The annual Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) competition recently announced its winners and runners-up for 2020. Heading into its 19th year, there was a shift in the subject matter for the imagery received, this time around, due to the pandemic. Many entrants got more creative with being confined to their neighborhoods, while others made the best of being temporarily detained in other countries on account of sudden travel restrictions.
Almost 25,000 images were submitted from photographers in 147 countries. ‘This was my first time ever entering a contest so it was quite a surprise to take first place! I entered the photos to tell a little more about the stories behind the shots, I feel like my dedication for each image played a huge factor in the judges’ decision’ 17-year-old Ben Skaar, who won the Young Travel Photographer of the Year 15-18 category, tells DPReview.
Winning images will be displayed at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London starting in May before heading onto other destinations including Chester Cathedral and Sharjah. All winning images from TPOTY 2020 can be viewed here.