World Travel Photography Awards

Brought to you by JRNY Travel Magazine and Visit Mississippi

2024 competition now open

Enter now for a chance to win £2,000

Introducing the second annual World Travel Photography Awards brought to you by JRNY Travel Magazine in conjunction with Visit Mississippi — a travel photography competition with a difference!

We want to find the best travel photographers from all over the globe, no matter their status or location. The World Travel Photography Awards is a celebration of our beautiful world and photography. Spread over four key categories we hope to discover the greatest travel photos out there.

The World Travel Photography Awards is a one-of-a-kind free-to-enter competition, open to entrants of any level from around the world and offering cash prizes!

Why enter?

  • £2,500 worth of cash prizes
  • Plus other prizes
  • Free to enter
  • Open to amateurs or professionals
  • Not just for UK residents
  • You might be published in JRNY!


Travel photography requires a combination of technical skill, creativity, and cultural sensitivity to capture the essence of a location and its people. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, travel photography has the power to transport viewers to new and exciting destinations, sparking a sense of travel and adventure in all of us. Check out last year’s winners.

Here’s what we’re looking for in each of the four competition categories:


The earth is an incredibly beautiful place that we are lucky enough to experience. We want to see your take on our incredible and unique planet. Bring the location to life, leave viewers breathless and highlight the power of nature.


No great experience is complete without characters. Show us what makes people special; think about their environments and highlight their personalities. The judges should feel a connection to your subjects.


There is nothing quite like the vibrancy of a city to add to any great trip. Show us what makes a city special to you. From the calm cityscapes and quiet nighttime streets to the hustle and bustle of daily life in one of our metropolises.


The chance to witness extraordinary wildlife is one of the main reasons people travel. Wildlife doesn’t have to mean the big five in Africa, it could be a dormouse in the French countryside. Highlight the unique and glorious beauty of nature through your images.


Overall winner:
£2,000 cash prize

Overall runner-up:
£500 cash prize

Category winners: One-year digital subscription to JRNY

Plus, all winners receive a one-year free digital subscription to JRNY Travel Magazine


Rick Smolan
Sarah Lyndsay
Kav Dadfar
Jordan Banks
Jord Hammond
Diana Jarvis

Key dates

Competition open to entries

1st July 2024

Competition open to entries

Competition closed to entries

1st September 2024

Competition closed to entries

Judging takes place

1st September – 3rd October 2024

Judging takes place

The winners of the World Travel Photography Awards announced

31st October 2024

The winners of the World Travel Photography Awards announced

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