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Deadline: June 30, 2014
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Free to Verge subscribers ($12 subscription)


Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

Picturing our Planet Photo Challenge 2014

Picturing our Planet Photo Challenge 2014

Verge Magazine – Picturing our Planet Photo Challenge 2014

We know that you are travellers and that you believe in the concept of travel with purpose. You’ve told us that the time you spent volunteering, working, or learning abroad was life-changing. Now we want to see it through your lens—the fun times, the hard times, the once-in-a-lifetimes.

The challenge? Help us see the world differently.

Show us a snippet of that life-changing journey, and tell us why it mattered. Give us a picture of how you are making a difference—or show us the people, places and experiences that are making a difference to you.

Categories for submissions are:

1. People

Photographs that tell a story about the people you’ve met on your travels, the social interactions, the individuals, their lives and livelihoods and special moments you’ve experienced that make a community unique.

2. Places

Show us the incredible landscapes, dark alleyways, crowded marketplaces, dusty plains, chaotic urban scenes, stunning wilderness vistas – all the strange and special places you’ve discovered on your travels.

3. Projects and issues

Meaningful travel involves learning about people and cultures around the world, their traditions, ideas and issues they face. Show us the photographs you’ve taken that step beyond the pictorial to tell a clear story about what you’ve discovered on your travels.

Tell us your story; change our perspective.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Grand Prize: The overall best in show will be awarded a prize of $1,000 Canadian.

Category Winners: The winning image in each category will be awarded a travel prize pack, including $100, a travel guidebook, a t-shirt and Verge Magazine subscription.

Short-listed Images: Up to fifteen images in each contest category will be short-listed, for exhibition at the 2014 Toronto, Montreal and Boston Go Global Expos and for publication in the Photo Annual Edition of Verge Magazine. Short-listed photographers will receive Verge Magazine subscriptions. ELIGIBILITY: Open to All

Entries must be submitted in digital form, as .jpg files, via the form on the Verge Magazine website. The original, uninterpolated image size must be a minimum of 1500 x 2100 pixels or 3.1 megapixels. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Only the creator of an image has the right to submit it. All entrants must ensure that they own the copyright.

All copyright and title to all submissions remains with the entrant in its entirety USAGE RIGHTS: The entrant grants to organizers and the competition sponsors non-exclusive non-transferable rights to reproduction and exhibition of submissions. These rights include but are not limited to the following intended uses: publishing submissions in Verge Magazine in print and electronic form, exhibiting mounted versions of shortlisted images at venues across Canada and the United States including the Go Global Expos, use of the submission for contest promotional purposes, the right to use the entrant’s name in a credit alongside the submission. Images that are mounted for exhibition (maximum of one print per shortlisted image) may be auctioned off at a later date, and any proceeds will support this contest.

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