Robert Back was a runner-up last year with this photo of a boy in Madhya Pradesh, India / Robert Back

Your chance to enter the UK's biggest amateur travel photography competition

The Independent Traveller and Wanderlust magazine have once again teamed up to present the Travel Photo of the Year competition, with the winners getting the chance to see their shots printed in the Independent Traveller and Wanderlust, as well as receiving a photo commission to Papua New Guinea.

The prizes

There are four amateur categories: People, Wildlife, Landscape, and Travel Icons (shots of places, events and people that have iconic visual status in the world of travel). The winner of each category (plus a companion) will receive a photo commission courtesy of the Papua New Guinea Tourist Office (, with a brief to capture the volcanic mountains, steaming rainforest and tribal culture of this fascinating country. Runners-up in each category will receive fantastic photo kits, courtesy of Jessops (, the UK's leading photographic retailer.

In addition, a Portfolio category is open to amateurs and professionals, with a top prize of £3,000. In this category, entrants must assemble five eye-catching images, all themed to fit one of the four amateur categories.

The winning entries, plus a selection of shortlisted photographs, will also be exhibited at Destinations 2013, the holiday and travel show.

How to enter

For terms and conditions, see The closing date for entries is 18 October 2012.