The 2009 Travel Photographer of the Year photo contest in the UK is now open for entries. The contest is open to all photographers, amateur and professional of all ages from any country.
There are 8 categories:
- Travel Photographer of the Year — for all photographers aged 17 years and over.
- New Talent — for photographic students, amateur or semi-professional photographers.
- First Shot category — for amateur photographers only.
- One Shot category — for all photographers aged 17 years and over depicting the color, passion and excitement of festivals, fiestas and celebrations.
- Young Travel Photographer of the Year — for photographers aged 16 and under.
- People of the World Portfolio
- Natural Wonders Portfolio
- Homeland Portfolio
Prizes include a 26â€ NEC Spectra View monitor, an Apple MacBook Pro with Aperture 2 software, Wacom Cintiq 12WX interactive pen display and new Intuos4 pen tablets, Adobe CS4 Web Premium, Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom software, a total of Â£1,000 to spend with Jacobs Digital Photo & Video, Plastic Sandwich leather portfolio books, HARMAN PHOTO and ILFORD PHOTO paper, prints and darkroom products, LEE filters, Lexar CF cards and card readers, Photo Iconic photo courses, and Â£300 to spend with Linhof Studio.
Entry fees start at Â£10 (about $15 US); entry to Young TPOTY is free. Deadline for submission of entries is on September 22, 2009.