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Top travels TPOTY celebrates its 20th year in 2022 and entries are invited for its upcoming contest

Images of South Downs National Park are eligible for competition Stunning shots sought

won, with the runner-up getting £150 and third place £75. Also included are best mobile photo and two youth categories. For more details and to download an entry form,

The theme for this year’s South Downs National Park photo contest is Near and Far. Judges are looking for images that capture size, scale and majesty. There’s a first prize of £250 to be

please visit the website. Entry will close on 31 October 2022.

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Travel Photographer of the Year is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages, wherever they are based, with four categories: Cultures; Desert to Rainforests; Green Planet, Blue Planet; and The Art of Monochrome. For single images, there is Creative Travel, Mark of Mankind and Water. Young TPOTY is for image makers aged 18 and under. The overall winner submits the best eight images across the four categories. Entry begins at £10, with discounts for early entry, starting with 40% off

Celebrate the gripping medieval history of the Welsh Marches Border tales The Mortimer History Society has launched its first amateur photo contest. It focuses on the Welsh Marches bordering England and Wales, and will celebrate the medieval history of the area. The theme is open to interpretation, but the landscapes, cities and churches have real potential. There’s geographical scope, too, from the coast of north-east Wales down the Severn Estuary and along to Pembrokeshire. Judges will select the 12 best images for the society’s 2024 calendar, while one overall winner receives a £100 cash prize. The closing date is 28 October 2022 and entries from around the UK are welcome. Entry forms and details are on the website.

The art of light Winners for Light – the latest monthly category in the WildArt POTY contest – have recently been unveiled

until 31 May. Young TPOTY is free. Go to the website to enter; the closing date is 25 October 2022.

There are ten monthly rounds in WildArt POTY 2022, and four photographers from each (gold, silver, bronze and founder’s choice winners) go through to the grand final, where one photographer will win £3000 in cash and a pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars worth over £2300. The winner of the Light round was Boldizsár Szucs from Hungary. His image titled Angel features the European bee-eater. “I’ve been photographing bee-eaters on the border of a neighbouring village for ages,” he says. “This year, I noticed a place to photograph them against a

black background in the light of the rising sun. I tried for weeks before getting the dream image.” Visit the website for the month’s winning entries and details of all upcoming themes.

Food for thought The winners of the Pink Lady Food POTY have been announced

Sony World Photography Awards 2022 recognise professionals and amateurs A truly global collection

kit. For his overall win, Ferguson gets $25,000 and a range of Sony gear. The Open contest is for single images; a winner was chosen from the ten category victors. The UK’s Scott Wilson was awarded Open Photographer of the Year 2022 – he gets $5000 and Sony equipment. A virtual display is on the website. exhibition2022

The World Photography Organisation released winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022, with the results of professional categories, open, student and youth contests. Photographer of the Year was won by Adam Ferguson of Australia for his black & white images of migrants in Mexico. The ten winning photographers in the professional competition receive Sony imaging

Chowk, a street in Srinagar that transforms into a food hub at night. An exhibition of 2022 finalists at the Royal Photographic Society HQ in Bristol will run from 20 November to 12 December 2022. Entry is free. Enjoy the online gallery of 2022 finalists on the website. pinkladyfoodphotographer

Thousands of images were entered from over 60 countries into the Pink Lady Food POTY 2022. Victors were announced by chef and TV presenter Monica Galetti in a livestreamed event on the YouTube channel. Debdatta Chakraborty was overall winner for his image Kebabiyana. The shot, which won in the Street Food class, was taken on Khayam

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