Wanted: prizewinning travel photos
The 2010 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) are
now open for entry. And, with some fantastic prizes to be won, there’s even
more incentive for holidaymakers to make sure they pack their camera as they
head off for the summer break.
Open to amateur and professional photographers from across the globe, TPOTY
2010 has been designed to challenge entrants’ creativity and to offer
something for all levels of photographic experience. Whether you’ve only
recently started taking images, or have been working as a pro photographer
for many years, and whether you’re a kid with a camera or an adult with a
mobile phone, there will be a TPOTY category for you.
If you need inspiration, all the previous winners of the TPOTY awards can
be seen in the Winners’ Galleries on www.tpoty.com, and in the
‘Journey’ series of books from Travel Photographer of the Year. The most
recent of these, ‘Journey Three’, was published in March, and contains the
winning images from the 2007, 2008 and 2009 awards. Priced £25, it is
available at bookshops and from www.tpoty.com.
The 2010 prize package includes trips to South East Asia, Botswana, India
and Nepal with Intrepid Travel, TPOTY cash bursaries, the latest Adobe®
Photoshop software, a Wacom Cintiq 12WX interactive pen display and Intuos4
and Bamboo Fun pen tablets, Lexar® Professional CompactFlash® memory
cards and card readers, LEE filters, customised leather portfolio books from
Plastic Sandwich, fine art Giclée exhibition prints from Genesis Imaging
and copies of Journey Three.
Prizes for new and emerging photographers include Young Photographers
Alliance portfolio reviews and places on the YPA mentoring programme, the
chance of representation from Axiom Photographic Agency, and Photo Iconic
photography tuition and image critiques – all of which could really help
them improve their images or develop a career in photography.
ASSESSED BY EXPERT JUDGES
TPOTY 2010 will be judged by a panel of imaging experts from the UK, USA,
Germany, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, including: travel and wildlife
photographers; the Director of Photography for Conde Nast Traveller;
Picture Editor of Independent on Sunday and Foto8 and the editors of British
Journal of Photography, Practical Photography, fotoMAGZIN (Germany), plus
digital imaging experts, publishers and media buyers.
AWARDS AND CATEGORIES
TPOTY 2010 features three portfolio categories for amateur and professional
photographers aged 19 and over. There are also two single image categories –
One Shot (theme: Adventures), which is for experienced amateurs and
professional photographers, and First Shot (theme: Festival of Colour),
which is aimed at adult beginners. The New Talent award (theme: Sell It!) is
for aspiring professional photographers, and the Young Travel Photographer
of the Year is divided into two age groups for the first time – 14 and under
DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES
Each portfolio category costs £15 per entry, One Shot and First Shot cost
£10 to enter, and New Talent £20. Young TPOTY is free to enter. Entries
close on October 9th 2010 and the results will be announced in December.
Images can be uploaded at www.tpoty.com or entrants can submit prints.
SEE REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS EDITION IN THE LATEST CARAVAN CRUISE
Full details of the awards and how to enter can be found on www.tpoty.com.