Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 has today opened for entries, giving photography enthusiasts, semi-pros and professionals the chance to win top prizes and gain worldwide exposure.

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Boasting a £30,000 prize pot, Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 has teamed up with brands including Fujifilm, which will present a Fuji X-series camera to all three portfolio category winners.

Entrants must enter two or more portfolios to be eligible to compete for the overall Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 title and prizes which include £4,000 cash, travel goods, clothing and a personalised leather portfolio case by Plastic Sandwich.

The 2016 portfolio categories carry the following themes: Journeys & Adventures; Land, Sea and Sky; and Mankind.

This year’s single image categories are: Shaped by Light, Wildlife & Nature, and Cities – Architecture and Spaces. Winners of each will be treated to a trip along the Norwegian coastline.

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Like last year, there will be a section devoted to images captured on mobile phones and tablets.

The winning images from 2015 will go on show in an exhibition to be held in Greenwich, London, from 22 July-4 September.

Entries can be submitted online via tpoty.com, or as prints.

It costs £8 to enter the single image categories and £15 to enter the portfolio, New Talent and HD Video categories.

It is free to enter the Young Travel Photographer of the Year.

The closing date is 1 October 2016.

For further details visit www.tpoty.com

• A Travel Photographer of the Year retrospective exhibition, featuring images plucked from the competition’s 13-year history, is due to take place in Malta from 8 September-8 October.

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