Next month entries open for the Travel Photographer of the Year competition.
TPOTY is competition run for photographers by photographers. Categories for last year included Faces People Encounters, Nature & Environment, Monochromal, Street Culture, A Moment in Light, Water, Colours of the World and iCaptured (for mobile phone images) as well as categories for short films and young photographers. Some of the categories require a portfolio of four photographs and a fee of £15 and others just a single image and a fee of £7.50.
Prizes include £1,000 in cash, city breaks or equipment. Winning images are also exhibited in London and in a touring exhibition and are included on postcards, greetings cards and portfolio books.
If I am going to be serious about travel photography this is something I really need to take part in. I will speak to my tutors about my current portfolio of images but the closing date is not until October so I have plenty of time.