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Deadline: 11th July 2011
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: US$15 per photo (An additional US$10 is required for each Entry after 28th June)


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest submission period runs from April 5 to July 11. But don’t dilly-dally! More than 3,700 photographers entered nearly 11,000 images in last year’s competition.

The pictures captured an assortment of the places, wildlife, and people that make traveling memorable, evoking a sense of delight or discovery—or both. For the 23rd year, we are inviting readers to share their photos of the world around them.

Submit digital entries online in any of these four categories:

Travel Portraits: Locals working, playing, celebrating

Outdoor Scenes: Landscapes, aerials, wildlife, waterscapes

Sense of Place: Pictures that evoke the essence of a place

Spontaneous Moments: Fun, quirky, surprising, and unrehearsed moments

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First prize: Fourteen-day expedition for two to the British and Irish Isles aboard the National Geographic Explorer

Second prize: Nine-night hotel stay at Trident Hotels in India, including stays in Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, and Udaipur

Third prize: Intensive two-and-a-half-day photo workshop at Santa Fe Workshops

Seven merit prizes: $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo

Winning images will be showcased in the November / December 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. ELIGIBILITY: All who have reached the age of majority Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The photographer will always retain the copyright of their photograph USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with a name credit) in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: Display at a potential exhibition of winners; publication of a book featuring select entries in the Contest; publication in National Geographic Traveler Magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest.

Entrants consent to the Sponsor doing or omitting to do any act that would otherwise infringe the entrant’s “moral rights” in their entries. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

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