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Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is reminding interested photographers that the deadline for entries for the 2011 competition is getting closer and closer. TPOTY 2011 has four portfolio categories – Cultures & Traditions, Exotic, Natural Elements and Spirit of Adventure – two single image categories, Wild Moments and Work, Rest, Play, plus a New Talent award, Diary of a Destination, for students or those looking to kick-start a career in photography. For younger photographers there’s Young TPOTY, with awards for 14 and under and 15-18 age groups. The submission deadline is 9th October.
TPOTY Press Release
Final call for entry – Travel Photographer of the Year 2011
Entries for the 2011 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) close on October 9th, so if you’ve not already entered, it’s time to get moving for your chance to win some fantastic exposure for your work, and some amazing prizes.
TPOTY 2011 has four portfolio categories – Cultures & Traditions, Exotic, Natural Elements and Spirit of Adventure – two single image categories, Wild Moments and Work, Rest, Play, plus a New Talent award, Diary of a Destination, for students or those looking to kick-start a career in photography. And for younger photographers there’s Young TPOTY, with awards for 14 and under and 15-18 age groups.
The winning images will be displayed at the TPOTY exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London before and during the 2012 Olympic Games period. This will provide outstanding exposure to the large numbers of visitors expected to attend the exhibition in London’s cultural quarter at a time when the city will be a focus for millions of visitors from around the world.
And, as you’d expect from such a prestigious travel photography competition, there are some great travel prizes on offer. These include a chance to explore Oman with the Oman Ministry of Tourism and Oman Air, a tailor-made trip to Cambodia with adventure travel experts Explore, a Botswana safari with luxury tailor-made travel specialists Tselana Travel, and a visit to Marrakech with sustainable travel award-winners Tribes Travel.
There are even two paid photographic commission prizes – a £4,000, expenses-paid commission in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow for Cutty Sark blended Scotch whisky, and a £1,000, expenses paid charity commission in India with the Elephant Family charity – a prize also supported by Cutty Sark.
Other TPOTY 2011 prizes include cash bursaries, an Apple iPad 2, the latest Adobe imaging software, Lexar Professional CompactFlash cards and Professional Dual Slot card readers, exhibition prints from Genesis Digital, historical prints from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Plastic Sandwich personalised leather portfolio cases and iPad covers, TPOTY/Photo Iconic photocourses and image critique sessions, and a place on the Young Photographers’ Alliance mentoring programme.
The TPOTY awards are open to amateur and professional photographers from all countries, and images can be submitted as prints or uploaded online. Entry fees start at £10 and Young TPOTY is free to enter. Full details on how to enter can be found at www.tpoty.com.
Photo: Dr. Larry Louie, Travel Photographer of the Year 2010