First time hearing of TPOTY (Travel Photographer of the Year)? Mine too. Glad I did though. Incredible talent on display. Their site (www.tpoty.com) is well worth a visit.
A little info for you:
“The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is an international competition dedicated to the art of travel photography and encompasses all genres within this – people, landscapes, wildlife, cultures, architecture, history, food, places of interest, streetlife, reportage and more in a broad spectrum of styles from documentary to fine art.
Every year, photographers from all around the world, professional and amateur, are invited to take part in this popular and inspiring international competition designed to showcase the best in contemporary travel photography.
The competition has grown into one the world’s most prestigious photography awards, with participants from over 145 countries each year.
A unique selection is created every year by an international jury, to celebrate original contemporary work in travel photography. Thematic categories notably include People and their Stories, Landscapes & Adventure, Living World and One Shot: Icons of Travel.” Source: https://www.teo-exhibitions.com/touring-community/profile/tpoty/
Sampling of entries from past competitors compliments of this link:
Check out more photos from the annual competitions here: TOPTY