Call for entries: National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2021 now open




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National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s Photography Competition 2021 is open for entries.

Seeking to highlight the best in travel photography, this prestigious annual competition, celebrating its 10th year and sponsored by Nikon, is open to entrants from across the UK and Ireland. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit travel images taken during the past year in any of six categories.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “Last year, our readers entered in their thousands. Our panel of expert judges was impressed with the richness of compositions, the variety of technology used — from DSLR cameras to drones and mobile phones — and the breadth of destinations represented.


“This year, we’re encouraging readers to enter their photography regardless of whether they ventured overseas in 2020 or not — adventures, we believe, are as readily available on our doorsteps as they are abroad. We’ve also introduced a new category: Food and Travel. Food sits at the heart of any authentic travel experience, and we look forward to seeing the ways in which entrants interpret the criteria.”

Julian Harvie, head of marketing for Nikon Northern Europe, said: “Nikon is delighted to be supporting the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2021. As a brand that empowers photographers to realise their creative vision around the world, we’re proud to be working with such an iconic magazine to inspire readers to frame our precious planet with original and imaginative perspective.”

One grand prize winner will win a Nikon Z 6II camera and 24-70 f/4 lens, plus a four-night northern lights tour of Swedish Lapland courtesy of Discover the World. Five further category winners will receive a Nikon D3500 SLR camera and AF-P 18-55mm VR lens. Selected entrants will also be included as part of a national press and media campaign and featured on


Entrants can submit travel imagery in any of six categories: Food & travel, Urban environments, People, Landscape, Wildlife and Portfolio. Full descriptions of the categories and detailed entry criteria is available online, along with a digital platform through which entries can be submitted.

Entries should be submitted before midnight on 4 July 2021. The winners will be announced in early October and will be published in the November 2021 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK).

The judging panel, featuring high-profile photographers, brand ambassadors and photography editors, will be announced in June.

Enter here.

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