The Travel Photographer of the Year awards were founded in 2003 by professional photographer Chris Coe and his partner Karen Coe, a PR and marketing consultant. There were very few other international photography competitions in those days, let alone travel photography ones.

They wanted to show that travel photography is much, much more than holiday snaps and pretty postcards. Travel photography encompasses a wide range of genres and subjects, from landscape to food, from architecture to people and from reportage to wildlife and so on. Travel photographers must be multi-skilled, able to make many types of images and work in all lights. TPOTY is run from an office in the Suffolk countryside (England). Each TPOTY receives amazing images from photographers around the world.

MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards – Prize Details

Between £250 and £4,000, professional cameras and lenses, voyages, RPS memberships.