There is still time for both professionals and amateurs to enter the 16th annual Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition. The winning images, plus a selection of shortlisted shots, will be printed in Wanderlust magazine and website, The Independent newspaper and will be showcased in a stunning exhibition at Destinations 2012. The selected images will be printed by PhotoBox.
The prizes in the five categories, four solely for amateur photographers, include £3,000 cash, photo commissions to Colombia and Nikon digital cameras.
Amateur Category - Win a trip to Colombia
The four winners of the Photo of the Year Amateur category will be sent on an incredible photographic commission to this exciting South American destination.
Photos entered into the Amateur category can be taken anywhere in the world, but must fit one of four categories: People, Wildlife, Landscape or Travel Icons. The Travel Icons category is designed to recognise shots of places, events and people that have achieved an iconic visual status in the world of travel.
There will be a winner for each of the four categories, each of which will be whisked away (along with a companion) to photogenic Colombia. Each runner-up will receive a Nikon D3100
camera worth £579, with the highly commended Amateur entries picking up a nifty Nikon Coolpix S9100
camera worth £299.
Portfolio Category - Win £3,000
The Portfolio category is open to both amateur and professional photographers, with a top prize of £3,000. Entrants to this category need to assemble a set of five eye-catching images, which together present an inspiring and unique insight into one of the four categories (People, Wildlife, Landscapes, Travel Icons). The top prize will be awarded to the portfolio that best tells a cohesive and spectacular story, while the lucky runner-up will walk away with a Nikon D3100
camera worth £579.
The closing date for entries is 21 October 2011. For more information please visit the Travel Photo Of The Year