Cheyenne Hall, a Level 3 Photography student, has been selected as a finalist for the Young Travel Photographer of the Year 2020, joining other finalists from all around the world in the 15-18 age group. Over 25,000 images have been submitted from photographers in more than 140 countries, so to be a finalist is a significant achievement in itself.
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) is an international travel photography award. The competition runs annually and is open to entries from photographers of all ages and abilities. TPOTY-winning photographers have seen their work showcased around the world. Established photographic careers have been boosted and new careers kick-started. The competition is judged by an international panel of expert photographers and editors.
“I entered the competition in the autumn last year,” Cheyenne said. “I was surprised to receive an email from the organisers that I was one of the finalists chosen. I entered because I wanted to experience competitions.
“I don’t have an idea of which type of photography specifically I want to specialise in yet, but I've had a taste of various kinds, and I don't want to stick to just one. Each type of photography is exciting in its own way, and I'm enjoying the experience of each.”
Photography tutors Sam Lee Hayes and Richard Hamilton added: “To be shortlisted for an international photography award is a huge achievement and shows what a motivated and talented student Cheyenne is. Since beginning the Level 3 Photography course in September 2020 Cheyenne has shown a real ability to produce fantastic images and has displayed the key components needed to succeed: great attendance, hard work and passion. We wish Cheyenne the best of luck with the competition and see an exciting future ahead of her.”
The 2021 awards will open for entries later this year in April.