Make it snappy: Nikon cameras are among the prizes

The competition seeks out spellbinding photos from every corner of the globe

With opportunities for amateurs and pros alike, the UK's biggest and best travel photo competition is on the lookout for entries again. In 2014, the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year competition – in association with The Independent – received thousands of submissions, many of which inspired and moved our team of judges.

The competition seeks out spellbinding photos from every corner of the globe. The winning pictures will be printed in these pages and Wanderlust magazine, as well as being showcased in an exhibition at Destinations 2016, the UK's top holiday and travel show.

The four winners of our Amateur competition will have the opportunity of a lifetime – a Wanderlust photo commission to Western Australia, thanks to Tourism Western Australia – while the winner of our Portfolio contest receives £3,000.

Amateur Category: photos can be taken anywhere in the world, but must be a travel image (not your cat or your back garden!) and fit one of the four categories: People, Wildlife, Landscape or Travel Icons. The Travel Icons category is for pictures of people, places or events that have achieved landmark status in the travel world.

Portfolio Category: can you create a series of shots that tells a story – of a vibrant festival, a wildlife phenomena, a culture undergoing change? The Portfolio competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers who should enter five eye-catching shots, all of which are remarkable in their own right but when blended together, tell a tantalising tale. Like the Amateur competition, entries in the Portfolio competition must fit into one of our four categories. 

Runners Up and Highly Recommended entrants will win amazing Nikon cameras (nikon.co.uk).

For full terms and conditions, see travelphotooftheyear.co.uk or the October issue of Wanderlust, on sale now. The closing entry date is 31 October 2015.

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