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YOUNG TPOTY
TPOTY

Online Entry

Welcome to TPOTY Online Entry

TPOTY 2009 accepts entries by print or online. To submit prints please go to the How To Enter page.

To submit your images online, please follow the instructions given below.


Over the next few pages we'll guide you through the process of registering your online entry and uploading your images. Please note; if you enter online and are shortlisted for the final judging, you will be required to submit prints at that stage.

Step One:

Before uploading, read the following information carefully.
Firstly, make sure your images qualify, by reading ‘original image size’ below.

Original image size:

For the Portfolio, New Talent, One Shot and Young TPOTY categories, the original images must be high enough resolution to be printed at 30cm x 25cm (3600 pixels along longest length) at 300dpi. Images taken on a camera phone will not be accepted for these categories. When you submit them online you will need to resize to a smaller size, as shown below.

The minimum requirement for; First Shot is that you have used a mobile phone camera of at least 1 mega pixel, or a basic digital camera (with the phone or camera on its highest image quality setting).

Scanned images - if you have shot your images on film or transparency and then scanned them, you can still upload them for any category except First Shot. Please re-size as shown below.

Resizing, naming and uploading your images

Resizing for upload: Please resize your images to 800 pixels along the longest edge, at 72 dpi, then save as jpegs. Uploaded images should be no bigger than 2Mb in size Important - when resizing your images, do not save over the original image!

Naming your images: After resizing, please name your upload files with your initial and surname, plus the category name and imager number. For example: jdoe_life1.jpg.

Uploading your images: For each image you submit, you will need to submit an image title and an image caption. The title should be a brief description - e.g. ‘Children walking to school’ or ‘Beach sunset’. The caption should consist of the location of the shot, including town or village (if appropriate), and country. If the image shows an event such as a festival, please also include the title of that event in the caption. And if the image shows an animal/bird/fish/plant (as the main focus of the shot), please name the species.

When your images are ready to upload, go to step two.

Step Two:

Before uploading your images you will need to register. This is the equivalent of filling out an online entry form, and you will not need to print out an entry form from this website and send it in to us. If you have already registered for online entry, you will need to login.

Step Three:

Once you have registered or logged in, you will be taken to a page where you choose the first category you wish to enter. Click on that category and you will be taken to a page where you can upload your images and enter the image description and the location where the shot was taken (town/village or area plus the country). The next page will show your images with their captions. You'll be able to edit your entry at this stage if you've made a mistake. When you are happy with your entry go to the next page, where you will have the option to checkout or to continue uploading more entries. Remember - you can enter as many categories as you are eligible for, as often as you like.

Step Four:

If you want to enter another category, click on that category name and repeat this process. When you have finished, click checkout to pay your entry fee and complete your entry. You will shortly receive an email confirming your entry has been received. If you want to enter the same category again with a different selection of images, you will need to go through the full PayPal payment process, then upload your new images.

Step Five:

Once you have submitted and paid for your entries, and are logged into the system, you will be able to see your entries in your own online 'gallery' by clicking the See Your Images link on the right hand side of the image upload pages.

If you experience any problems, please e-mail us

Click here when you are ready to start online entry

All images © photographers as credited. No reproduction in any media without permission

CLOSING DATE

22nd September

All images © photographers or TPOTY as credited.

No reproduction in any media without permission

Travel Photographer of the Year - www.tpoty.com - 2009 © Chris Coe