Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 opens for entries

The international travel photography competition has thrown open its doors once again, with prizes for portfolios, single images, video and more

Timothy Allen
Image: Timothy Allen

The overall winner of the Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 will receive a £2,500 prize, as well as a personalised leather print book or iPad case and a private showcase of their travel photography at next year's exhibition.

To be in with a chance of winning the grand title, photographers must submit two or more portfolio entries.

There are three portfolio categories in the competition: 'Tribes', 'Earth, Air, Fire and Water' and 'Spirit of Adventure'.

There will also be prizes for Best Single Image in each of the portfolio categories, as well as a New Talent Award open to amateur and semi-professional photographers only.

The New Talent Award winner will receive a day's mentoring from a TPOTY judge as well as £500 and a private showcase at the exhibition.

Young Travel Photographer of the year, open to under-18s, will receive £250 and a place on a Young Photographers Alliance mentoring programme.

Videographers will also have a chance to get in on the action, with the Travel Shorts category for a two-minute short film giving an 'insight into a country or a place, shot on a stills camera.

Last year the competition attracted entries from almost 100 countries. The overall winner was Timothy Allen for four portfolios ranging from Wales to Bhutan.

The exhibition of images from TPOTY 2013 will be running at the Royal Geographical Society from July 11 to August 17.

Entry to the main awards costs £7.50, and entry to Young Travel Photographer of the Year is free. For more, visit www.tpoty.com.
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