Travel Photographer of the Year 2016: Finalists

Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2015 Winner. Image © Chase Guttman, USA (age 18)

Overall Winner - Travel Photographer of the Year 2015. Image © Marsel van Oosten (Netherlands).

Overall Winner - Travel Photographer of the Year 2015. Image © Marsel van Oosten (Netherlands).

Commended, 'Water' category 2015. Image © Joel Santos (Portugal)

New Talent: Winner, 'Street Culture' category 2015. Image © Zhu Jingyi (China)

Winner, 'Nature & Environment' category 2015. Image © James Morgan (UK)

Highly Commended, 'A Moment in Light' category 2015. Image © Tim Taylor (UK)

Highly Commended, 'Faces, People, Encounters' category 2015. Image © Sue O’Connell, UK

Special Mention, 'Faces, People, Encounters' category 2015. Image © Rafal Ziejewski (Poland)

Special Mention, 'Faces, People, Encounters' category 2015. Image © Ly Hoang Long (Vietnam).

From many thousands of images entered in this year’s competition, Travel Photographer of the Year announces the photographers from 45 countries that have reached the final phase of judging in the 2016 competition.

The TPOTY 2016 sponsors  (of which, Genesis are delighted to be one of) are providing a range of prizes for the awards and the winning photographers will see their work displayed at TPOTY exhibitions  – including one at the University of Greenwich in London’s Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The overall winner – the Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 – will be chosen from all entrants who submit at least two portfolios. In addition to receiving the international exposure that comes with winning TPOTY. Entrants submitting two or more portfolios in any of these categories will also automatically be eligible for overall top prize and the title of Travel Photographer of the Year 2016. The winner of the Best Single Image award in each portfolio category receives a Giclée Fine Art exhibition print from Genesis Imaging.

The following photographers have been shortlisted in the 2016 awards:

Mankind

Portfolio

Timothy Allen

UK

Nick Ng

Malaysia

Mohammad Ashkanani

Kuwait

Kamil Nureev

Russia

Hugo Bes

Netherlands

Sue O’Connell

UK

Stephanie Buret

Switzerland

Hidetoshi Ogata

Japan

Liduan Chen

China

Carolina Paltrinieri

Italy

Ruiyan Chen

China

Mirko Pieruccioni

Italy

Edgard De Bono

Italy

Christopher Roche

Ireland

Adriaan Devillé

Belgium

Joel Santos

Portugal

Jia Dong

China

Sanghamitra Sarkar

India

Xiaolin Dong

China

Md. Khalid Shawon

Bangladesh

Dan Giannopoulos

UK

Marsel Van Oosten

Netherlands

Daniel Haeker

Germany

Oded Wagenstein

Israel

Philip Lee Harvey

UK

Jeremy Woodhouse

UK

Weihua Huang

China

Jiansong Yan

China

Bartlomiej Jurecki

Poland

Chunxin Ye

China

Thomas Kokta

Germany

Robin Yong

Malaysia

Panos Laskarakis

Greece

Tariq Zaidi

UK

Changming Liu

China

Lin Zeng

China

Hoang Long Ly

Vietnam

Kui Zhang

China

Karen Morris-Lainz

UK

Mankind

Best Single Image in a Portfolio

(additional to above)

Stuart Butler

UK

Jacob Maentz

USA

Duane Bridger

Australia

Michele Martinelli

Italy

Jordi Cohen

Spain

Kellie Netherwood

Australia

Giampero D’Antonio

Italy

Zitiong Pan

China

Luke David

Australia

Sreesailam Pasupula

India

Craig Easton

UK

Sergey Pesterev

Russia

Jeremy Flint

UK

Tanveer Hassan Rohan

Bangladesh

Eduard Genserek

Slovakia

Olivia Rutherford

UK

Christo Geoghegan

UK

Anders Ryman

Sweden

James Gradwell

South Africa

Juanjuan Shen

China

Ryan Green

Ireland

Marina Spironetti

Italy

Adrian Guerin

Australia

Oliver Stegmann

Switzerland

Weiguo Hu

China

Magdalena Strakova

Czech Republic

Yana Hu

China

Ricardo Stuckert

Brazil

Daize Jiang

China

Marco Urso

Italy

Matjaz Krivic

Slovenia

Xuejun Xia

China

Ravikanth Kurma

India

Zhuo Zhang

China

Jianping Li

China

Land, Sea, Sky

Portfolio

Dana Allen

USA

Ajit Menon

India

Christian Aslund

Sweden

Graham Niven

UK

Barbara Dall’Angelo

Italy

Ignacio Palacios

Spain/Australia

Sandra Bartocha

Germany

Sergey Pesterev

Russia

Sebastien Beun

Belgium

Ian Plant

USA

Theo Bosboom

Netherlands

Matt Porteous

UK

Tanja Demarmels

Switzerland

Joel Santos

Portugal

Craig Easton

UK

Martin Siering

Germany

Jeremy Flint

UK

Margaret Soraya

UK

Stephan Fürnrohr

Germany

Terry Steeley

UK

Andrew Holliman

UK

Gunar Streu

Germany

Thomas Kokta

Germany

Ron Tear

UK

Nick Kontostavlakis

Greece

Tom Vocelka

Czech Republic

Judith Kuhn

Germany

Stefan Weise

Germany

Martyn Lucas

UK

David Wrangborg

Sweden

Jacob Maentz

USA

Land, Sea, Sky

Best Single Image in a Portfolio

(additional to above)

Roberto Alessandrini

Italy

Thomas Kokta

Germany

Loulou Beavers

USA

Nick Lauvrys

Belgium

Tim Bird

UK/Finland

Jianping Li

China

Lisa Michele Burns

Australia

Jeffry Lim

Malaysia

Dominic Byrne

Ireland

Larry Louie

Canada

Claudio Cantadori

Italy

Sergey Lukankin

Russia

Stuart Chape

Australia

Ben McRae

Australia

Liduan Chen

China

Glenn Miles

UK

Theresa Clemitson

Australia

Kellie Netherwood

Australia

Stefano Coltelli

Italy

Youguo Shen

China

Matthew Gillooley

USA

Paul Francis Thuysbaert

UK

Guangmin He

China

Xiadong Tong

China

Jianming Huang

China

Gregory Whitton

UK

Journeys & Adventures

Portfolio

Dana Allen

USA

Victor Lima

Brazil

Timothy Allen

UK

Francisco Lisci

Mexico

Siang Lee Ang

Singapore

Chiangming Liu

China

Tim Bird

UK/Finland

Yongping Lou

China

Stuart Butler

UK

Ly Hoang Long

Vietnam

Camille Delbos

France

Brook Mitchell

Australia

Songge Cui

China

Beniamino Pisati

Italy

Tanja Demarmels

Switzerland

Andrew Robertson

UK

Philip Field

UK

Jakub Rybicki

Poland

Stephan Fürnrohr

Germany

Lluis Salvado

Spain

Paola Gabrielli

Italy

Juanjuan Shen

China

Johnny Haglund

Norway

Martin Siering

Germany

Matjaz Krivic

Slovenia

Ben Tibbetts

UK

Nick Lauvrys

Belgium

Matthew Williams-Ellis

UK

Jino Lee

Singapore

Zhuo Zhang

China

Jianping Li

China

Min Zhou

China

Huizhen Liang

China

Journeys & Adventures

Best Single Image in a Portfolio

(additional to above)

Matjaz Corel

Slovenia

Tsang Ju Liu

China

Barbara Dall’Angelo

Italy

Kajan Madrasmail

Singapore

Luke Duggleby

UK

Kirsten Quist

Canada

Jason Edwards

Australia

Terry Steeley

UK

Siu King Lau

Hong Kong

Shenhua Yang

China

Places & Experiences

Young Travel Photographer of the Year portfolio

15 to 18 years old

Zijie Gong

China

Courtney Moore

USA

Malte Hermansen

Denmark

Grace Musser

USA

Samuel Hodgson

Guernsey

David Rosenzweig

USA

Ziyang Huang

China

Billie Sunshine

UK

Angelique Kyriazis

Australia

Matthew Wilkins

USA

Lukas Moesch

Switzerland

Places & Experiences

Young Travel Photographer of the Year portfolio

14 years old & under

Darpan Basak

India

Hugo Berman

France

Anna Christensen

New Zealand

Ankit Kumar

India

Juli Christensen

New Zealand

Maddie Nolan

USA

Lisa Gehrig

Switzerland

Michael Theodric

Indonesia

Wildlife & Nature

One Shot – single image category

Kyle Adler

USA

Anette Mossbacher

Germany

John Alexander

UK

Frederic Mottier

Switzerland

Miquel Angel Arts Illana

Spain

Mateusz Piesiak

Poland

Isabelle Bacher

Austria

Gary Pullar

Australia

Shuzhen Bai

China

Kevin Purohit

UK

Massimiliano Bencivenni

Italy

Jens Rosbach

Germany

Natalie Burton

UK

Rudi Sebastian

Germany

Stuart Butler

UK

Johan Siggesson

Sweden

Stefano Coltelli

Italy

Terry Steeley

UK

Salvador Colve

Spain

Laura Storm

UK

Peter Delaney

China

Magdalena Strakova

Czech Republic

Jason Edwards

Australia

Suzie Tanser

UK

Morkel Erasmus

South Africa

Ron Tear

UK

Lili Gao

China

Deliang Tong

China

Daisy Gilardini

Switzerland

Marco Urso

Italy

Ryan Green

Ireland

Markus Van Hauten

Germany

Michael Hoare

UK

Rob Whittaker

UK

Joshua Holko

Australia

Gregory Whitton

UK

Weiguo Hu

China

David Wrangborg

Sweden

Andrea Izzotti

Italy

Matthew Williams-Ellis

UK

Shengfu Jiao

China

Dong Xia

China

Thomas Kokta

Germany

Ningtai Yu

China

Uli Kunz

Germany

Alastair Zammit

Malta

Eric Madeja

Switzerland

Xiaomeng Zhang

China

Luke Massey

UK

Min Zhou

China

Mark Mol

Australia

Shaped by Light

One Shot – single image category

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Nigeria

Alessio Mesiano

Italy

Robin Ball

UK

Brook Mitchell

Australia

Barbara Dall’Angelo

Italy

Lukas Moesch

Switzerland

Stephanie Buret

Switzerland

Karen Morris-Lainz

Germany

Jubert Cate

Philipines

Shereen Ng

Singapore

Stuart Chape

Australia

Kasia Nowak

Poland

Ruiyuan Chen

China

Hidetoshi Ogata

Japan

Songge Cui

China

Ivan Pedretti

Italy

Peter Delaney

Ireland

Sergey Pesterev

Russia

Tanja Demarmels

Switzerland

Yevhen Samuchenko

Ukraine

Dominique Dubied

Switzerland

Yu Shen

China

Jason Edwards

Australia

Doug Steakley

USA

Felicia Simion

Romania

Terry Steeley

UK

Jeremy Flint

UK

Magdalena Strakova

Czech Republic

Daisy Gilardini

Switzerland

Achmad Mikami Sumawijaya

Indonesia

Piotr Grochala

Poland

Barry Tweed-Rycroft

UK

Weiguo Hu

China

Marco Urso

Italy

Andrea Izzotti

Italy

Martin Waltz

Germany

Antwan Janssen

Netherlands

Stefan Weise

Germany

Thomas Kokta

Germany

Jeremy Woodhouse

UK

Ales Krivec

Slovenia

Liming Yang

China

Uli Kunz

Germany

Hongbing Ye

China

Yan Li

China

Biran Zhao

China

Minqiang Lu

China

Jianyong Zhou

China

Marina Malikova

Russia

Shizhong Zhou

China

Cities – Architecture & Spaces

One Shot – single image category

Lola Akinmade Akerstrom

Nigeria

Peter Murrell

UK

Mohammad Ashkanani

Kuwait

Kasia Nowak

Poland

Neil Buchan-Grant

UK

Sue O’Connell

UK

Stephanie Buret

Switzerland

Ignacio Palacios

Spain/Australia

Tony Burns

UK

Michele Palazzo

Italy

Dominic Byrne

Ireland

Matt Parry

UK

Yi-Tsung Chang

China

Mariusz Poniatowski

Poland

Martin Child

UK

Kevin Purohit

UK

Xiaolian Dong

China

Yee Khuan Quek

Singapore

Stephan Fürnrohr

Germany

Yvan Rochat

Switzerland

Johnny Haglund

Norway

Simon-James Smith

UK

Simon Hathaway

UK

Tracy Smith

UK

Toby Hawkes

New Zealand

Mauro Spanu

Italy

Weiguo Hu

China

Magdalena Strakova

Czech Republic

Zhiwen Huang

China

Kjersti Sundland

Norway

Catherine Illsley

UK

Dorn Talmi

Israel

Jorgen Johanson

Norway

Oscar Tarneberg

UK

Maja Kaminska

Poland

Richard Taylor

UK

Christopher Kennedy

UK

Pia Vachha

Netherlands

Thomas Kokta

Germany

Fengkui Wang

China

Slawek Kozdras

Poland

Jianjun Wang

China

Wenpeng Lu

China

Matthew Williams-Ellis

UK

Oleg Mastruko

Croatia

James Woodend

UK

Barry Mayes

UK

Xiejun Xia

China

Giulio Mazzarini

Italy

Weihua Xu

China

Matthew McCormack

UK

Hongbing Ye

China

Christopher McLeod

UK

Du Yi

China

Neville Morgan

UK

Binxing Zhu

China

Eye to Eye

New Talent Portfolio

Sebastien Beun

Belgium

Yan Li

China

Duane Bridger

Australia

Massimo Lanteri

Italy

Stephanie Buret

Switzerland

Sue O’Connell

UK

Alison Cahill

UK

Matthieu Rivart

France

Junje Chen

China

Jianlong Xu

China

Xiaolan Dong

China

Jingsong Yan

China

Chris Eley

UK

Hongbing Ye

China

David Fletcher

UK

Weihong Ye

China

Frederic Fouchet

France

Robing Yong

Malaysia

Raimondo Norberto Giamberduca

Italy

Nicola Young

UK

Yana Hu

China

Zhuo Zhang

China

Travel Shorts

HD Video Award

Daisy Gilardini

Switzerland

Tommaso Maiocchi

Germany

Simon Hathaway

UK

Lorne Resnick

Canada

Wibke Helfrich

Germany

Olivia Rutherford

UK

Anthony Lau

Hong Kong

Lucas Veuve

Switzerland

iTravelled, iCaptured

Smart Shot Award

 

Timothy Allen

UK

Thomas Kokta

Germany

Britta Baumann

Germany

Slawek Kozdras

Poland

Mark Challinor

UK

Ryan Li

UK

Suwandi Chandra

Indonesia

Barry Mayes

UK

Jo Cope

UK

Kai Yuan Mui

Singapore

Lewis Day

UK

Ekaterina Pavlova

Russia

Pier Luigi Dodi

Italy

Marina Spironetti

Italy

Frederic Fouchet

France

Ralph Velasco

USA

Jing Guo

China

Nicola Young

UK

Simon Hathaway

UK

Tianming Zhang

China

The results of this year’s competition will be announced on 14th December 2016. Best of luck to all shortlisted!

 The final round of judging requires entrants to submit prints. All notified, shortlisted entrants are asked to provide prints by 20th November 2016. As a long-term partner with TPOTY, finalists can order prints for the final round of judging with a 50% discount on their order.

Travel Photographer of the Year Finalists 2016 – Prints:

Below is the specification for those in the final stages of this year’s awards:

Prints are not to be larger than 30cm (12″) along the longest side. There is no requirement for prints to be 12″ at the longest size, so smaller than A4 is also acceptable.

Paper choice is not specified for the awards.

Please upload print-ready high-resolution files for printing. In addition, the high-res and raw files should be sent to TPOTY directly.

Upload your files here.

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