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News  /  30th May 2024

National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2024 winners announced 


National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2024 winners announced 

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has announced the winners of its Photography Competition 2024. Seeking to highlight the best in travel photography, this prestigious annual competition, celebrating its 12th year, was open to entrants from across the UK and Ireland from December 2023 until February 2024. Photographers, both amateur and professional, submitted travel images taken during the past year in any of six categories. 

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “From the Northern Lights in Iceland and the landscapes of the Norwegian coast to the souks of Marrakech and a workshop in Cambodia, the entries of this year’s competition continue to amaze us with their creativity. 

“After over a decade of judging the awards, it would be reasonable to expect that the originality and impact of travel photography would somehow diminish. But our finalists’ unique perspectives on the world prove that there are always new ways to view the well-trodden paths, as well as those less travelled. A huge congratulations to everyone included here, in what was a competition of exceptionally high standards.” 

All six category winners receive a year-long subscription to National Geographic Traveller (UK) and tickets to the forthcoming online Masterclasses, a series of travel writing and photography panel discussions due to take place in early 2025. Selected entrants will also be included as part of a national press and media campaign, and featured on nationalgeographic.com/travel 

Category winners: 


  • Chris West – The Northern Lights, Iceland 


  • Colin Tennant – Mother and child, Arctic Bay, Canada 


  • Lewis James Newman – Urban fox, south London 

Food and Travel 

  • Bernard Kuhn – Bean curd skins, Koh Dach Island, Cambodia 

Urban Environment 

  • Kirill Nikitin – Souk Haddadine, Marrakech, Morocco 


  • Dylan McBurney – Norwegian coast 

Launched in 2011, the prestigious annual competition seeks the UK’s best travel photography talent — this year across six categories: Landscape; People; Wildlife; Food & travel; Urban; and Portfolio. A global press and media campaign will present the winning images, which will also be featured on the National Geographic website. 

To view the winners, click here.