PTD Best of Photo Travel Competition

(formerly Image of the Year Competition)

PTD Best of Photo Travel
Competition Director

Bonnie Rovere


All images by a PSA member that have received a PSA Gold Medal: Best of Show in an Open section of a PSA-recognized PTD Exhibition during the previous calendar year are eligible for this free Best of Photo Travel competition. The Best of Show winners in any special sections (themes) of a PSA-recognized Exhibition are not eligible for the Best of Photo Travel Competition. Both slides and digital images are eligible. All slide entries must be scanned and submitted as a digital image.

All eligible entrants will receive an email invitation from the PTD Best of Photo Travel Director. This invitation will list the titles of the photos the member has that are eligible. Additionally, there will be instructions regarding how and where to enter online.

New rules for the Best of Photo Travel (BOPT) (pdf) (updated May 2016)


Competitions were judged in the year after competition year.


An award plaque is presented to the image judged to be the Best of Photo Travel. The plaque awarded includes the member’s name, the title of their winning image, the award name, and year of the award.

The winning image is shown at the PSA Annual Conference, displayed on the PSA web site, and published in the PSA Journal. The Award is presented to the winner, if present, at the PTD Luncheon at the PSA Annual Conference. The Best of Photo Travel award is mailed if the recipient cannot attend the Conference.