NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest

Thursday, April 10, 2014 jeffrey 0 Comments

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 has just begun. Have you captured your best shot yet? Channel the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe through your lenses. The official categories include: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments. Upload your image via the NatGeo contest site along with your entry form and a $15 entry fee. Ten (10) entries in each category will be selected in Round 1 and will move on to Round 2 wherein the Judges will collectively select a First Place winner of an 8-day Alaska's Inside Passage Expedition in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird with National Geographic Expeditions for the winner  and one (1) guest in 2015. Next is the Second Place winner of a 5-day National Geographic Photography Workshop in Santa Fe. The Third Place winner, on the other hand, will receive a 6-day cruise for two (2) from Schooner American Eagle and Heritage. There will also be Merit Prizes wherein seven winners will each be given a US$200 gift certificate to B&H Photo. In addition to these awesome prizes, your winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler and n the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website.

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 Contest Requirements:
  • Open to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry
  • Note: Cuba, Iran, New Jersey, North Korea, Sudan or Syria are not allowed to join
  • Entry fee of US$15 per entry
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 website and complete an online entry form
  2. Four (4) Categories:
    • Travel Portraits
    • Outdoor Scenes
    • Sense of Place
    • Spontaneous Moments
  3. Entry Guidelines:
    • Entry must be your own original material
    • Photographs must be in digital format (JPEG or .jpg)
    • Only online entries will be eligible
    • The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies or photographic prints are acceptable
    • Must be 20 megabytes or smaller
    • Must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image)
    • Photographs must have been taken within two (2) years before the date of entry and may not previously have won an award in the National Geographic International Photography Contest, the National Geographic Photography Contest or any National Geographic Traveler photo contest
    • Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping
    • Photographs that include sculptures, statues, paintings, and other works of art will be accepted as long as they do not constitute copyright infringement or fraud
    • The caption must be complete and accurate, sufficient to convey the circumstances in which the photograph was taken
  4. Upload your entry/ies via the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 website along with the online entry form and fee
  5. Judging Criteria:
    • 50% Creativity
    • 50% Photographic quality
  6. Ten (10) entries in each Category will be selected in Round 1 and will move on to Round 2 wherein the Judges will collectively select a winner for each prize level based on the Judging Criteria
  7. You can submit as many entries as you want
  8. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: March 18, 2014 12PM (US Eastern Daylight Time) - June 30, 2014 12PM (US Eastern Daylight Time)
Contest Prize:
  • First Prize - One (1) winner of:
    • An 8-day Alaska's Inside Passage Expedition in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird with National Geographic Expeditions for the winner and one (1) guest in 2015 inclusive of:
      • Economy air transportation for two (2) between a major international gateway airport near your home
      • Seven (7) nights' accommodations in a Category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird
      • Meals and other items
    • The winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler
    • The winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website
    • A one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine
  • Second Prize - One (1) winner of:
    • 5-day National Geographic Photography Workshop in Santa Fe inclusive of:
      • Four (4) nights' accommodations
    • The winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler
    • The winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website
    • One-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine
  • Third Prize - One (1) winner of:
    • 6-day cruise for two (2) from Schooner American Eagle and Heritage
    • The winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler
    • The winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website
    • One-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine
  • Merit Prizes - Seven (7) winners of:
    • US$200 gift certificate to B&H Photo
    • 11"x14" matted and framed print of the entry
    • The Art of Travel Photography Course on DVD from The Great Courses
    • The winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler
    • The winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website
    • One-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine
Upside
  • Online submission
  • Open internationally
  • Multiple submission allowed
  • Chance to be featured in the National Geographic magazine
  • Huge prizes!
  • Bragging rights
Downside
  • Other win a trip prizes does not include fare and accommodations
  • Entry fee of US$15 per entry
  • No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted
For more info, log on to travel.nationalgeographic.com