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Deadline: June 30, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: US$15 per entry

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The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe with us

The Categories for entries are: (1) Travel Portraits; (2) Outdoor Scenes; (3) Sense of Place; and (4) Spontaneous Moments.

There is no limit on the number of entries per person.

Judging consists of two (2) rounds of evaluation. In Round One, each judge in a panel of photographic experts (at least one of whom will be independent of Sponsor) (“Judges”) will select ten (10) entries from among all eligible entries based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):(1) Creativity 50%; (2) Photographic quality 50%. The entries selected in Round One will proceed to Round Two. In Round Two, the Judges will collectively select a Winner for each prize level based on the Judging Criteria.

Only minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. High dynamic range images (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the Photograph ineligible for a prize.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: First Prize:
(1) 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 guest in 2015;
(2) the winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(3) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(4) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine

Second Prize:
(1) a 5-day National Geographic Photography Workshop in Santa Fe for the winner;
(2) the winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(3) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(4) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Third Prize:
(1) a 6-day cruise for two (2) from Schooner American Eagle and Heritage;
(2) the winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(3) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(4) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Seven (7) Merit Prizes will be awarded. Each Merit Prize consists of:
(1) a US$200 gift certificate to B&H Photo;
(2) an 11”x14” matted and framed print of the entry;
(3) The Art of Travel Photography Course on DVD from The Great Courses;
(4) the winning image will be featured in the December 2014/January 2015 edition of National Geographic Traveler;
(5) the winning image will be featured on the National Geographic Traveler photo contest website; and
(6) a one-year subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine. ELIGIBILITY: All / 18+

All digital files must be 20 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG or .jpg format, and must be at least 1,600 pixels wide (if a horizontal image) or 1,600 pixels tall (if a vertical image) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the 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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