the editors of leading photography magazines, image buyers, photography directors and award-winning photographers.

TPOTY offers fantastic prizes including travel to photogenic destinations and the latest photographic equipment and imaging software. The winning images appear in the acclaimed TPOTY 'Journey' series of books and at TPOTY exhibitions.

Previous winners of the awards (along with other photographers who have gained exposure for their work through TPOTY) have seen dramatic increases in interest in their photography.

TPOTY is run by photographers for photographers, and takes a firm stance on respecting each entrants' copyright.