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Deadline: November 10, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Varied Entry
Entry Fee: Free / £10

Wanderlust Photo of the Year

Wanderlust Photo of the Year Wanderlust Photo of the Year is now accepting submissions. Once again we’re looking for outstanding photos from around the globe, taken by travellers just like you.. Amateur photographers are welcome to enter up to four photographs in any of the People, Wildlife, Landscape or Travel Icons categories for the chance to win photo commissions to either Senegal or Ghana. Both amateur and professional photographers could also enter a Portfolio category, with a cash prize of £3,000.

The portfolio must be themed and reflect one of the categories. The images must work together to create a cohesive portfolio. Pictures will be judged independently and as a set.

Each submission must consist of a portfolio of five photos in total. Only one entry per individual is allowed – multiple entries will result in disqualification.

Win a commission – Amateur competition

From the lively beaches, colonial architecture and elephant-rich savannahs of Ghana to the verdant jungles of Senegal, a visit here is an expedition. You’ll wander past wind-sculpted Saharan sand dunes, navigate sunburnt mangrove mazes and stand on salty coastlines – signs of the region’s diversity. It is one of the hidden corners of our planet: a land of nomads and a haven for photographers…

Wanderlust has teamed up with Gambia Bird Airlines to whisk four winners off to Accra or Dakar on an extraordinary photographic commission.

Win £3,000 – Portfolio competition

The Portfolio competition is open to both amateur and professional photographers (and it’s often won by amateurs). Here, we’re after a set of five eye-catching images that work together as a set – they should be striking images in themselves that, when put together, tell a cohesive and spectacular story.

Similarly to the Amateur competition, the Portfolios must fit one of the same four categories: People, Wildlife, Landscape or Travel Icons – maybe five awesome wildlife shots, or five different perspectives on the world’s travel icons. The winner will walk away with a whopping £3,000.

And the Runners Up and Highly Recommended?

Don’t worry if you don’t win the top prize, all our Runners Up and Highly Recommended entrants will win cameras kindly provided by Nikon.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Up to ten entries in each category will be displayed for judging at Destinations 2015.

The People/Wildlife winners will win a photo commission to Ghana (Accra) and the Landscape/Travel Icon winners will go to Senegal (Dakar). Each winner can bring an adult travelling companion. Flights are from London Gatwick and tickets cannot be changed once booked. Trip includes transfers, half-board accommodation, internal travel and a guide if needed.

The photographer of the Portfolio deemed by the judges to be the overall winner of the Portfolio category will be awarded £3,000.

Four ‘runners up’ entrants across the amateur categories will receive a Nikon D5300 with 18-55MM BLACK KIT £719.99.

Four ‘highly commended’ entrants across the amateur categories will receive a Nikon COOLPIX P600 (RRP £359.99).

The winner of the Destinations 2015 visitors vote will receive a COOLPIX S9700 (RRP £249.99). ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+

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COPYRIGHT: Copyright of entered photos remains with the photographer in its entirety.

Winners retain copyright and ownership of photos taken on the commission USAGE RIGHTS: Prize-winning and commended photos may be reproduced free of charge in both Wanderlust and The Independent, including their websites, and may be used by any of the sponsors and organisers of the exhibition, without payment, in direct promotional material related to the competition and exhibition only.

The photographer grants the organisers and sponsors non-exclusive rights to free production and exhibition of prize-winning and commended entries but only in direct promotion of and publicity for this competition for up to five years. Where possible, credit will be given. Photos cannot be sold by any third party without the photographer’s permission.

There may be opportunities for winning photographers to benefit from the commercial use of their image but they will always be contacted first to obtain their permission.

Wanderlust and The Independent may use the photos taken on the commission, without payment, for related follow-up features. Gambia Bird Airlines will be granted free use of the photos for promotional purposes; this could include brochures, social media, advertising and third-party brochures.

The images will not be available to third parties without the photographer’s permission.

The submitted photographs may be published in issues of the Wanderlust Travel Photo Of The Year book.

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