After weeks of sleepless nights and endless website testing, the TPOTY team can sit back and relax a little today, as the 2013 awards are now open for entry. You have until October 1st to submit your images or short film to us, and we can’t wait to see how you interpret the category briefs this year.
The prizes are as great as ever – this year’s Cutty Sark Award for the overall winner combines £5,000 in cash with a covetable whisky collection and a unique, personalised surfboard! Across various categories you’ll find a fantastic range of Fujifilm cameras to be won, including the X-Pro1, X100S, X20, HS50EXR and XP60, and we’d like to welcome two new travel sponsors this year: cazenove + loyd is offering an Inspired Journey in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and the walled city of Marrakech to the winner of the One Shot category – theme ‘Extraordinary’. And the winner of Monochromal, our first-ever black & white image portfolio category, will go to ‘Ansel Adams country’ – the Northern California Triangle – with a trip organised by the Yosemite/Mariposa Co. Tourism Bureau.
Genesis Imaging and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are offering beautiful prints as prizes again this year, while Plastic Sandwich (who have supported us since the awards began in 2003) have their gorgeous leather portfolios or iFolios for four of our prizewinners. And there’s tuition from Photo Iconic to be won – including a very special day with Eamonn McCabe.
If you’re a young photographer, check out the Young TPOTY prizes this year – and start thinking about how you’ll capture this Crowded Planet in images.
2013 is TPOTY’s 10th birthday, and we’ll have some surprises in store for you this year, so watch this space for news in the coming weeks! But in the meantime, check out the categories and prizes for TPOTY 2013 and start planning your entry!