With so many excellent photographers within our ranks, here is a list of photography awards to mark in your diaries.
Compiled by Mark Daffey (photo also by Mark Daffey, who was a runner up in the ASTW Photographer of the Year award last year.
Rough Guides Travel Photography Competition
Entries for 2017 close at 23.59 (BST) on Monday 24 April. Email a maximum of five images to email@example.com
“We welcome everything from classic travel images taken oh-so-carefully using a tripod to shot-from-the-hip chance encounters snapped on your phone. And if you have any photos printed from film that you’d like to scan and submit (as JPEGs), go for it – the more variety the merrier. The most important thing is that the photograph has personality (which does not equal filters). We’re looking for images that are as unique to the person who took them as to the place they depict. And don’t forget that travel is all about human interaction – we’d love to see people in your images, but please make sure you have their permission.”
Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) Epson State Awards – Travel category
States open and close at different times during the year.
Expensive. And entries must be printed.
Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year
Entries opened January 13, 2017. Closed February 24, 2017 – keep checking websites for dates for 2018.
Entries must have been taken in the Aus/NZ/Pacific Islands region.
Up to 4 entries per category.
Images can’t be entered in more than one category.
Cost $38 first entry, $22 subsequent entries
Entries must have been taken within 7 years prior to the end of the competition period.
Proify – Travel Category
Entries open February 1, 2017. Close October 31, 2017
Can be taken any time.
Cost US$25 for first entry, then $22 (2 or more), $20 (3 or more), $18 (4 or more) per entry.
Smithsonian Magazine – Travel category
Entries opened March 22, 2016. Close November 30.
National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
Entries open April 1
Categories – Nature, Cities, People.
Entries must have been taken within 2 years of the entry date.
Cost US$15 per entry.
Leica Oskar Barnack Award
Entries open March 1. Close April 10.
ASTW Travel Photographer of the Year
Entries close April 30
ASTW Travel Photograph of the Year
Entries close April 30
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY)
Entries open May 12. Close October 1
3 Portfolio categories – 4 images entered
3 One Shot categories
No age limit on pics
Cost £15 per entry.
Australian Photography Awards
Entries open June 2017. Close September 2017
AMB Photography Awards (mountain biking)
Entries open June 1. Close August 25, 2017
Australian Professional Photography Awards – Travel Category
Entries open July 10, 2017. Close August 10, 2017-03-08 Cost $580 for up to 4 images.
World in Focus Travel Photography Contest
Entries close August 30, 2016
No timeframe for images.
Entries close October 31
Travel Photographer Society Awards
Entries open November 16, 2016. Close March 10, 2017
Cost US$12.50 per entry
Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year – Portfolio Category
Entries close December
Siena International Photo Award (SIPA)
Entries open December 15, 2016. Close February 25, 2017. Earlybird discounts January 8, 2017
Cost €15 for 3 entries.
Sony World Photography Awards
Entries close January 5, 2017 for 2016 entries.
Entries in Open category – up to 3 in total
Entries in Professional category – minimum 5, maximum 10 per category.
Entries must have been taken during the competition calendar year.
Entries for Professional category can be taken prior to that year as long as they are first published during that year.
Cost – FOC
International Photography Awards (IPA)
The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest
World Press Photo
Entries open December 1
Australian Photography magazine
Get Lost magazine
Great Walks magazine
International Traveller & Australian Traveller ‘Your Shot’ competition
Photo Review magazine