Travel Photography Contest Deadlines Coming Up

Get those travel shots ready! The deadlines for two travel photography contests are coming up in the next few weeks.

City Magazine is holding a contest for the cover photo of the Fall ’08 Travel Issue. The deadline is July 31 (at 11:59pm EST). Submissions should “capture a unique moment in the life of a city or other travel destination” and “distill the essence of a particular place into a single image.”

The grand prize winner will receive an Olympus E-3 SLR digital camera with an ED 12-60mm F2.8/4.0 SWD Lens, a three-piece luggage set, and the chance to travel to Austria all-expenses paid to shoot for the 2009 Spring Travel issue.

Fifteen runners-up will receive a camera and have their work published in a special travel photography portfolio in the issue.

Remember to submit vertical shots with room for the City masthead at the top (it is a cover shot competition after all). For more information, check out the One City, Many Destinations photo contest page.

National Geographic Traveler and Photo District News are sponsoring the World in Focus photography contest (Regular Deadline: August 21, Extended Deadline:September 8 (with additional $10 entry fee)).

There are amateur and professional categories with entry fees respectively $12 and $35 per entry. The amateur grand prize is a 15-day trip for two to Antarctica. The professional top prize includes a 6-day professional photography workshop as well as a camera and equipment. For a full list of prizes, check out the contest web site.

Unfortunately, residents of New Jersey, Arizona, and Vermont are not legally allowed to enter the World in Focus contest. However, international entries are just fine, unless they are prohibited by law.

Good luck!

Posted by | Comments (1)  | July 24, 2008
Category: Notes from the collective travel mind

One Response to “Travel Photography Contest Deadlines Coming Up”

  1. Claire Says:

    Why can’t residents of New Jersey participate?