Do you have what it takes to come out on top?

By Travel + Leisure and Travel + Leisure Staff
October 25, 2016
T+L Photo Contest Breakdown
Credit: William Abranowicz

We're on the lookout for the planet's next great travel photographer and we want to see your best travel photos. From October 24th until November 14th, we're inviting you to submit your work for a chance to win a number of amazing prizes. Here's how it works:


  • October 24: Open call for entries begins
  • November 14: Open call closes
  • December 6: Finalists announced and voting on finalist photos begins
  • December 13: Voting for finalist photos closes
  • December 15: Winner is announced

Round 1: Open Call

For the first three weeks of this contest (October 24th through November 14th), we invite all photographers to enter their photos. You can do this by visiting our on-site photo uploader.

The Categories

The open call will consists of six different categories:

You can enter your photos in any category, and you are able to enter as many photos as you would like. There is no limit to how many photos one person may enter.

Round 2: Finalist Challenge

Nine finalists will be revealed on December 6th, 2016. Each will be asked to create a short video sharing how they captured their winning photo and the story behind it. Their photos and videos will be judged by a panel consisting of T+L editors. You will have the chance to vote for your favorite finalist photo through December 13th and help decide who becomes the winner. The winner will be announced on December 15th.

The Prizes

The nine finalists will receive a pair of Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones. The grand prize winner will have their work featured in Travel + Leisure and will win a seven-day T+L Journey to Colombia, including airfare, luxurious accommodations, activities, and $500 to spend on your trip (souvenirs, anyone?). You can read more about the trip here.

Ready to submit your photos? Enter here!