Land Rover invites photographers to go 'wild'

Land Rover invites photographers to go 'wild'  
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on 06/12/2006

Land Rover TPOTY 2005 winner Mani PuthuranLand Rover TPOTY winner 2004 Sandy Nesbitt

Land Rover is inviting photographers to go ‘Wild’ with its sponsorship of the 2006 international Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) competition. Entrants need to catch the judges’ eye with a portfolio of four ‘wild’ travel images that encapsulate the excitement and adventure of wildlife, dramatic landscapes or climates or extreme sports.

This is the third year that the UK’s leading 4x4 manufacturer has supported the competition, which is open to amateur and professional photographers alike and which regularly attracts over 10,000 images from photographers in more than 40 countries. TPOTY features four portfolio categories and one single image competition, and there is a special category for the under-17s. Each year Land Rover has sponsored a TPOTY category that reflects the qualities of adventure and excellence that are synonymous with Land Rover itself.

The photographer who successfully goes ‘Wild’ will win an adventure for two to explore the wildlife and citylife of Brazil, organised by Audley Travel, courtesy of Land Rover. In addition, they’ll be able to edit the images they take on their prize trip with Adobe’s Photoshop CS2 software, and share those images with the world via a custom-built website from Iridius.

TPOTY 2006 boasts a total prize package worth over £50,000, with other category prizes including trips to India, The Bahamas, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Mozambique, plus professional-level photographic equipment from Adobe, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Hewlett Packard and Mamiya.

The second-placed entrant in the ‘Wild’ category will win a Wacom Intuos3 A5 Wide pen tablet and an HP Photosmart Pro B9180 printer, while the Highly Commended entrant will receive a Lee Filters Starter Kit and Fujifilm Multijet Inkjet Paper and the Commended entrant will win a copy of the new TPOTY book, Journey Two, in hardback, plus Fujifilm Multijet Inkjet Paper.

In 2005 Land Rover backed the TPOTY ‘Go Beyond’ category. That category was won by Indian-born amateur photographer Mani Puthuran, a radiologist working at Hull Royal Infirmary. His stunning images can be seen on and as part of the TPOTY exhibition at the British Airways London Eye during July and August.

Entries for TPOTY 2006 are now open, and close on September 9, 2006. Full information and entry forms are available from or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to 23A The Business Centre, Earl Soham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 7SA.

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