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2012 International Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards

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International Travel Photographer Of The Year - The 2012 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards open for entries.

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Underwater photo by Franco Banfi
Photo by Franco Banfi.

A travel photography competition which is open to amateur and professional photographers from all countries and of all ages, is now accepting entries for its 2012 competition.

New for this year is the Cutty Sark Award which will be presented to the overall winner of the competition. This prize includes an expenses-paid international photography commission to shoot images for Cutty Sark with a further £2,500 commission fee. They will also win a cash prize and the chance to blend their own whisky, selecting whiskies from a range of casks. They will also design their own label, and bottle up to 50 bottles of what will be a truly unique blended Scotch whisky to their own personal taste. 

Also up for grabs are Fujifilm cameras, trips to Kenya, the Greek Islands and Morocco’s Essaouira Music Festival. All winning images to be exhibited at Royal Geographical Society.

Judges this year include: Eamonn McCabe, Jason Hawkes, Ami Vitale, Steve Bloom, Nick Meers and Chris Weston.

Competition Categories

The portfolio categories challenge photographers to submit sets of four images that fit the category theme. The overall winner – the recipient of the Cutty Sark Award - is chosen from these categories. The categories are: People Watching, Wild Planet and Journeys.

The winners of the Judges’ award for Best Single Image in each of the three portfolio categories will receive a 24” exhibition print of their winning entry from Genesis Digital, together with a print of one of the fascinating historic images from the archive of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

To mark Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s 15th anniversary, the magazine is inviting photographers to submit a portfolio of six photographs illustrating the theme ‘Celebration’ for the Condé Nast Traveller Award.

The New Talent category is for photographic students and amateur or semi-professional photographers who want to turn pro and there's also a beginners' category with the theme 'First Shot - Big City'.

The single image categories challenge photographers to catch the judges’ eye with just one, really standout image and the theme of the One Shot category this year is Water. There's also a HD video category, to reflect the increasing usage of HD video in stills cameras.

The theme of this year’s Young Travel Photographer of the Year award is Places & Faces and young TPOTY entrants will also compete with New Talent entrants aged 25 or under for the Young Photographers Alliance Emerging Talent award.

How To Enter

Images can be submitted as prints or uploaded online, and HD video entries submitted on DVD by post. Entries close on 17 September 2012.

Entry fees start at £10 and Young TPOTY is free to enter. Full details of how to enter can be found on the TPOTY Website.

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