Travel Award - color photograph of people crossing river in Pakistan by Jørgen Johanson

Travel Award Editors' Picks of August 2020

“People Don’t Take Trips… Trips Take People” – John Steinbeck

Following the results of the 2020 Travel photography award, judged by National Geographic photographer Matthieu Paley, the editorial team is sharing some of the competition entries that didn’t make it to the final selection round but showed a magnificent set of skills and made a strong impression.

From vivid street scenes to breathtaking natural landscapes and pre-pandemic adventures to recent domestic getaways, we received submissions from all corners of the planet and although we couldn’t give an award to every entrant, we are honored to share some of the many talented photographers whose images struck us and are well worthy of exposure.

Travel comes in many forms and this incredible range of stunning and inspiring works stands as a testimony – Thanks again to all of you for taking part in the award and sharing with us such beautiful images!

Congratulations to all selected artists: Eamon Al-Hato, Stephen Taylor, Andreas Kremer, Maricruz Sainz de Aja, Andrea Illan, Niall Chang, Ian Corless, Jørgen Johanson, SheriBelle Karper, Andrea Lillus, Shirren Lim, Andrea Peruzzi, Carlos Leal, Tom Tautz, Patrick Luchsinger,

Monthly Photo Contest

color photo of a boy in a train in India by Jose Carpintero
© Jose Carpintero

2022 Travel AWARD Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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