Travel Photo Awards $1000 Summer Contest

We want to see your summer in action! Submit now for a chance at $1000


Summer. Is there any better time? We want the best and brightest pictures from your summer. Show us where you’ve been and what you’ve seen. No limitations on content other than we want to see pictures that embody the joy, the endlessness, and the beauty of summer. Selected by the TPA editorial staff, the winning photographer will receive $1000 and a feature online. Our runner-up receives $500 and will also be featured. All our favorite photos will be shared, but there can only be one winner. What does your summer look like?


$1000 Cash to Winner


Worldwide. Over 18 yrs.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Full Rules Seen at

Submission categories
Travel Photo Awards submission categories (Hereafter ‘Awards’), encompassing both the monthly themed single-photo or series photo competitions, is open to both amateur and professional photographers (hereafter ‘Entrants’) aged 18 years and over (or of the age of majority in jurisdictions in their respective country), and from all over the world. Entrants must not be an employee, officer or agent of Travel Photo Awards, nor an employee, officer or agent of any person or organization involved in the running or judging of the Award, nor a family relation of any such person.

The applicable costs for entering the Award are set out on the website, and the prizes shall be as specified on the website.

There is no maximum number of entries to the Award per person.

The monthly themed competitions and shall close for entries at the time and on the date specified on the website.

Usage and rights
Travel Photo Awards respects the rights of Entrants and does not claim copyright for the photographs submitted to the Award. Entrants retain full copyright in submitted photographs.

In addition, the moral rights of Entrants are respected. Whenever their work is published by Travel Photo Awards (and partners) they will be credited. Failure to publish a credit due to error or oversight shall not be deemed a breach of this condition. Travel Photo Awards will seek to correct any errors or oversights when notified.

By entering the Award, Entrants warrant to Travel Photo Awards that you created your competition entries, that you are the author of your work, you own all of the copyright in those entries, that it does not include trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any other third person or entity and that the use by Travel Photo Awards of the entries in accordance with these terms and conditions will not infringe any person’s intellectual property rights or other legal rights. You must not submit to the award any material that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

You will be responsible for any claim made by any third party in respect of your entry and to fully indemnify Travel Photo Awards and its sponsors in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing. Travel Photo Awards reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that does not comply with any of the above, even after the entry is submitted on the competition website.

By entering the Award, Entrant agrees that any work you submit may be used by Travel Photo Awards (and partners) solely for purposes in connection with the Award or future Awards, and any successor website and no other purpose. These uses include:

Judging the competition
Displaying entries on the Travel Photo Awards website and social media outlets, and those of its partners
Displaying the entries at any gallery exhibitions
Displaying the entries in a book, magazine or exhibition catalogue related to Travel Photo Awards, or similar
Using the entries on posters, adverts or postcards to promote the award
Cropping and re-sizing the work as necessary to fit pre-defined formats to promote the award and any related exhibitions
Sub-licensing the entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest (the Entrant will be notified of such reproductions prior to publication, and have the right to refuse)
Inclusion within any materials promoting the Award or any exhibition organized by Travel Photo Awards
You hereby grant Travel Photo Awards a non-exclusive, royalty-free license in each entry throughout the world in all media for the uses described above for three years following the date of announcement of the winners.

You acknowledge your responsibility for protecting your entry against misuse by third parties, through means such as the embedding of metadata. Travel Photo Awards (and its partners) can assume no responsibility and is not liable for any misuse of your work by third parties.

Any reproduction of entries outside of the uses listed above will occur only after receiving the Entrant’s express permission. The Entrant will be contacted and given the opportunity to negotiate any such usage with the parties concerned independently of the Award.

Travel Photo Awards uses the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While Travel Photo Awards guarantees that photographers will be fully credited when posting images on social media and through any of the other channels listed above, Travel Photo Awards cannot guarantee that others who copy or repost images will do the same.

Upon each Award closing date, Travel Photo Awards’s editors will screen entries and decide among editorial staff, or submit selected entries to the judge for his or her review (if a judge is determining winners for the Award). Editorial staff or judge will then select the shortlist and Prize entries based on the photographic skill, artistic sensibilities, emotion, impact and originality. The decisions of the staff or judge are final.

Images submitted will be treated anonymously throughout the entire process to ensure total fairness. The editorial staff or judge will have sole discretion of his or her selection and attempting to contact any judge directly in order to influence them will result in disqualification of the Entrant.

Travel Photo Awards aims to announce the shortlist and winners for each contest within sixty days of the submission close date. The winners and shortlisted photographers will be notified by email and published on the Travel Photo Awards website and associated social media. Winners are accountable for any fees associated with the award acceptance, such as any applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes.

If a competition Entrant does not meet the eligibility requirements or is subject to any entry restrictions, that Entrant shall not be entitled to be adjudged a winner, and will not be entitled to a prize in any circumstances.

Image specification
Entrant’s images should be sized under 2mb and in .jpg or .png format.

Images should be named with your full name and the theme you wish to enter. For example:

If images have individual titles, these can be included in the description / statement box during the upload process.

Right to cancel
Travel Photo Awards reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Award at its own discretion if not capable of continuing as planned for any reason that is beyond its control. If the Award is cancelled in a particular month, Travel Photo Awards will refund the entry fees for all Entrants of that month and will not reserve the right to use any of the submitted photographs.

Travel Photo Awards does not provide refunds for photography withdrawn before or after the close of an Award. Travel Photo Awards does provide refunds for software errors and duplicate submissions. Uploading the wrong photo does not warrant a refund, but Entrant will have the opportunity to edit their submission with the correct photo.

Modification of competition rules
Travel Photo Awards reserves the right to change the competition rules. Entrants whom the changes affect will be notified by email.

Legal responsibility
Travel Photo Awards will take no responsibility for the repercussions of any photograph submitted to the Award, nor any liabilities incurred by the Entrants while participating in the Award.


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