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TPOTY Website


Travel Photographer Of The Year


Website Design


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The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is a prestigious annual photographic competition that was founded in 2003 by professional photographer Chris Coe and his partner Karen. The TPOTY awards are open to all photographers - professional or amateur, beginner or expert, young or old - and can be described as being truly global, having received entries from over 140 countries. The awards are judged by leading photographers and experts in the field, whose distinction and integrity add greatly to the prestige that comes from winning. TPOTY-winning photographers enjoy having their work showcased around the world through a series of touring exhibitions. In 2018 the London exhibition alone was seen by over one million visitors. Many former winners have gone on to establish successful photographic careers.


Over a period of several months we worked with Chris and Karen to specify, design, build and test a completely new website that lives up to, and reflects the, high quality of the TPOTY awards itself. Hidden behind glorious galleries of quite astonishing photography, lies a hugely complex website with much functionality and bespoke programming. Apart from featuring an online competition entry system, there is also a sophisticated judging area, where TPOTY judges can view and shortlist their favourite entries. There is also a members area accessed via secure log-in and a full e-commerce web shop selling prints and books. Since its launch in May 2018, the site has received many favourable comments from the various types of  site visitors, inclusing photographers who are entering teh competition, the judges and members of the public.