Photo of the Year 2018 (Wanderlust Travel Media)
News Words : Wanderlust team | 28 June

Wanderlust Photo of the Year 2018 competition now open!

Enter your best travel images to this year's Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition for the chance to win a dream photo commission to Hong Kong and Macao...

It’s that time of year again, when we ask you to gather together your stunning snaps and awe-inspiring images and send them in to the UK’s biggest travel photography competition for our judges to scour.

This year’s Wanderlust Photo of the Year competition sees four amateur photographers win the photo commission of a lifetime to the temples, food streets and green fringes of Hong Kong and Macao.

Senado Square (Macao Government Tourism Office)

Senado Square (Macao Government Tourism Office)

What you could win

We’ve teamed up with the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Macao Government Tourism Office, to spirit away four winning photographers to their amazing destinations on what promises to be the commission (and journey) of a lifetime.

The winner of each of the four categories (People, Wildlife, Landscape, and Travel Icons) will have the chance to explore Hong Kong’s traditional street markets, take in iconic city views and venture across idyllic islands – as well as discovering Macao’s unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage, sparking skyline, lush hills and coastline, which seem a world away from the main city.

All our runners up photographers will win a Nikon camera and lens kit, allowing them to gather new perspectives in crisp quality.

Views over Hong Kong city (Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Views over Hong Kong city (Hong Kong Tourism Board)

How to enter

No matter if you took your photos ten years or ten minutes ago, so long as you’re an amateur photographer, when and where they were shot is up to you. They do, however, need to fit into one of these four categories: People, Wildlife, Landscape or Travel Icons; the latter category recognises shots of people, landscapes or events that have achieved a landmark status in the travel world.

Dig through your memory cards and see what you can find, from the Taj Mahal shot sans crowds to the colour and bustle of Holi Festival, then send them in to our judges.

Closing date is 15 November 2018



A special thanks goes to this year’s sponsors: Nikon, Destinations, The Independent, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Macao Government Tourism Office, and PermaJet.