World Travel Photography Awards 2023 – Winners!

Brought to you by JRNY Travel Magazine and Wild Frontiers

2024 competition launching soon

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the first annual World Travel Photography Awards brought to you by JRNY Travel Magazine in conjunction with Wild Frontiers!

We launched this competition because 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. Here are the final results for 2023 – congratulations to you all!

Grand Winner – Haikun Liang

Overall Runner-up and Wildlife Winner – Bambang Wirawan


The earth is an incredibly beautiful place that we are lucky enough to experience. We wanted to see your take on our incredible and unique planet. The winners and shortlisted photographers brought the location to life, left viewers breathless and highlighted the awesome power of nature.

Category Winner – Joseph Anthony

Category Runner-up – Giovani Cordioli

Thong Nguyen (Highly Commended)

Alex Harford (Highly Commended)


Jeet Khagram

Lisa Vaz

Stanley Aryanto

Yanrong Guo

Jonas Hangartner

Jeet Khagram


There is nothing quite like the vibrancy of a city to add to any great trip. The winners and shortlisted photographers showed us what makes a city special to them, from the calm cityscapes and quiet nighttime streets to the hustle and bustle of daily life in one of our metropolises.

Category Winner – Laurent Nilles

Category Runner-up – Rabin Chakrabarti

Nurlan Tahirli (Highly Commended)

Azmir Khan Ronnie (Highly Commended)

Syed Mahabubul Kader (Highly Commended)


Yavuz Sariyildiz

Alex Wides

Debdatta Chakraborty

Josh Akers

Francisco Saraiva

Mehdi Nazeri

Pasquale Battaglia


The chance to witness 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. Our winners and shortlisted photographers highlighted the glorious beauty of nature through these images:

Category Winner – Bambang Wirawan

Category Runner-up – Harry Skeggs

Anup Shah (Highly Commended)

David Fairs (Highly Commended)

Lalith Ekanayake (Highly Commended)

Jan-Joost Snijders


Harry Skeggs

Wesley Kristopher

Stephen Payce

Li Wan

Naziour Shamim

Jan-Joost Snijders

Nick Dale


No great experience is complete without characters. The winners and shortlisted images showed us what makes people special and celebrated their environments and personalities. The judges felt best connected to these subjects:

Category Winner – Sanchayan Chowdhury

Category Runner-up – Meriç Aktar

Yanrong Guo (Highly Commended)

Billy Dinh (Highly Commended)


Zay Yar Lin

Mehrdad Vahed Yousefabad

Lipi Ahmad

Quan Nguyen Ho

Leo Huang

Gerdie Hutomo

Gerdie Hutomo

Aimin Chen

Phu Khanh Bui

Thanks once again to everyone who entered the first annual World Travel Photography Awards! Congratulations to our winners, highly commended and shortlisted photographers and huge thanks to our sponsors, Wild Frontiers.

We will be back next year for the 2024 JRNY Magazine World Travel Photography Awards