PTD Best of Photo Travel Competition

(formerly Image of the Year Competition)

PTD Best of Photo Travel
Competition Director

Bonnie Rovere

All Images (digital or prints) by a PSA member that have received a PSA Gold, Silver, or Bronze Medal in an Open or Theme section of a PSA-recognized PTD Exhibition during the previous calendar year are eligible for this competition. 
Eligible entrants will receive an email from the PTD Best of Photo Travel Director. This invitation will list the titles of the eligible photos. The email will also include instructions how to enter the competition. See also New rules (linked below).
Note: Frequently, PSA-recognized exhibitions do not have or do not report all entrant’s email addresses. If you have eligible images and have not been contacted by the PTD Best of Photo Travel Director by mid-July, please contact Bonnie Rovere.

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


Competitions were judged in the year after competition year.


  • All digital images and prints awarded PSA GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medals in any PSA recognized Photo Travel are eligible
  • Exhibitions in 2015 are eligible for this competition. Salon medals and other medals awarded by other photographic organizations such as FIAP, RPS, etc. are not eligible.
  • All entrants must be PSA members. You are invited to enter your eligible digital/print images.
  • If you are not a PSA member, you may register for your 2015 and 2016 PSA membership before entering this competition.


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.