Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) have announced the winners of the 2020 competition!
The winning images in the 2020 global Travel Photographer of the Year awards (TPOTY) present a fascinating view of life on our planet, at a time in which travel is so difficult – if not impossible – for so many of us. The COVID pandemic inevitably had an impact, with some entrants submitting images taken close to home during the lockdown, while others photographed countries in which they had unexpectedly found themselves stranded as temporary long-term residents.
The global spread of the awards – about to embark on their 19th year – can be seen in the fact that almost 25,000 images were submitted from photographers in 147 countries.
TPOTY 2020 – Overall Winner (Pictured):
Vladimir Alekseev became TPOTY’s first-ever Russian overall winner. Alekseev’s vibrant images are a glorious mixture of landscapes, wildlife and people, showcasing the diversity of skill possessed by the Russian photographer, and making him a very worthy recipient of the title Travel Photographer of the Year 2020.
Winning Single Images:
Each year there are many entries in the portfolio categories which don’t quite work as a portfolio. But within these portfolios there are some stunning individual images. In recognition of this the TPOTY judges award the Best Single Image in a Portfolio to a single outstanding image, not necessarily in one of the winning portfolios. These Judges’ Choice images are exhibited along with the other winning images in the TPOTY exhibitions.
We are thrilled to support the following single-image categories, the winners of which all receive a 24″ giclee exhibition quality print of their selected image printed by Genesis Imaging.
‘Landscapes & Earth Elements’
‘Nature, Sealife, Wildlife’
‘People of the World’
TPOTY 2020 Winners Exhibition
The winning shots from 2020’s TPOTY Competition will go on display in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London, in May and in other TPOTY exhibitions, including Chester Cathedral, during 2021, printed using our Direct to Media UV Printing service.
View the TPOTY Winners in Full: