WASHINGTON (March 18, 2014)—National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. The contest, which is open now, ends Monday, June 30, at 12 p.m. EDT.
Eligible contestants can visit nationalgeographic.com/travelerphotocontest to submit photographs in any or all of four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. For official contest rules, visit http://on.natgeo.com/1i80wEV.
Judging consists of two rounds of evaluation based on creativity and photographic quality. The second-prize winner will receive a five-day National Geographic Photography Workshop for one in Santa Fe, N.M., and the third-prize winner will receive a six-day cruise for two on a Maine windjammer schooner. Seven merit-prize winners will receive a print of their photo, matted and framed by the National Geographic Imaging Lab, a $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo and “The Art of Travel Photography” course on DVD from National Geographic and The Great Courses.
Throughout the contest, National Geographic Traveler magazine photo editors will showcase their favorite entries every week at nationalgeographic.com/travelerphotocontest. Visitors to the site can view all entries and share them with family and friends through Twitter and Facebook, can download wallpapers and can complete jigsaw puzzles featuring contest entries.
The grand prize, Alaska’s Inside Passage Expedition, is a unique trip to explore the remote wilderness and remarkable wildlife of southeastern Alaska with a team of expert naturalists. The trip is provided by National Geographic Expeditions, the travel program of the National Geographic Society, which offers guided trips spanning all seven continents and more than 60 destinations.
“I just took in an exhibition of work by iconic photographer Robert Capra, a groundbreaking photographer who set the tone for many National Geographic shooters whose images have become symbols of our time. The delight I get from our photo contest is seeing legions of so-called amateurs creating enduring images that continue to demonstrate the pictorial excellence that is the lifeblood of National Geographic,” said Keith Bellows, National Geographic Traveler magazine editor-in-chief and National Geographic Travel senior vice president.
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